Tonight: Beer Social with Special Guest Sam Calagione

Tonight will be another great beer social/dinner put on by the Portsmouth Brewery. Tonight it doesn’t feature the beers of just Portsmouth, but 4 other breweries and their brewers, including Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione.

A cut from the press release:

We’re pleased to announce the return of the Sam! Sam Calagione, Founder and President of Dogfish Head Brewing is many things; brewer, rapper, marketing savant, TV star, and beer ambassador. He’s also incredibly charismatic, entertaining and gracious.

A July 26 beer social at Portsmouth Brewery will be our second event with Sam. He’ll be combining his beervangelist powers with our own Tod Mott, plus Will Gilson from Moat Mountain, Rik Marley from Flying Goose, and Dave Yarrington from Smuttynose. Each of these five great brewers are bringing one beer for the event and they’ll all be in the house to meet and greet you.

Here’s a look at the menu

Aperitif – Flying Goose Brewery’s Pleasant Lake Pilsner

First Pairing – Portsmouth Brewery’s Thaizenheimer paired with Crispy Pork Spring Rolls (Cha Gio in Vietnamese). The vegetarian option is a Crispy Edamame and Tofu Spring Roll

Second Pairing – Moat Mountain’s Smoked Porter with Rosemary Grilled Lamb and Fig Brochettes. The vegetarian option is Wild Mushroom and Fig Skewer.

Third Pairing – Smuttynose Brewing’s Short Batch #12, “Noonan” paired with House Pretzels and a Spicy Farmhouse Cheddar Spread and Frisee.

Fourth Pairing – Dogfish Head’s Burton Baton run through a Randall filled with oak chips paired with a Bittersweet Chocolate Pastry Rings with a Cacao Nib Croquette.

As you can imagine the tickets sold out as fast as Kate the Great tickets but fear not! I will be there with my trustee phone and will capture the moment for you :). Tonight’s dinner is just the kick off event for Sam and Tod, as they will be brewing a beer together tomorrow. More on that late.