PLEASE NOTE: Admission to this dinner is limited to the first 36 people who purchase tickets. To purchase tickets, please click here.
Also — all attendees to this dinner will also receive complimentary admission to our private tasting of Pliny The Younger the following night (Friday the 22nd).
Eight years ago this month — the last weekend in February, to be official — we opened the Linkery. It has been a long, strange, fun and delicious trip.
One of the first things we became known for in San Diego was being a sit-down restaurant that offered an extensive (for the time) selection of craft beer. Because of this, we became friends with many awesome people in the brewing community, and those friendships have fueled a lot of what we do ever since.
All of which is a long way of saying that we are kicking off our 8th Anniversary weekend on Thursday, 21 Feb with a major dinner featuring Avery Brewing beers, hosted by Adam Avery.
Adam is bringing many very rare beers from his personal cellar for this one, and we’re going all out with the food.
Our IPA demands to be poured into your favorite glass to truly appreciate the citrusy, floral bouquet and the rich, malty, yet dry finish. In 1996, the first IPA ever packaged in Colorado! Brewed by hop heads, for hop heads. Malt: Two-row barley, Munich malt, Caramel 120. Hops: Columbus, Cascade, Chinook, Centennial. 75 IBU’s, 6.5% ABV.
30% Feremented White Muscat grapes from Bookcliff Winery aged in Chardonnay barrels
Bottled January 2012. 10.78% ABV.
30% Fermented Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Bookcliff Winery aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. Bottled January 2012. 11.03% ABV.
Thin sliced house cured bresaola from Central Coast grass-fed beef, local little gem lettuce, grapes, radish d’avignon, grilled local purple spring onions.
Lactic-forward sour beer, brewed with raspberries and aged in fresh Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from Montagna Vineyards in Napa Valley. Bottled September 2012. 7.10% ABV
100% Brettanomyces-fermented red ale aged with sour cherries in Zinfandel barrels. Bottled March 2010. 10.08% ABV
Country pate, Taj Farms chicken liver pâte sauce, smoked local strawberry mostarda, pickled local goat feta cheese, pickled Suzie’s Farm green onion & romanesco cauliflower, spicy Mangalitsa pork Coppa
New World Porter
Expanding the porter category, we’ve added a delightful dry-hop aroma to blend with the sweet caramel and robust chocolate characteristics of a traditional porter. It’s big, bold and black! Malt: Two-row barley, Munich malt, Chocolate malt, Black malt, Carapils, Caramel 120. Hops: Columbus, Cascade. 48 IBU’s, 6.7% ABV.
The Maharaja flaunts his authority with a deranged amount of hops: tangy, vibrant and pungent, along with an insane quantity of malted barley, fashioning a royal scarlet hue and an exquisite malt essence. Welcome to his kingdom! Malt: Two-row barley, Victory malt, Caramel 120. Hops: Columbus, Simcoe, Chinook, Centennial. Dry Hops: Simcoe, Centennial. 102 IBU’s, 10.5% ABV.
Grass-fed beef hanger steak, Avery beer battered pork rings (yes, like onion rings but with pork inside), baby carrot, baby turnip, house-cured pancetta
Blood orange granita, peanut crumble
Pumpkin ale aged in Goslings Dark Rum Barrels and spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Bottled October 2012. 18.3% ABV.
Uncle Jacob’s Bourbon Barrel Stout
Imperial stout aged in Makers Mark Bourbon Barrels for 6 months. Bottled February 2012. 17.42% ABV.
Oaxacan chocolate Uncle Jacob cake, Maker’s Mark anglaise, house made pumpkin lardo ice cream, candied local delicata squash.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Many of these are high-gravity, potent beers. While the pours of the high-alcohol beers will be modest, in the end if you’re not careful, you might not be legal to drive. Consider walking, taking the bus, hiring a cab, having a friend pick you up, or other alternative means of post-party transportation.
Obviously, both Adam and our Chef Keith are pulling out the rare goods for this nite. We hope you’ll join us. Admission is $88.50 which includes food, beer, and tips/service (no further tips accepted). The event starts at 6:45. You can purchase your admission here.
Adam will be personally presenting the beers during this dinner, and Michael, Keith and I from the Linkery will all be hosting as well.