Restaurant August hosts its first beer pairing dinner Sept. 3.
Orange County, California brewer The Bruery
will showcase its beer at events Sept. 2-3 at events at The Avenue Pub and Restaurant August.
The Bruery, named for founder and brewer Patrick Rue, recently released a portfolio of sour and wild beers under a new brand called Bruery Terreux
and will debut the line at a "Late Summer Sour" tasting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2 at The Avenue Pub
(1732 St. Charles Ave., 504-586-9243).
Bruery representative Cambria Griffith, who is certified by the Cicerone program for beer professionals, will discuss the beers, including Saison Rue, Hottenroth Berliner Weisse, Tart of Darkness, Gypsy Tart, Beret and Tonnellerie Rue. She also will discuss the creation and direction of Bruery Terreux and hand out limited-edition glassware.
The Bruery will collaborate with Restaurant August
(301 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-299-9777) on its first beer dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. The five-course meal includes venison carpaccio with smoked onion and mole paired with Bruery Terreux Gypsy Tart, and "pastrami" crusted wagyu hanger steak with leek and ricotta dumplings served with Saison Rue.
Bruery beers were first released in early 2014 and August offered them. “We began featuring one of their offerings on our list and rotating the selection, which was a bit of an experiment, but we quickly learned that these were great food beers and they really seemed to work well with our cuisine," says August general manager Robert Wailes. "Their seasonal beers seemed to match especially well with the seasonal cycle of our menu.”
“I think that we are going to be able to showcase the quality of their beers as well as some pairings that might be off the beaten path,” he says.
Tickets are $100, including tax and tip and can be purchased online here