Editor’s note: Instead of a Beer of the Week, we offer news of San Antonio Beer Week, which begins Saturday.
The second annual San Antonio Beer Week gets under way Saturday with plenty of chances for beer lovers to try some new brews as well as an array of tasty pairings with food.
Brewers from Blue Star, the Faust and Freetail will be serving up an SA IPA in honor of the event.
Saturday is also the date that Luke, 125 E. Houston St., is hosting its monthly beer dinner. All of the beers will be from Texas breweries, including Ranger Creek, Real Ale, Alamo, 512, Independence, Franconia and No Label.
Steven McHugh’s menu includes first of the season heirloom tomatoes, crabmeat, basil and balsamic vinegar will be followed by BBQ Texas quail and smoked tasso spoonbread. Pork belly and fried pickles with summer succotash will be served before blackberry buckle and root “beer” float.
The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $65 a person. For reservations, call (210) 227-5853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ranger Creek’s Rob Landerman is partnering with Cruzan Catering at Bake, Boil and Brew, 1508 Guadalupe St., for a beer dinner at 7 p.m. May 19. The dinner will benefit Open The Taps, a grassroots, non-profit consumer advocacy group for craft beer enthusiasts.
The courses include La Bestia Aimable with sausage ravioli with basil pesto and Pecorino Romano; Strawberry Milk Stout with Seared Salmon with Strawberry glaze; SA IPA with Cranberry Goat Cheese Salad with an IPA-Orange Vinaigrette; Lucky Ol’ Sun with Jalapeño Citrus Chicken with a pineapple salsa; OPA with Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin Roulade; and Mesquite Smoked Porter with Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake. Extras include Ranger Creek .36 Texas Bourbon and Special .36 Bourbon Gelato from Brindles with Bourbon Truffle.
Cost is $50. Click here for reservations.
Other Beer Week events include the Independence Brewing Brewluminati seventh anniversary and the tapping of their latest Brouwers Dubbel on May 17 and a Sierra Nevada party on May 18, both at the Friendly Spot Ice House, 943 S. Alamo St.
For more information on San Antonio Beer Week, click here.