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Lagunitas Beer Dinner

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 • 6:00 p.m.

Howells & Hood
435 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

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On April 30th, 2014, Howells & Hood highlights renowned California-based brewer Lagunitas, who is scheduled to open a brewery and taproom in Chicago this May. Beginning at 6pm, this special dining event features signature American-inspired dishes, each expertly paired with a selection from Lagunitas.

The beer dinner includes a welcome reception featuring a beer tasting and passed appetizers, providing guests the opportunity to meet and mingle with Chef Walton and team members from Lagunitas. The reception is followed by a four-course menu (including dessert), paired with a 6 oz. beer taster. The event is priced at $49 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Interested? Make a phone reservation at 312-262-5310. All ticket holders will be held to the 48-hour cancellation policy.

The Menu

Executive Chef Scott Walton and Corporate Executive Chef Paul Katz have collaborated on a menu that offers brilliant twists on American classics. Chef Walton is one of Chicago's foremost authorities on fresh and sustainable cuisine.

Reception Appetizers

Chicken Liver Mousse
Housemade boudin blanc, braised mustard seeds, hot cider mustard, housemade beer bread

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Lagunitas Czech Style PILS, 6%
Brewed with loads of imported Saaz hops and a bottom fermenting yeast strain that leaves this beer a bit lighter with a smooth finish

First Course

Grilled Octopus
Charred cauliflower, grapefruit, green garlic panna cotta, soy bean, chili black garlic

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Lagunitas IPA, 6.20%
Very hoppy, light gold color and slightly medium bodied, thick head with a nice lacing, citrus notes and a clean finish

Second Course

Slagel Farms whole hog, sweet and sour cabbage, smoked pear and golden raisin mostarda, braising jus

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Lagunitas Censored, 6.75%
Originally called Kronic, it has a medium body and rich copper color, nice balance between malt and hop

Third Course

40 Day Dry-Aged Ribeye
Braised cap, German butter potatoes, morels, ramps, English peas, pearl onion, red wine jus

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Lagunitas Waldo, 10.79%
American double imperial ale, full bodied, malty, plenty of fruit notes, nice amber color with a caramel aroma


Apple Brown Butter Tart
Apple custard, cheddar cheese crust, IPA caramel ice cream, cider poached apples

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Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shutdown, 9.75%
Bitter, strong beer with a medium to full body, nicely complex with a good balance