Le Pigeon & Hair of the Dog Brewing Vintage Beer Dinner

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In the realm of brewer’s dinners, this one is as sure fire for beer geeks as any I have seen. However, the combo of one of Portland’s most famous chefs, Gabriel Rucker, with Alan Sprints of Hair of the Dog will cost a pretty penny. This will be the first brewer’s dinner at Rucker’s Le Pigeon, and it’s to celebrate the release of author Patrick Dawson’s new book, Vintage Beer: A Taster’s Guide to Brews That Improve Over Time. The dinner on Wednesday ,March 26th, will feature a five-course tasting menu from Le Pigeon’s two-time James Beard Award-winning chef Gabriel Rucker paired with exclusive aged beers from Alan Sprints, founder of Hair of the Dog, a brewery respected across the beer universe for its focus on making vintage dated beers.

Like good wine, certain beers can be aged under the right conditions, a process that enhances and changes their flavors in interesting and delicious ways. Author Patrick Dawson will help host the Le Pigeon beer dinner to celebrating the release of his book, Vintage Beer: A Taster’s Guide to Brews That Improve Over Time.

The vintage beers that will be poured alongside the five-course tasting menu include:

• Blue Dot Double IPA, Winter 2014
• Doggie Claws West Coast Barlywine, 2010
• Michael Flanders Red Ale, 2012
• Fred from the Wood Golden Strong Ale, 2012 & Bourbon Fred Golden Strong Ale, 2012
• Pannepooch Quadrupel, 2013

The Le Pigeon beer dinner is Wednesday, March 26, with two seatings, 5:30pm and 8:15pm, for $125 per person including food, beer, and gratuity. Signed copies of Dawson’s book will be available for purchase as well. To reserve a seat, please call Le Pigeon at 503-546-8796.

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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