Imperial Session Beer Dinner Returns To Shift Drinks Makeshift Room On February 12th

This past fall Imperial 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.

Allagash Coolship Resurgam will be part of the February 12th Imperial Session Dinner. (image courtesy of Imperial Session)

New England Beer Dinner Menu:

Course One
Washed Rind Cheese, Baguette, Honey
Allagash Coolship Resurgam

Course Two
Shaved Brussels, Bearnaise, Lardo, Crostini
Von Trapp Helles

Course Three
Squid Ink Tagliatelle, Chanterelle Conserva, Roasted Winter Squash
Hill Farmstead Dorothy

Course Four
Duck Roulade, Curry Sauce, Pear Agrodolce
Trillium Oat Porter

Course Five
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 here for $60.00 ($64.29 after fees) per guest. The dinner price includes gratuity.

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Shift Drinks – Makeshift Room
1200 SW Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97205