Eating About Beer 2012 Homebrew Dinner

January’s 2012 Homebrew Dinner hosted by Eating About Beer was another great evening of good food, good brews and good company.

I arrived early to take photos of the set-up.  Erin’s place in San Francisco had beautiful natural light and nice floral arrangements.

 

 

 

And a big dictionary.

 

Dishwashing, viewed through the window into the laundry room.

 

This sauce was for the Yakitori

 

There is an equal amount of beer in bottles and in kegs these days

 

homemade pickled mangoes

 

and carrots

 

They have a lever that opens the front door.  What are these called?  The internet isn’t helping me.

 

Yakitori and dipping sauce.  Chicken hearts and “regular” chicken too.

 

Cast iron coming out of the oven

 

Guests await more food and beer

 

Seitan

 

“Inside-out stuffed duck”  – Ground duck wrapped in dressing with a cherry molasses reduction.

 

9Sev Brew – Born in Maine Brewed in  Cali.  This pumpkin spice ale was paired with the inside-out stuffed duck above.

 

Ginger cake with a poached pear and whipped cream.

 

The chefs and brewers came out at the end for a toast.

 

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Photos of the Eating About Beer Summer homebrew potluck in Humanist Halll

This summer’s Eating about Beer Summer Homebrew Potluck (2011) was hosted at the Humanist Hall this past September.  It was a festive event, but I was struck by how simple, peaceful, and colorful scenes were in the venue.

 

Berry pies

 

Proceeds went to the Alameda Point Collaborative.

 

Behind the curtain

 

Homebrew by Eric

 

hops in jars

 

and homebrew in a bucket

 

there’s a little kitchen at the Humanist hall, which maintained the same bright, solid colors of the rest of the venue.

 

donation money jar

 

peephole

 

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Eating About Beer Winter 2011 Dinner Part 1

The 2011 Winter Eating About Beer dinner was held at the Commonwealth Cafe and Public House in Oakland this past Sunday.  Here are the photos that I took of the event.

 

Terrariums in the window.  It was a rainy sunday but the lighting in commonwealth was great.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing endives for the first course

 

 

 

 

Kitchen knives

 

 

 

 

On the wall

 

 

 

 

Frying pheasant skin

 

 

 

 

Those glasses need an anti-reflective coating

 

 

 

 

Potatoes being cut prior to frying

 

 

 

 

Crispy pheasant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth’s coffee condiment counter

 

 

 

 

Discussing pre-dinner activities

 

 

 

 

The Eating About Beer crew in the kitchen

 

 

 

 

Awesome flower arrangements.

 

 

 

 

game face.

 

 

 

 

Chives

 

 

 

 

Frying the “belgin-inspired crispy potatoes”

 

 

 

 

Scallions to later go with cheese and sausage

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth’s storefront, telegraph side.

 

 

 

 

The menu

 

 

 

 

The first guests start checking in

 

 

 

 

Plating the endives

 

 

 

 

seated, awaiting the first course

 

 

 

 

handling the marinated daikon

 

 

 

 

the plating continues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First course: Endive with roasted pheasant and hazelnuts – paired with a scottish heavy 70 shilling ale

 

 

 

 

The chefs discuss the first course

 

 

 

 

toast

 

 

 

 

Pouring homemade sake

 

 

 

 

plating of the onigiri

 

 

 

 

second course: a deconstructed sake bomb with umeboshi onigiri and marinated daikon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guatemalan longaniza sausages, cooking

 

 

 

 

describing the second course

 

more photos to come.  If you need more of a fix, check out the last eating about beer dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eating About Beer 2010

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:

homemade sopressata

sopressata, cured at home

pickled veggies

“a selection of seasonal pickled vegetables” arranged symmetrically

homebrews

homebrews in fancy packaging

soba-to-be

buckwheat soba noodle making

avacado cutting
beer

homebrews on ice

soba

soba going through the pasta maker

for the fritters

topping for the sicilian chickpea fritters

pickled veggies

pickled vegetables cut up for serving

beer model

marzen model

soba

soba with cale, shredded daikon and dipping broth

empties
ceviche

peruvian ceviche

ratatouille

ratatoullie with cheese scraping

pork

pork chop

prost

prost!

salad

adding wheatberries to the salad

mustard

mustard, in nugget dipping containers

nuggets

nuggets, with dipping containers, in serving boxes

silverware

fancy napkins for the nuggets

dessert

tapioca with a hazelnut and coffee shortbread cookie

the eab crew

the eab crew at the end of the night

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beer 2 brakers 2010

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.

Beer for Breakfast: 1st Course – Escarole / Arugula / Watercress Frittata + Marin’s Hefe Weiss / Blue Frog’s Hefe Weizen

folks enjoying french pressed coffee from cafe la paz

chuey taps the first keg of the morning

Frittatas…

…are served

2nd Course - Tacos de Huevoz con Chorizo with Salsa Verde Cruda + Magnolia's Prescription Pale Ale
sharky hooking up the espresso
tamping
bottomless
3rd Course - Chocolate / Smoked Bacon Fat Glazed Donut Holes + Anchor's Porter
people gathering outside prior to the start of the ride
en route to speakeasy
en route to speakeasy
en route to speakeasy
en route to speakeasy
riding circles in the speakeasy parking lot
headed to thirsty bear
thirsty bear
thirsty bear
chuey outside of thirsty bear
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