Pre-Brew: Chef & Brew
People often choose to pair foods with wine but there is another option that should be considered.... CRAFT BEER!
Craft beer offers a huge range of pairing options based on the sheer amount of styles offered by beer and more pairing events have been popping up all over the USA and the world! One of the best events that takes beer and combines it with delicious dishes is the Chef & Brew festival in Denver, Colorado.
Chef & Brew takes place at the Exdo Event Center on August 29th, 2018 and offers a food and beer pairing festival and competition that features over 20 craft breweries and chefs. Each dish will be put in a food competition to crown the best pairing of the festival and the event allows you to try unlimited samples of everything available and then cast your vote to help determine the People's choice award! Judges awards will be given to Best Dish, Best Beer, and Best Pairing.
A portion of the evening’s sales will be donated to Project Angel Heart, which delivers medically tailored meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses. The 2018 participants for Chef & Brew include the following:
Ace Eat Serve with Coedo Brewery
Acreage Restaurant with Stem Ciders
American Elm with Renegade Brewing
Appaloosa Grill with Spangalang Brewery
Briar Common Brewery with Chef David Nagle
Cho77 with Ratio Beer Company
Cirque Kitchen with Prost Brewing
Courier Market with River North Brewing Company
Departure Denver Restaurant with Strange Craft Beer Company
Euclid Hall with Roadhouse Brewing
Glazed and Confuzed with Alpine Dog Brewing
The Goods with Joyride Brewing
Gozo with Bruz Beers
Hearth and Dram with Crooked Stave
Julep with Avery Brewing Company
The Lobby with Great Divide
Lucky Pie with Alpine Dog Brewing
Mario's Ocean Club with 14er Brewing Company
Panzano with TRVE Brewing
TAP XIV with Platte Park Brewing
Whiskey Biscuit with Elevation Beer Company
Personally, I love food and beer pairing events and have heard a lot of about this event from friends who loved it. This year, I am attending to bring you an inside look at what you can expect when you attend a beer and food pairing festival. Chef & Brew should provide an amazing environment for foodies and beer fans alike!