Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: March 21 to 22

 

Charlotte Beer Dinner Pairs Region's Best Brews with Gourmet Food

 

“The wide variety of beer styles is going to make this an incredible dinner.  Usually, there is only one or two brewers/breweries in attendance, but with eight master brewers joining us for this event, this should be a once in life time experience,” said Chef Michael Smith.

 

 

Charlotte, North Carolina (March 14, 2014) - On Friday, March 21st some of the region’s best craft beers will be on the menu at Harry’s Grille & Tavern in Charlotte. What makes this even more interesting is that Harry’s Executive Chef Michael Smith has designed a five-course meal cooked with the beers. 
 
It’s part of the All Ale to the Queen Beer Dinner, held on the eve of the All Ale to the Queen Beer Carnival, happening the next day at the NC Music Factory.
 
“The wide variety of beer styles is going to make this an incredible dinner.  Usually, there is only one or two brewers/breweries in attendance, but with eight master brewers joining us for this event, this should be a once in life time experience,” said Chef Michael Smith.
 
 A handful of seats remain for the beer dinner, that’s limited to 100 tickets. Tickets are $65 each. In addition to enjoying a five-course meal paired with a selection of craft beers, attendees will also be dining with the head brewers involved and getting a chance to converse with them about their approach to making beer.
 
“I think everyone in attendance will be amazed at the creativity and passion that went into this menu. We couldn't be more excited to host this extraordinary event,” said Harry’s General Manager, Nicole Madey. 
 
The menu includes dishes like a sweet lettuce salad with cinnamon candied nuts, jicama, oranges, and Wicked Weed/Oskar Blues Passion Fruit IPA Vinaigrette. If that’s not enough to make you salivate, how about a Mini bacon-wrapped Saratoga ribeye with D9 Old Ale and caramelized onion reduction?
 
The next day, the brewers involved and dozens more will convene at the All Ale to the Queen Beer Carnival where more than 100 craft beers will be available to sample.
 
“All Ale to the Queen Beer Carnival is indicative of the types of events we produce. We focus on quality craft beer, craft beer education, all while having a great time,” said festival director Stephanie Carson.
 
In addition, there will be aerial artists, a master illusionist, glass eater, contact ball artist, juggler and much more. Vinny Esposito from the Charlotte Panthers will be in charge of the jams at the fest to keep the party going.
 
Brewers in attendance at the Beer Dinner include:
Wicked Weed Brewing Co. (Asheville, NC) – Walt Dickinson, Head of Brewing Operations
Barking Duck Brewing Co. (Charlotte, NC) – Josh Carl, Headbrewer
Urban Orchard Cider Co. (Asheville, NC – Josie Mielke, Headbrewer
Goose Island Brewing Co. (Chicago, IL)
District 9 Brewing Co. (Charlotte, NC) – Andrew Durstewitz, Headbrewer
Studio Brew (Kingsport, TN) – Erich Allen, Headbrewer (guest)
Damascus Brewery (Damascus, VA) – Adam Woodson, Headbrewer (guest)
Lookout Mountain Brewery (Black Mountain, NC) – John Garcia, Headbrewer (guest)
 
More information on the Beer Dinner and Beer Carnival can be found at
www.allaletothequeen.com

 

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Charlotte Beer Dinner Pairs Region's Best Brews with Gourmet Food

Charlotte, North Carolina - All Ale to the Queen, held March 21 to 22,  encompasses the region's best craft beer. From the Friday night Beer Dinner at Harry's Grille and Tavern to Saturday's King of Craft Session and Beer Carnival, craft beer lovers will be amazed at the unique and quality brews available. In addition to enjoying a five-course meal paired with a selection of craft beers, attendees will also be dining with the head brewers involved and getting a chance to converse with them about their approach to making beer.  Tickets can be purchased at www.allaletothequeen.com. Tickets for the Beer Dinner are $65, Tickets for the King of Craft Session are $85, Early Bird Tickets are $55 and Beer Carnival Tickets are $45 if purchased in advance of the event.

 

 

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