Eugene's The Tap & Growler Hosts Beer vs Cider vs Mead Tonight

Tap and Growler Projected Beer Menu

Tonight, The Tap & Growler in downtown Eugene will be hosting Beer vs Cider vs Mead. This Tap Takeover & Food Pairing Event will pair Flat Tail Brewing, 2 Towns Cider, and Nectar Creek Honeywine with food pairings by Noisette Pastry Kitchen.

Taking place in The Tap & Growler’s back Barrel Room from 6:00-9:00pm, this event will take the fine nuances of beer, cider and mead to the next level. 

The event is part of the Versus Series from The Tap & Growler, that features a “Beer vs Cider vs Mead Tap Takeover & Food Pairing”. Michael Landsberg, from Noisette Pastry Kitchen, is once again supplying 4 savory and 4 sweet food items to pair with 4 beers from Flat Tail Brewing, 4 ciders from 2 Towns Cider, and 4 meads from Nectar Creek Honeywine.

Each combination of savory and sweet will be paired with a beer, cider, and mead. There will be a vote for every pairing to determine the winner of the Beer vs Cider vs Mead Food Pairing Challenge.

The pairings this evening will be the following:

Cider vs Beer vs Mead vs Savory vs Sweet

  1. Bright Cider / El Guapos Cucumber Lime Habanero / Sting – Ginger Session Mead / Shrimp toast with Cucumber and Shallots / House made marshmallow
  2. Serious Scrump / Akitu Wild Ale / Waggle – Wildflower Session Mead / Charred Lamb with almond and honey / French macaroon
  3. Cherried Away / Tailgater Kolsch / Brood – Raspberry Session Mead / Roasted tomato, zucchini with fennel pollen, and tapenade / Dark chocolate infused truffle
  4. Hop and Stock / Seriously Low Budget Double IPA / Session Mead made with Kumquats / Duck Breast prosciutto with plum jam / Hazelnut Rice Krispy

The Tap & Growler
5th and Pearl
Eugene, OR
Wednesday, April 16th
6:00-9:00 PM