Ancient Ales Dinner with Sam & Dr. Pat

By Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats (other events)

Sunday, November 9 2014 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

We’re going back, waaaaaaay back with this beer dinner.  To where exactly?  Well, Rome, Finland, Honduras, China—heck, just jump in our time machine and come along for the ride!

Since 1999, Dogfish Head has worked closely with molecular archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern to bring ancient brewing history back to life. The resulting Ancient Ales transport modern beer connoisseurs to a time when brewers were unencumbered by purity laws, style rules and bottom lines. 

Juniper berries, chai, cocoa nibs, ancho chilies, muscat grapes, saffron and honey are just some of the unique ingredients that flavor these Ancient Ales and make them perfect for food pairings.


Dr. Pat will be joining us for this five course dinner and we hope you will too.  Just check out this menu...

First Course
“Traditional” Peruvian Ceviche
Corvina, Tuna, Hominy, Guanabana, Popcorn
Paired with—Chicha

Second Course
Potato Gnocchi
Buttermilk Blue Cheese Cream, Greens, Lingonberries, Smoked Salmon
Paired with-- Kvasir 

Third Course
“Paella” Risotto
Chorizo, Mussels, Clams, Scallops, Saffron Tomato Broth
Paired with-- Midas Touch


Fourth Course
Venison Osso Bucco
Eggplant and Golden Raisin Caponata, Pomegranate Gremolata
Paired with-- Birra Etrusca Bronze

Fifth Course
Ancho Chili Churros
Trio of Dipping Sauces
Paired with—Theobroma (through Randall the Enamel Animal with Cocoa Nibs and Ancho Chili)


Tickets* are $65 per person (including gratuity).  Tickets available here.  Seats limited, about 50.


*Mug Club member?  A 15% discount code will be hitting your inbox, so keep an eye out!  Interested in becoming a Mug Club member?  Give us a ring at 302-226-BREW.



We feel a little funny saying this since it's a beer dinner and all, but you gotta be at least 21!

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