Eugene, OR – November 9th, 2015 – The Tap & Growler is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary and opening of Z Kitchen at Tap & Growler during the week of Monday, November 9th thru Sunday, the 15th. Z Kitchen at Tap & Growler is a collaboration with the owners of The Zingaro food truck and T&G’s Taproom. T&G is celebrating their anniversary and the opening of Z Kitchen with their 3rd Annual Great Tap & Growler Beer Fest, celebrating medal winners from this year’s Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. Z Kitchen will pair a new food item from their new menu with a different award winning brew every day during this week.
The Tap & Growler joined forces with The Zingaro Food Truck to come up with Z Kitchen at Tap & Growler. The owners of The Zingaro, Billy and Kristine Thur, are now operating the kitchen at T&G and have completely revamped the food menu, beginning on Monday the 9th. The Zingaro is well known for their creative pub fare in their food truck and are bringing that flare to Z Kitchen. They plan on keeping the T&G staples, such as Bacon wrapped Peppadew Poppers, Pulled Pork Sandwich and Nachos, while adding a long list of other great pub fare, as well as a rotating weekly specials menu.
The 3rd Annual Great Tap & Growler Beer Fest will celebrate the medal winners from the 2015 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. With 6,700 entered beers, winning a medal is difficult and highly coveted among breweries. Several local and west coast breweries won medals and those will be the focus for the 18 brews showcased during this event. Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal winning beers from 2015 will be introduced throughout the week starting Monday, November 9th thru Sunday the 15th. The Tap & Growler will release beers each day with one being paired with a different new menu item from Z Kitchen.
The release dates and food pairing schedule are as follows:
10 Barrel Power to the People Stout (Bronze in American Style Stout)
Kona Longboard Island Lager (Silver in Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest)
10 Barrel Cucumber Crush (Bronze in German Style Sour Ale) paired with Dill shrimp wrap: Bay Shrimp tossed in a dill lemon cream sauce with cucumber, tomato, romaine, chopped boiled egg rolled into a spinach wrap.
Avery White Rascal (Silver in Belgian-Style Witbier)
Bend Brewing Volkssekt (Silver in German-Style Sour Ale)
Bend Brewing Black Diamond(Bronze in American-Style Dark Lager) paired with Wild rice ABQ bowl: Wild rice blend with avocado, hatch green chili’s, black bean, fresh salsa, prosciutto wrapped shrimp with a lemon vinaigrette.
Fat Head’s Bone Head Imperial Red (Gold in Double Red Ale)
21st Amendment Toaster Pastry (Silver in Double Red Ale)
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar(Silver in Specialty Beer) paired with Zingaro’s Cannoli: A mascarpone sweet cream filling with chocolate chips and lemon zest piped into a delicious crunchy pastry tube.
Two Beers Immersion Amber (Gold in American-Style Amber Red Ale)
Green Flash Le Freak (Gold in American-Belgo-Style Ale)
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5(Silver in Gluten Free Beer) being gluten free, paired with Rouladin: Rolls of Top Round stuffed with pesto and mozzarella.
Firestone Walker Pivo Pils (Gold in German-Style Pilsener)
Firestone Walker DBA (Double Barrel Ale) (Gold in Ordinary or Special Bitter)
Lompoc Proletariat Red (Silver in American-Style Amber/Red Ale) paired with Grinders Cure Hefty portions of Italian cured meats, smoked ham, pickled vegetables, smoked gouda, sharp cheddar, a garlic spread and stone ground mustard on a demi baguette.
Pfriem Pilsner (Silver in German-Style Pilsener)
Moylan’s Dragoon’s Dry Irish Stout (Silver in Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout) paired with French Dip a very traditional rendition of this American Classic with smoked Gouda and just a touch of grilled onions.
Gigantic Massive!!2013 Barleywine(Bronze in Old Ale or Strong Ale) paired with Cheese plate a pleasing selection of soft and hard cheeses, fruits, nuts, crackers and baguette.
Gigantic Pipewrench No Medal at GABF (Gin Barrel Aged IPA)