Craft Beer Dinner with North Coast Brewery

Touché Presents

A Craft Beer Dinner with North Coast Brewery Company of Fort Bragg, California

Friday, April 29, 2016 • 6:30pm

A pioneer in the Craft Beer movement, North Coast Brewing Company opened in 1988 as a local brewpub in the historic town of Fort Bragg, located on California’s Mendocino Coast. Under the leadership of President & Co-Founder Mark Ruedrich, the brewery has developed a strong reputation for quality having won more than 70 awards in national and international competitions.

In addition to Red Seal Ale, Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, Scrimshaw Pilsner, and other fine North Coast brands, the brewery has resurrected the old Acme label with a heritage dating back to the San Francisco of the 1860s.

We will taste six of these exceptional beers at this dinner.

$55 Per Person, Tax & Gratuity not included.

First Course

Cream of Tomato & Basil Bisque, Mozzarrella & Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese.

Purée of roasted tomato & basil soup, topped with Mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

Scrimshaw “Pilsner” Brewed in the finest European tradition using Munich malt and Hallertauer and Tettnang hops with a subtle hop character, a crisp, clean palate, and a dry finish.

Puck “The Beer Petite Saisson” Brewed with premium Pils and wheat malts and fermented with the same yeast strain used to make our renowned Saison, Le Merle, Puck is sharp and spritzy with a delicious flowery, spicy dry-hop aroma—the perfect accompaniment to any celebration.

Second Course

Quiche Loraine, Traditional Hollandaise Sauce

A flaky pie crust filled with savory custard with applewood smoked bacon, leeks, eggs, cream, shallots and Gruyère cheese topped with a traditional hollandaise sauce.

Red Seal “Amber Ale”
Malt and hops are beautifully married in this full-bodied, copper-red Pale Ale Red Seal is generously hopped for a long, spicy finish.

Third Course

Chez François, Herb Meat Loaf

Baked meatloaf with pork, veal and ground chuck flavored with herbs and spices servedover simmered cannellini beans, topped with a rich glace di viande sauce.

Old Stock “Ale”
Dark chestnut-amber hue with exotic winey aromas, shockingly vinous fruit, Superlative. Brewed with classic Maris Otter malt and Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops, all imported from England

PranQster “Belgian Style Golden Ale”
Belgian Ales represent the height of the brewers’ art. Sophisticated brewing techniques, yeast blends, and unique flavoring elements have elevated the beers of Belgium to the status enjoyed by wine in other countries. PranQster follows in this tradition using a mixed culture of antique yeast strains that produce a floral nose, a full fruity flavor, and a clean finish.

Fourth Course

Chocolate Ganache Brownie, Coffee Ice Cream

A chocolate brownie topped with chocolate ganache served with coffee ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. It’s a rich, intense brew with big complex flavors and a warming finish

$55 Per Person, Tax & Gratuity not included.