On Thursday night, President and Brewmaster of Boulder, Colorado’s Avery Brewing Company Adam Avery will bring some of his rarest barrel-aged beers to Union Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas for a four-course, eight-beer pairing dinner.
Confit of California rabbit, meyer lemon caviar, roasted parsnip puree, crispy guanciale wafer and rabbit reduction, paired with Muscat d’ Amour & Recolte Sauvage:
Muscat d’Amour – 30% fermented White Muscat grapes from Bookcliff Winery aged in Chardonnay barrels. Bottled January 2012 – 10.78% ABV
Recolte Sauvage – 30% fermented Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Bookcliff Winery aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. Bottled January 2012 – 11.03% ABV
Mesquite smoked “Mary’s” duck agnolotti, caramelized pluot BBQ, sweet honey cornbread dust and pickled romanesco, paired with Depuceleuse & Dihos Dactylion:
Depuceleuse – 100% Brettanomyces-fermented red ale aged with sour cherries in Zinfandel barrels. Bottled March 2010 – 10.08% ABV
Dihos Dactylion – House Brettanomyces and house pediococcus strains fermented on a strong red sour ale aged for 18 months in fresh Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels. Bottled February 2011 – 10.74% ABV
Wild Boar duo of crispy belly, pommes anna, guajillo chile ketchup; charred loin, fried gnocchi and Black Knight carrot nage, paired with Oud Floris & Odio Equum:
Oud Floris – Blend of 4 different beers from 13 different barrels and reminiscent of the flavor profiles of the fabled Flanders brown ales. Bottled June 2012 – 9.39% ABV
Odio Equum – Lactic-forward sour beer, brewed with raspberries and aged in fresh Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from Montagna Vineyards in Napa Valley. Bottled September 2012 – 7.10% ABV
Rumpkin – Pumpkin ale aged in Goslings dark rum barrels and spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Bottled October 2012 – 18.3% ABV
Uncle Jacob’s Bourbon Barrel Stout – Imperial stout aged in Makers Mark bourbon barrels for six months. Bottled February 2012 – 17.42% ABV
Tickets are $55 and are available here.
Careful with these big beers! Only two of them are below 10% ABV. Call a cab or a friend for a ride.