Harvest to play host to pre-Forecastle Sierra Nevada beer dinner

sierra nevada beer dinner july 11Sierra NevadaSierra Nevada makes great beer. I’m particularly fond of Hop Hunter IPA, and the Harvest series.

Still, it’s kind of weird that the California-based brewery is the beer sponsor for Louisville’s biggest music festival. Hey, I understand that sort of sponsorship costs a lot of jack; still, wouldn’t it be cool if one day Against the Grain can fill that role? Maybe one day.

Anyway, LeeAnne Porter from Sierra Nevada will be the guest speaker at a beer dinner hosted by Harvest Restaurant on Monday, July 11. A meet-and-greet starts at 6:30 p.m., while the four-course dinner itself begins at 7. There will be five Sierra Nevada beers, including Raincheck Stout. The dinner is $55 per person.

Here’s the menu/itinerary:

6:30 Doors Open

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale served as greeting beer

7:00 Dinner Sitdown

~ one ~

citrus cured Lake Barkley silver carp

tomato water, jalapeno, wheat berry

beer pairing

Sierra Nevada “Otra Vez” Gose-style ale brewed with cactus & grapefruit

~ two ~

Rivercrest Farm rabbit “wurst”

basil-fava puree, green tomato mustard

beer pairing

Sierra Nevada Summerfest Crisp Lager

~ three ~

jerk spiced Kentucky bison shortrib

charred carrot, black bean, napa cabbage

beer pairing

Sierra Nevada Rain Check Stout

~ four ~

“Bluegrass” cheese plate

“St. Paulin” mild creamy, “Foxglove” double cream wash rind, “Sophia” bloomy ash rind goat cheese

beer pairing

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA