For those of you who keep up with our blog, you might recognize Stone Brewing from our December visit to their Escondido Brewery in California. (You can see our cool pictures of the brewery & food from their restaurant on our past blog post - here ) This time, they flew to Texas and paid a little visit to the Moth, starting out April Ale Week with beer and food pairings like no other. Greg Koch, Co-Founder of Stone was the HILARIOUS guest speaker this evening while Chad did a great job (as always) preparing the menu and delighting the over 100 guests with spectacular food. :)
Brief introductions from Jason Armstrong - Stone's Regional Rep.
Sea of beer. Enough said. ;)
Greg Koch, Co-founder and comedian ;)
Pate on rye with malt mustard - Carpaccio with peach, olive oil & celery - Carmelized onion & gruyere tart
Beer Pairings: Green Flash - Pizza Port Carlsbad - Stone Hwy 78 Scotch Ale
Crab "Boil" with sweet corn - Red bliss potato with andouille butter
Beer Pairing: Stone IPA
Cocoa braised short rib with burnt leek polenta & garlic kale
Beer Pairing: Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
Candied orange duckwith wilted curly leaf spinach
Beer Pairing: Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale
Chocolate fig stout cake with Henry's malted milk ice cream
Beer Pairing: 2008 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
left to right: Chef Chad Kelley, aka "The Hubs", Greg Koch, Matt Quinette and Keith Schlabs
Funnyman Greg went around "stamping" all he could with a personalized stamp with his jolly mug on it!
He was even passing around temporary arm band tattoos with the same thing...lol. crazy kid! :)
Greg and some of the bar staff
Mama Lisa was my date for the night... :)
Chad and Greg enjoying the night after all the plates had been served and speeches had been given.
One of my favorite pictures form our visit to the Stone Brewery.
I love this gargoyle guy! Scary but cute perhaps?? lol..