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2nd Annual Public House Beerunch

The Second Beerunch Event at Public House this past Sunday the 18th was a spectacular event.  Over 200 people came by early Sunday morning to enjoy an outstanding selection of craft beers. Each one expertly paired with a delicious and intriguing food dish, by our own Public House culinary team Jorge Lumbreras & Cristina Perez.  Here is a sampling of the pairings that our guests got to enjoy, and a taste of all the fun everyone had.

 

To start things off, we offered our guests the Morpho Herbal Ale, a collaboration by MateVeza & Mill Valley Beerworks. How 'bout that color! This unhopped ale features yerba mate, hibiscus flowers, and bay leaves. It is light, effervecent and the perfect start to a fabulous event.  Let the tasting begin... 

 

 

Sculpin IPA from Ballast PointSan Diego, California

Food Pairing: Mijita Huevos Rancheros with Ranchera Salsa Topped with Mimolette Cheese

This wonderfully fragrant, Simcoe & Amarillo hop focused IPA has its origins as a recipe kit at Ballast Point's homebrew store. It would be hard for any dish to stand up to this IPA's refined bravado, but the tangy Mimolette cheese on the huevos rancheros really does the trick.  The beer's hop bitterness brings out the heat of the peppy ranchera salsa while the soft bed of fluffy eggs provides welcome respite from this pairing's intense flavors. 

 

Black Lager from MateVeza, Ukiah, California

Food Pairing: Pink Lady Apple Salad with Goat Cheese, Candied Walnuts and Micro Beet Tops

Don't be fooled by the dark color of this beer, it's a lager and plenty approachable. The subtle lactic character of the beer is mirrored by the tartness of the Pink Lady Apple.  The goat cheese is a creamy contrast against the carbonation and roasted malt backbone. The candied walnuts bring out a bit of nuttiness in the beer and the earthy micro beets complete this texture wonderland.

 

Autumn Maple from The Bruery, Placentia, California

Food Pairing: Medjool Dates Wrapped in Niman Ranch Smoked Bacon

Brewed with 17 lbs of yams per barrel, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, molasses, and maple syrup, this beer is autumn incarnate. And oh, bacon. Its salt seems to bring the beer into sharper focus. But once you taste the sweet Medjool date within, you return to the earthy sweetness of the yams in the beer and you're stuck in an eternal lemniscate of autumn.

 

 

 

Life & Limb from Sierra Nevada & Dogfish Head, Chico, California 

Food Pairing: Al Pastor Taco with Roasted Jalapeño Salsa and Caramelized Pineapple

Dig deep down into this beer... beneath the layers of oak, soft alcohol heat, and dark fruits... here you'll find a rich savoriness that is well matched by the slow cooked al pastor pork. The acidity of the caramelized pineapple cuts through the beer's flavors of dark molasses. And, true to Sierra form, this beer finishes surprisingly dry for such a malt forward beer providing the contrast you're looking for after the moist al pastor.

 

Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Baltimore, Maryland

Food Pairing: Fried Baby Artichokes with Sauce Gribiche

Few brewers in the US have mastered the art of this Belgian farmhouse style the way Stillwater has.  This is a delicate beer with soft notes of pepper and green grass from the yeast, though with a crisp hop bite. The fried baby artichokes are a texture playground  as your taste buds frolic in the fields of a rural French estate. There's plenty of common ground between the beer and food with the earthiness of the eggs and the tang of the mustard in the gribiche sauce, and the crunchiness of the fried artichokes. We topped the dish with a slice of deep fried lemon to give the whole afair a light twang of citrus to cleanse the palate. 

 

 


Coffee Porter on Cask from Iron Springs, Fairfax, California

Food Pairing: Mini Churros with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

What would Beerunch be without a coffee porter? Conditioned in a cask and dispensed at cellar temperature without CO2 pressure, this beer is rich and creamy. The churros offer the perfect vehicle to sop up the beer's roasty flavors, blending seamlessly into the rich Mexican chocolate. The orange zest and cayenne in the chocolate sauce add another dimension of flavor and plenty of pep to start your day.  

 

 

 

 

Craft Brewers Convention

For the Craft Brewers Convention, Sierra Nevada and Russian River Brewing Company threw a big beer night here at Public House. We had 9 specialty beers brought in just for this evening, including a collaboration beer called the Symposium Brown Ale that was only available to the convention goers and at Public House.

We had over 500 people come throughout the night to try some amazing beer and great food. Ken Grossman and Vinnie Cilurzo from Russian River Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada came down to help talk about their beer and enjoy the festivities.  In case you weren’t able to make it down to enjoy the fun times had by all, here’s what we were pouring that night.  

 

CBC Menu

Takin’ your meeting out of the conference room…

Did you know that you can rent Public House for daytime lunch meetings? You can use our dining room area for your group, and we'll serve you tasty food and drinks. You can even use the screens to display a powerpoint presentation, video or watch a game! Sounds better than conference room B, huh? Ping us!

Here are some snaps of the space set up for different types of events.

Best Coast Beer Dinner

Thursday, Feb. 17th

Another great event for SF Beer Week!

Taste some of the regions best beers in the famous beer bar at AT&T Park. Chef Traci Des Jardins’  four course family style dinner menu is served with hand-selected specialty beers from some of the best brewers on the West Coast, including Speakeasy, Lagunitas, Firestone Walker, Ninkasi & Deschutes. Representatives from the "Best" Coast breweries will be onsite. Reservations required. Please email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

$75 per person

(plus tax and gratuity)

Reservations required.

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SF Beer Week 2011 is coming!

SF Beer Week is coming and we're excited to announce our PH events!

 

Sunday, Feb. 13th - Beerunch

A beer and food pairing brunch featuring MateVeza Yerba Mate IPA, Dogfish Head Festina Peche, Moonlight Toast (Slightly Burnt), Bear Republic Racer X, Deschutes The Abyss, Russian River Consecration, and Magnolia Saison de Lily.  Learn more at MateVeza.

Tuesday, Feb.15th - Firkins Franks and Beers from the North Bay

A night featuring some special beers and firkins from the North Bay including Moylans Marin Brewing. Iron Springs. and Lagunitas. AT&T Ballpark tour at 5:45, with beer purchase, for first 30 people. Meet the brewers! Marin Brewing's Arne Johnson, Moylan's Denise Jones and Iron Spring's Christian Alexander  

Wednesday, Feb. 16th - Bear Republic and Avery

Come down to Public House and try some specialty beers and meet some of the folks from Bear Republic and Avery. We'll also be moving through some special firkins and featuring sausages from local producers. AT&T Ballpark tour at 5:45, with beer purchase, for first 30 people.  Meet Bear Republic Owner Richard Norgrove, Jr.! 

Friday, Feb. 18th - Fifty Fifty Brewing and High Water Brewing

Come down to Public House and try some specialty beers and meet some of the folks from Fifty Fifty and Highwater. We'll also be moving through some special firkins and featuring sausages from local producers. AT&T Ballpark tour at 5:45, with beer purchase, for first 30 people. Meet the brewers: Highwater Brewing's Steve Altimari and Fifty Fifty's Todd Ashman 

Saturday, Feb. 19th - San Diego Showcase

Come down to Public House and try some specialty beers and meet some of the folks from Green Flash, Stone, Port/Lost Abbey and Coronado. We'll also be moving through some special firkins and featuring sausages from local producers. AT&T Ballpark tour at 5:45, with beer purchase, for first 30 people