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Hog & Hominy in East Memphis to host ‘Beer on the Bocce’ beer dinner on Oct. 7

October 03, 2012 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Hog & Hominy

On Oct. 7, Hog & Hominy in East Memphis is hosting a beer dinner that organizers say “will surely go down as the best beer-food pairing of the year.”

The “Beer on the Bocce” dinner, from 4 to 7 p.m., will feature a menu crafted by chefs Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman.

Prepare yourself for an afternoon of courses that elevate, mirror & contrast against a wide variety of domestic & international craft beer. The chefs unique perspective on Italian food with a Southern sensibility has garnered them critical acclaim, national press & even a coveted James Beard award nomination.

A limited number of seats are available, and cost is $70 per person, plus tax & tip. To make reservations, call the restaurant at 901-207-7396. Hog & Hominy is located at 707 W. Brookhaven Circle.

Boscos in Memphis to host a Brewmaster’s Dinner on July 31

July 18, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Memphis

Boscos logoBoscos Squared in Memphis is hosting a Brewmaster’s Dinner on July 31 featuring four courses paired with Boscos’ handcrafted beers.

Here’s the menu:


~ Boscos Blue Ribbon ~


Crepes Boscos

Herbed Crepes with Fresh Spinach, Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomatoes

Topped with a Tomatillo Salsa

~Boscos Multiple “X”~


Avocado & Shrimp Gazpacho

~Boscos Flaming Stone~


Sea Scallops

Pan Seared Sea Scallops with a Sriracha Vinaigrette

Finish with Asian Coleslaw

~Award Winning World Renowned Hefeweizen ~

BBQ Stuffed Pork Loin

Pork Loin stuffed with Pineapples, Oranges and Red Onions

Topped with a Gugjillo Chile & Coffee Bean BBQ Sauce

Served with Spiced Rum Baked Beans

~Boscos Midtown Brown ~


Peach Melba

~Isle of Skye Scottish Ale ~

The cost of the dinner is $50 per person. To make reservations, call 901-432-2222.

Flying Saucer to host beer, dessert pairing on Thursday featuring Lazy Magnolia beers

December 06, 2011 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company logoThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Downtown Memphis will host a beer and dessert pairing event Thursday night with beers from Mississippi’s Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company.

The event starts at 8 p.m. at the Saucer, 130 Peabody Place, and will feature guest speaker Will Mestayer from Lazy Magnolia.

The menu for the evening will consist of five different desserts paired with five Lazy Magnolia brews.

Beer dinners are becoming more and more popular these days, and we wanted to show craft beer fans that beer can be a great partner for dessert as well,” Kirk Caliendo, general manager of Flying Saucer, said in a release.

“With all of the heavy food everyone eats during the holidays, we thought it would be a nice treat to offer guests a chance to enjoy something sweet and fun! Partnering with Lazy Magnolia gives us the chance to showcase a great regional brewery that offers some unique beers that pair perfectly with the desserts we’ve worked up.”

Tickets for the beer dinner are $20 for U.F.O. Club members and $25 for non-members. They can be purchased in person at the downtown Flying Saucer location or by calling 901-523-8536.

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Wang’s Mandarin House in Memphis to host ‘East meets Wang’s’ beer dinner on Nov. 9

October 25, 2011 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Events, Memphis

East Meets Wang'sSix tasty craft beers will be paired with Asian cuisine on Nov. 9 as Wang’s Mandarin House in East Memphis hosts the “East meets Wang’s” beer dinner.

A Red Brick Blonde starts off the night, followed by five courses, each paired with a different craft beer.

Here’s the menu:

First course
3-flavor dumplings, paired with North Coast Brewing Co.’s Brother Thelonius

Second course
Green tea noodle shrimp tempura, paired with Victory Brewing Co.’s Golden Monkey

Third course
Oil-braised artichokes, paired with Abita Beer’s Andygator

Fourth course
Traditional Kung Pao Chicken, paired with Stone Brewing Co.’s Stone Pale Ale

Fifth course
Honey-fried banana with caramelized ginger, paired with Wells & Young’s Brewing Co.’s Wells Banana Bread Ale

The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $40 per person, plus tax & gratuity. Call 901-685-9264 to make a reservation. Wang’s is located at 6065 Park.