Southend Brewery Hosts Beer Dinner

Oysters, pork, beef and duck are on the menu for an upcoming five-course beer dinner at Southend Brewery & Smokehouse.

The Jan. 29 meal, jointly sponsored by the restaurant and Charleston Culinary Tours, features house-brewed beers including a milk stout, IPA and pale ale (and cheese for dessert, so the evening isn’t completely carnivorous.) The event starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are priced at $60. Call 853-4677 for reservations, or book here.

10 Beers Selected for Monday Dinner at Liberty Tap Room

libertymenuDemonstrating that Charleston Restaurant Week doesn’t have the monopoly on discount dining, Liberty Tap Room & Grill’s scheduled a $50 five-course meal with 10 beer pairings for Monday night.

The menu for the Sept. 9 event includes steamed mussels; eggrolls stuffed with pimento cheese grits, pulled pork and turnip greens; monkfish medallions; beef wellington and raspberry panna cotta. The beers were brewed by Stone Brewing Co., a pale ale pioneer that’s now 17th on the list of top-selling breweries nationwide, and Mt. Pleasant’s Westbrook Brewing, featured this week in a News & Observer story about the Charleston craft beer scene.

Westbrook’s highly-regarded Mexican Coffee Cake stout – called “probably the state’s most hyped beer” by the N&O – will be served with dessert. The complete menu’s here.

For reservations, call 971-7777.

Middleton Place Hosts Beer Dinner

Holy City is spicing up its signature American porter for a Middleton Place Restaurant beer dinner that’s meant to serve as a counterpoint to its annual Braise & Brew event, a January celebration of heavy meats and dark beers. At Hot Nights & Holy City on Aug. 25, the menu includes fried chicken, grilled venison and a beer to make drinkers sweat themselves cool.

For its Savory Jalapeno Pluff Mud Porter, Holy City’s brewers added locally-grown, house-smoked jalapenos to the 5.5 ABV beer. The porter will be paired with house-cured pork belly and peach preserves.

Tickets to Hot Nights & Holy City are $75; the dinner runs from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. To purchase tickets, log on to middletonplace.org, or call 556-6020.