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Rustic Canyon’s Beer Bash Returns To Honor Deschutes

Rustic Canyon is bringing its beer bash back for spring on Tuesday, April 12th, with a menu by Evan Funke and Zoe Nathan and hosting duties by Josh Loeb and The Beer Chick’s Christina Perozzi. The return of this event will concentrate solely on the brews of Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery, with inclusions of rare beers like The Dissident and The Abyss 2010, plus that Black Butte Porter Perozzi got us hooked on back in January. Playing nicely with the suds will be five courses from the chefs, including beer-lacquered free range wings, a shaved artichoke and asparagus salad, and crisp pork belly with southern-style veggies. The beer-paired dinner costs $75 per person and reservations (which could go very quickly) are available at 310-393-7050. See the full beer and food menu below.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
$75 per person
Rustic Canyon Winebar & Seasonal Kitchen
1119 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica.
Reservations: 310-393-7050


Fried Oyster

First Course
Shaved Asparagus and Artichoke Salad with Parmigiano-Reggiano

Paired with Black Butte Porter
Black Butte is rich in flavor yet easy to drink, with a creamy, smooth mouth feel with distinctive chocolate and roasted finish.

Second Course
Beer Laquered Free Range Wings with Farmers Market Carrots & Homemade Buttermilk Dressing

Paired with The Dissident
This limited beer brewed in September of 2010 spent eighteen months in isolation. A wild yeast Flanders-style brown ale made with whole cherries.

Third Course

Chestnut & Buckwheat Mandilli
with Braised Vittellone

Paired with Inversion IPA
Named for a local Oregon weather phenomenon where the clouds hug the base of the mountain revealing clear skies further up, Inversion is Deschutes’ answer to the siren call of the hop.

Fourth Course

Crispy Pork Belly with Southern-style Veggies

Paired with Green Lakes Organic Ale
A finely balanced certified organic ale with a mellow malt profile and subtle hop leading edge that you can enjoy in good conscience.

Vanilla Napoleon

Paired with The Abyss 2010
This highly coveted, rare specialty beer was brewed in November of 2010 and makes its Southern California debut this week in Los Angeles.Full-bodied with hints of molassas and licorice.

Rustic Canyon’s Beer Bash Returns To Honor Deschutes