this past weekend, about 32 of us were treated to an eight-course beer-paired culinary adventure: eating about beer 2010. More extensive descriptions of the event will be written by the makers in the near future, so for now just I’ll share a few pictures:
sopressata, cured at home
“a selection of seasonal pickled vegetables” arranged symmetrically
homebrews in fancy packaging
buckwheat soba noodle making
homebrews on ice
soba going through the pasta maker
for the fritters
topping for the sicilian chickpea fritters
pickled vegetables cut up for serving
soba with cale, shredded daikon and dipping broth
ratatoullie with cheese scraping
adding wheatberries to the salad
mustard, in nugget dipping containers
nuggets, with dipping containers, in serving boxes
fancy napkins for the nuggets
tapioca with a hazelnut and coffee shortbread cookie
Paramit corporation hosted the staging area and registration. They love microwaves. or hot food.
The ride was really well supported with plentiful sugary home-baked rest stops. I ate a lot of m&ms and cookies that day. yum.
The ride was a little foggy in the morning, especially once you got up in the hills a bit:
and sometimes sunny
the fog was wonderful though:
there was an accident somewhere on the route where a car apparently hit a telephone pole, requiring that the road be closed while PG&E conduct repairs. we lost about 30 miles of our ride but we were able to make up 20 miles of it elsewhere on uvas rd.
Brook hooked me up with some flashy handlebar tape:
I went to the 2010 beer 2 brakers ride on Saturday for San Francisco Beer Week. My friends Israel and Bill (in a “Eating about Beer” side project) started the day with a “Beer for Breakfast” pairing at cafe la paz and then we rode off to wave “hi” to Speakeasy, and then back into SoMA to visit Thirsty Bear. From there, the crew rode to Gordon Biersch and then Mojo Cafe and then to the beach. Here are some photos from the event.