Almanac Beer Co. Brings West Coast Seasonal Brews To Philly

VStreet hosts an inaugural dinner with a special menu in honor of Almanac Beer Company's arrival in Philly

Almanac Beer CoSan Francisco’s premier farm-to-barrel brewery is coming to Philadelphia to crack open their most exciting beers for the very first time.

Almanac Beer Company specializes in creating seasonal artisan ales and “unusual” craft beers made from locally-sourced products. The brewing company partners with Northern California farms to use the best locally sourced fruit in their process to create home-brews with flavors specifically based to complement local cuisine and seasonal tastes.

From October 6th-10th, the beer company will be hosting events to christen their unique West Coast brews all throughout the city, but most notably, they’re going to be rolling into V Street late next week.

On Thursday, October 8th, V Street (126 S. 19th) will be hosting Almanac’s inaugural dinner, intertwining the new brews with their restaurant’s own personal beer list and menu items. Bar manager Daniel Miller is launching a special menu of food items paired with Almanac’s seasonal brews to complement each dish.

With the purchase of a ticket for the dinner, guests will receive an assortment of six medium-sized plates, shareable between the tables, and Almanac beers paired with each course. Miller said, “A lot of the flavors are borrowed from our normal menu so it does a pretty good job of reflecting what we do and what our kitchen is about.”

Some examples? Absolutely. How about a fluffy, sesame scallion pancake with yuzu ponzu and shaved radish as a starter, paired with Almanac’s Farmer’s Reserve Citrus (a sour beer with blood orange and yuzu). The spiciest dish, dan dan noodles with shaved zucchini and spiced mushrooms, will be paired with the brewing company’s hoppiest beer, the Almanac IPA.

The menu also features inspirations from various cusines including a Latin-inspired dish of carrots prepared three different ways with Latin American spices served with the Citra Sour grapefruit beer, as well as a Middle Eastern dish, harissa grilled brussels sprout flatbread with za’atar spices, complemented by Almanac’s Golden Gate Goose, made with salt and coriander to match the Middle Eastern flavors.

“With what Almanac’s doing by using fresh, seasonal ingredients, as a vegan restaurant that’s something that’s important to us, so I think their beer and our food go really well together,” said Miller.

The event will start at 7pm and tickets are $65 per person. Space is limited and reservations are strongly recommended.

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