Click PLAY to hear from Dogfish founder/brewer Sam Calagione
and southeastern sales rep. Devin Arloski.
Flash video by Owen Ogletree
Brewtopia Events LLC
with Sam Calagione
Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA
September 9, 2008
Craft beer lovers experienced a special treat on the night of September 9, 2008. Delaware's Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head's founder and brewer) made an appearance at the famed Brick Store pub in Decatur, GA. Sam had done beer dinners on the nights leading up to the Decatur visit at Summits Wayside Tavern in Woodstock and at special beer locations in Savannah. Beer aficionados see Sam as a craft brew poet and rock star, as the Dogfish godfather is always quick with a fitting phrase or amusing rap (see bottom of this page). Brick Store patrons enjoyed a beautiful reception followed by four exquisite courses, each paired with a unique Dogfish ale. The range of Dogfish beers has been extremely well received in Georgia, and Sam is quick to point out that Georgia consumes more of his products than even California. Read on for more details...-- Owen Ogletree - www.ClassicCityBrew.com & Southern Brew News writer.
Beer Dinner Menu...
Reception: Chateau Jiahu and Jiahu cocktails
Robiola rocchetta, house made crackers, local peppered pear jam, creamy cauliflower soup, crispy capers & chrysanthemum oil, buckwheat buttermilk blinis, ginger-gold apple, roasted nuts, local honey.
1st Course: 60 Minute IPA
Moroccan spiced lamb burger, black cherries, mint goat cheese, curried kettle chips.
2nd Course: India Brown Ale
Snails rockefeller, Benton's farms bacon, parmesan reggiano.
Entrée: Immort Ale... vintages 2006, 2008
Coffee-braised beef short rib, local heirloom bean medley, mandarin orange nectar.
Dessert: Punkin Ale, Black-N-Blue
Brown sugar-vanilla semifreddo.
Executive Chef for the dinner: Eric Ottensmeyer.