A special harvest-themed beer pairing dinner will be hosted by Hale’s Ales at 7pm on Monday, November 18th. The “Hale’s Ale’s Harvest Brewmaster’s Dinner” will consist of a four course gourmet meal designed by Hale’s own chef and a specialty ale to match each new dish. Some of these ales will never be released publicly, making this an exceptional event not to be missed by local beer lovers!
As each course and beer pairing is served, the chef and master brewer will give a short presentation on why each pairing works to either match or complement one another. Every ale to be served will either be a seasonal or specialty ale. Amongst the highlights will be Hale’s 30th Anniversary Barley Wine, Hale’s 30th Anniversary Double Pale Ale and Bourbon Gold Rush.
The barley wine is an American barleywine brewed with 9 different hops and 6 different types of wheat or malt, including cherrywood smoked malt. Normally, this barley wine is a 30% blend of barleywine aged for 1 year in Jim Beam Bourbon barrels followed by a 6 month cellaring period, but the barleywine to be served at the Harvest Brewmaster’s Dinner will be the “pure, unadulterated stuff” and 100% aged in Jim Beam barrels!
The 30th Anniversary Double Pale Ale was created to commemorate Hale’s 30th year anniversary, marked just this year. Since the very first ale ever produced by the company (first brewed July 4th 1983) was Hale’s Pale Ale, this beer was created to be what Lincoln, Hale’s brewmaster, describes as, “More of everything that we love!”
Finally, the Bourbon Gold Rush is a strong Belgian golden ale aged over 8 months in Woodinville whiskey barrels. This ale was brewed using French Saison yeast. This is a rich, sweet and powerful beer at 10.2% ABV and 5 IBU.
The Harvest Brewmaster’s Menu & Beer Pairings:
Pumpkin Ravioli/ Hale’s Barley Wine
Pumpkin & sage filled pasta in a delicious nutmeg cream sauce
Rustic Soup/ Mosaic Fresh Hop Golden Ale
White beans, tomato, cabbage, pancetta & sage in a light, savory, tomato-based broth. Topped w/shaved parmesan.
Your choice of the following entrees:
Wild Boar Cheek/ Hale’s 30th Anniversary DPA
Glazed with a reduction of caramelized onions, Finn River Hard Pear Cider & spices. Served w/cranberry & Granny Smith apple stuffing topped with lightly poached apple slices.
Glazed Salmon/ O’Brien’s Harvest Ale
Wild coho salmon glazed w/a marinade of dijon, maple syrup & smoked paprika. Garnished w/sage.
Molten Ginger Spice Cake/ Bourbon Gold Rush
Filled w/chocolate & porter sauce. Topped w/a ginger cookie & fresh Chantilly cream.
The event will be held at the Hale’s Ales Brewery located in Fremont, at 4301 Leary Way NW. Tickets are $45/person plus tax and gratuity. To make your reservation, call the Hale’s Pub at (206) 782-0737. Hale’s will attempt to accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice.