The menu has been finalized for “Old World, New Flavor” fare – gourmet “pub grub” to be served at The Big Brew Ha this Friday, April 27, 2012, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Mint Museum Uptown. The menu will feature everything from Pierogis to savory pies and assorted toffees for dessert. More than 200 people are expected for The Big Brew Ha. Admission is $60 per person and tickets are selling out: http://thebigbrewha.eventbrite.com/.
Headlining the “Old World” culinary tour is Harvest Moon Grille, who will represent Central and Eastern Europe with Pierogis and Sausage Paprikash. Polish Pierogi are dumplings of unleavened bread that can be filled with anything from potato to cheese. Paprikash is Hungarian for paprika. This spicy sausage is locally raised and grown, as are all dishes served at Harvest Moon Grille.
The Flying Biscuit Café will serve a European-style chicken pot pie. Dandelion Market will stay true to their Irish roots with Baked Potato Croquettes, but will branch out with Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Dip. Lone Cone Toffee will provide different flavors of “Old World” inspired toffees and sticky candy.
Brewing will be beverages of all kinds including “pour over” craft brewed java by Counter Culture Coffee and a wide variety of beers. Bealer Distributors will feature Belgian brews: Shock Top Belgian White (wheat ale flavored with citrus rinds and coriander) and Stella Artois, which was originally brewed in Belgium in 1926 to limited release as a seasonal beer for the Christmas. MillerCoors will provide Pilsner Urquell (the first pilsner in the world, brewed in Pilsen, Czech Republic), Leinenkugel Summer Shandy (lemonade flavor beer brewed by first generation German Americans in Wisconsin) and Peroni, the pride of Italy. All attendees of The Big Brew Ha will receive a commemorative beer stein.