Last night, I attended yet another beer dinner. This one took place at the Hotel Mac in Point Richmond, California, which is just over the Richmond Bridge from where I live in Marin County. It was four-course affair and was done quite well, despite it being the restaurant’s first beer dinner. I’m starting to think 2008 is going to be the Year of the Beer Dinner. I think this was my sixth one so far this year and I’ve had to turn down another two so that’s pretty impressive for only the first six or seven weeks of the year during what is ostensibly the off-season for beer. Perhaps pairing beer and food is finally going mainstream. It’s certainly gaining attention, and that’s great news for all of us who love better beer.
Lauren Salazar, Ashley, me and Jen Garris at the Hotel Mac for a New Belgium beer dinner.
For more photos from New Belgium Beer Dinner, visit the photo gallery.