Tuesday, February 12, 2013

ManBQue + Barley's Angels Valentine's Mixer at Local Option

Tired of the same old Valentine's Day dinner plans? Looking for some great craft beer to distract from all of the fuss? Local Option doesn't care if your coupled or single, a romantic or a VDay hater - everyone's invited to this mixer event at one of the city's favorite craft beer bars. On Thursday, February 14th a three course meat and beer pairing dinner will be hosted by Chicago's own grilling club, ManBQue and ladies-who-love-craft-beer club Barley's Angels.

February 14th, 8pm 
Local Option 1102 W Webster Ave  Chicago, IL 60614 [map
Tickets are $30, buy here

Guests are welcomed with a Local Option Dampf Loc 

Course One
Grilled beef heart crostinis, topped with a smoky, raspberry framboise sauce paired with Haandbryggeriet Krekling 

Course Two
Duo of beer braised pork belly, one sweet and one spicy. Served with a side of greens lightly topped with a hops vinaigrette. Paired with Hitachino Commemorative Ale

Course Three
Chocolate torte with bacon studded chocolate crust and boozy cherries. 
Paired with Hof Ten Sherry Barrel-Aged Dormaal #5 
(Provisions for gluten-intolerant or vegetarian guests will not be made for this event.)

In addition, Local Option will have the following beer on tap Thursday night:
Against The Grain Da Butt
Against The Grain Shart Pants
Alvinne MelchoirBell’s ExpeditionBell’s Hopslam
Boulevard Tank 7
Central Waters Lac Du Bay
Central Waters Mud Puppy
Central Waters Y2K Barley Wine
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout
Djœvlebryg Gudeløs
Emelisse Triple IPA
Firestone Walker DBA
Founders Imperial Stout
Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti
Green Flash Belgian Blond
Green Flash Friendship
Goose Island BCS
Haandbryggeriet Kreklingøl *(1st course pairing)
Hitachino Commemorative Ale* (2nd course pairing)
Hof Ten Dormaal #5 Sherry* (3rd course pairing)
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere
Local Option Bierwerker Dampf Loc* (Welcome beer)
Local Option Bierwerker Morning Wood
Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale
Perennial Vermillion
Prof Fritz Briem 13th Century Grutbier
Three Floyds Gumballhead
Three Floyds Zombie Dust

Barley's Angels is a growing collection of individual chapters around the world that work with craft beer focused breweries, brewpubs, restaurants, alehouses and other public beer establishments to advance the female consumer craft beer enthusiast, resulting in increased patronage and revenue from women, while encouraging education and interest in beer among this often under-recognized demographic group.

ManBQue is a Chicago-based grilling club that holds monthly private grill-based MEATings, offers catering and culinary instruction, and pairs with local bars and restaurants for events that emphasize food, beer, and music. Started in 2007 as a males-only monthly gathering, ManBQue has expanded to co-ed public events, cooking classes, a line of sauces, and a grilling book coming in 2014 from Running Press. But as ever, they gather on the last Thursday of each month to sear meat, drink craft beer, and listen to music at ear-splitting volume. If it's loud, delicious, and/or smells of wood smoke, it's probably ManBQue-approved.