Brewer’s Tasting Dinner

The Oregon Garden asked us to come down and document the 6 Course Brewer’s Tasting Dinner – an event which kicks off the Brewfest Weekend.  Each course was paired with a beer tasting from each of the featured breweries with each brewer taking a moment to talk about their unique beer.  A special thanks to each of the breweries for their participation:

Gigantic Brewing 

GoodLife Brewing Company

Hopworks Urban Brewery

Logsdon Farmhouse Brews

Seven Brides Brewing

Widmer Brothers Brewing

From Belgian endives filled with a blend of olives, capers, roasted red pepper and caramelized onions to braised beef short ribs slow roasted with a root vegetable demi-glace, the 6 course meal was an absolute delight.  And the poached pear with mascarpone cheese filling was the perfect way to end the meal – paired with yet another beer of course!

The event was well publicized by local media and such blogging and Twitter enthusiasts as #pdxbeergeeks.