This past fallImperial Session launched a new quarterly dinner series that is designed to feature a few rare beers paired alongside a taste tempting food menu. Advanced Cicerone Ryan Spencer of Bailey’s Taproom and Brewpublic contributor along with Chef Spencer Watari of Clyde Common and Pok Pok fame are partners in Imperial Session. The goal of this series is to truly focus on the art of beer and food pairings without the limitations of only featuring one single brewery.
The second dinner in this series from Imperial Session will take place on Sunday, February 12th at Shift Drinks in its Makeshift Room in downtown Portland. This pre-Valentine’s Day dinner will focus on rare, out of market beers from New England including beers from Allagash, Hill Farmstead, Maine Beer Co. and more. Each beer featured was carefully selected to pair with a unique menu item designed to represent Pacific Northwest ingredients.
New England Beer Dinner Menu:
Washed Rind Cheese, Baguette, Honey Allagash Coolship Resurgam
Shaved Brussels, Bearnaise, Lardo, Crostini Von Trapp Helles
Squid Ink Tagliatelle, Chanterelle Conserva, Roasted Winter Squash Hill Farmstead Dorothy
Horchata Creme Brûlée, Old Tom Brittle Maine Beer Co Mean Old Tom
Taking place on Sunday, February 12th, the event will begin at 7:00pm with dinner service beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets for the five-course dinner are currently available herefor $60.00 ($64.29 after fees) per guest. The dinner price includes gratuity.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 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 the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.