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Altabira City Tavern Beer Dinner with Sound Brewery

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Rooftop beer bar and restaurant Altabira City Tavern welcomes Sound Brewery to its October craft beer dinner on Wednesday, October 18th. Guests will enjoy a four-course, modern pub-style menu paired with craft beers from Sound Brewery and prepared by chef de cuisine Luis Escorcia and pastry chef Natalie Harkness.  The menu will be paired with several of the award winning craft brews being produced this month by guest brewer, J. Mark Hood of Sound Brewery in Poulsbo, WA.

 

Reception begins at 6:30 p.m.

Four-course dinner 7:00-9:00 p.m.

$50 per person includes beer and food. Gratuity not included.

 

Reservations available by calling Altabira at (503) 963-3600.

 

 

Craft Beer Dinner Menu 

with Pairings from Sound Brewery

 

Passed Appetizers

Chorizo deviled eggs

Honey BBQ chicharones

Explorateur cheese tarts with huckleberry compote

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Paired with Liberty IPA, a refreshing fresh Northwest IPA that epitomizes our local lifestyle. Along with the burst of citrusy Citra and Galaxy hop aromas and flavors, you can almost taste the forest and mountains in the Cascade hops.

 

Starter Course

Roasted pumpkin bisque with toasted pepitas and chive oil

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Paired with Monks Indiscretion, a dry-hopped beer fermented with an aromatic Belgian yeast strain. This beer has an intense tropical aroma and flavor, with balanced bitterness. 

 

Second Course

Soft shell crab French toast, preserved cherry tomatoes, basil oil and microgreens

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Paired with Humulo Nimbus, a thunderstorm of Northwest hops against a sky of clean, dry malt. This Double IPA is crisp, yet satisfying for the extreme hop lover and has a balance that brings it all together.

 

Main Course

Beer-braised short rib, new potatoes, Shishito peppers, Maitake mushrooms

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Paired with Dubbel Entendre, offering comforting aromas of chocolate malt and dark toffee, with a hint of banana and stone fruits. This beer is a dark abbey-style ale with a subtle rich maltiness and a dry, spicy finish. 

 

Dessert

Pistachio upside down cake with malted ice cream and fresh berries

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Named for a long extinct Russian Cave Bear, Ursus Spelaeus is a Belgian Style Imperial Stout with a blend of rich maltiness, notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee and subtle licorice with a perfect balance of hops. The Belgian yeast strain adds touches of fruit, herbs and spices. 

 

Luis Escorcia, Chef de Cuisine

Natalie Harkness, Pastry Chef

Brewmaster, J. Mark Hood, Sound Brewery

 

About Altabira City Tavern

Altabira City Tavern offers regional American cuisine focused on updated classic dishes with 16 taps of local craft beers, select Northwest wines and locally distilled spirits. The restaurant and bar is open for lunch and dinner in a modern setting with large floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of Portland’s downtown skyline and inner eastside. For more information and menu, please visit www.altabira.com.

 

About Sound Brewery. Poulsbo, WA.

Sound Brewery was founded by award winning home brewers in 2010 to bring their interpretations of classic beers styles to market in the Northwest, Japan, and Canada. With dozens of medals and awards from North American Brewing Awards, World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Fest, US Beer Open, Northwest Brewing news and others, Sound focuses on quality, balance and drinkability and not on chasing fleeting trends. www.soundbrewery.com

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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