CHICO, CA—Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is bringing eight top Bay Area chefs and two Bay Area mixologists to Beer Camp: two days designing and brewing a custom beer to eventually serve at their restaurants and available nowhere else. Sierra Nevada can’t let them leave, though, without whipping up at least one “dream team” meal.
On Thursday, May 7, the kitchen masters will lead a six-course beer dinner in the Sierra Nevada Big Room, and a very limited number of tickets will go on sale next Tuesday, March 31, at SierraNevada.com/BigRoom.
Each chef will create a signature dish paired with a Sierra Nevada beer, and the featured ingredients will include fresh produce from Sierra Nevada’s estate garden and local beef raised in partnership with the Chico State University Farm. Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman and UC Davis’ “Pope of Foam” Dr. Charlie Bamforth will join the intimate dinner as guest speakers. Proceeds will go toward the Torres Shelter in Chico, which provides overnight shelter and evening meals among other services to help men, women and families get back on their feet.
“This is truly an all-star team and dinner, and we’re honored to host such a great experience at our brewery,” said Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada’s founder. “Craft brewers often relate what they do to the creativity of chefs, and this group will no doubt show how well great food and great beer can work together.”
“Connecting chefs and brewers has always been one of my goals, and now we’ll not only collaborate on a beer but also host a dinner that supports a great local charity,” said Adam Dulye, Executive Chef for the Brewers Association. “This night will showcase what we all do in our individual establishments daily: create relationships, unite communities and tell stories through our voices, food and beer.”
PARTICIPATING CHEFS AND BARTENDERS
David Bazirgan—Dirty Habit
Stephen Call and Laurence Jossel—Nopa
Kevin Diedrich—BDK Restaurant & Bar
Adam Dulye—Brewers Association Executive Chef
Angela Pinkerton—Craftsman & Wolves
The chefs’ collaborative Beer Camp beer will tentatively hit their San Francisco restaurant taps in July.
Sierra Nevada beer dinner overview:
- WHAT: Premier Bay Area chefs preparing a six-course food and beer pairing dinner. Speakers include Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman and UC Davis’ Dr. Charlie Bamforth.
- WHEN: Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m.
- WHERE: Sierra Nevada Big Room, 1075 E. 20th St., Chico, CA 95928
- TICKETS: On sale starting next Tuesday, March 31. $100/person available online at www.SierraNevada.com/BigRoom or in the Sierra Nevada Gift Shop.
About Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only the finest quality ingredients. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada now spans both coasts with breweries in Chico, California and Mills River, North Carolina. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for craft brewers worldwide with innovations in the brewhouse as well as advances in sustainability. It is famous for its extensive line of beers including Pale Ale, Torpedo®, Hop Hunter® IPA, Nooner®Pilsner, Porter, Stout, Kellerweis® and a host of seasonal, specialty and limited release beers. Learn more at www.sierranevada.com.