Craft Beer and Bites 2014 (800-05-29-14)
Thursday, May 29, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Michael Agnew, Minnesota's first Certified Cicerone (think sommelier for beer)
Kris James, Culinary instructor, accomplished chef, cookbook author
The best beer is the freshest beer, and you can’t get any fresher than Minnesota’s craft beer! Want to increase your beer appreciation and beer literacy quotient? Local craft brewers and Michael Agnew, Cicerone, will be on tap to discuss the complex ﬂavors achieved in various beer styles, food-beer pairing and more. You’ll begin the evening sampling beer-food pairings with Michael‘s engaging and expert guidance on flavor complexities and terminology. Next, you and fellow beer enthusiasts can chat up the brewers and Michael, while sampling more featured beer styles – prime opportunity for one-on-one Q & A, or checking in with the chef about her beer-friendly recipes! In addition to your enriched beer and brewery knowledge, you’ll leave with detailed handouts, recipes and tasting notes. Note: This is a taste-and-sample learning experience, and will not be a full meal.
Includes Arboretum admission.