Get ready for an entertaining afternoon of food and beer pairings as Gigantic Brewing presents the 2nd annual SNACKDOWN! at The Evergreen located just above Loyal Legion. Taking place on Sunday, June 18th from Noon until 4:00pm, SNACKDOWN! will pair up ten local breweries with ten local chefs for a no holds bar taste challenge.
And if the pairings are not enough expect brewers, chefs and attendees to adorn wrestling attire to bring out the true smackdown aspect of SNACKDOWN!. Well not too sure if that is a selling point but we have heard from a few people that they enjoyed this part of the event last year. Regardless guests choose their favorite pairing and the winners will be awarded the SNACKDOWN! Belt while DJ Rev Shines provides the tunes.
Advance tickets are currently on-sale for $49.00 each ($52.89 after fees) and can be purchased by clicking here. Ticket includes all ten small plates and ten 5oz beer pours along with a collectible glass. All proceeds after expenses go to p:ear, an organization that builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year p:ear programs serve almost 900 homeless and transitional young people ages 15 to 24.
Gigantic SNACKDOWN! 2017 Food & Beer Pairing Menu: Mi Mero Mole/Gigantic
Barbecue Brisket Tostada with smoked Tillamook cheese sauce
Salted Hibiscus Wit with Lime
Kalua Pork with stone fruit slaw on Hawaiian sweet roll
Carina Peach Sour
Fun Guys with Whips – porchini mushrooms, garlic whip pesto & HOTLIPS crostini
Hop Berry IPA
Soft Shell Crab with caviar cream cheese on buttered brioche
Baller “Fish & Chips”
Berliner Weisse with cherry syrup + lemon foam
Salt n Straw/Breakside
Breakside S’more Ice Cream
Pork and Dungeness crab wonton with chilies, black vinegar and crispy garlic
Cincinnati Chili Dogs w/cheddar, mustard & onions
Old Salt/Heater Allen
Warm Potato Salad with Old Salt weisswurst, spring peas, house mustard and Ben’s bacon
Lenzbock – Helles Bock
Dried Beef with rayu and pickled daikon
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.