May 9, 2008

Vegetarians like beer too

There's a Vegetarian beer dinner on the Horizon. featuring the beers of Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant and culinary creations of
Jose Pistola's
executive chef Brenton Wallace and
guest chef Eric Anderson of Essene.

Who: Hosted by the above mentioned dudes, Jose's owner and Rock and Roll star Casey Parker and Iron Hill brewers Chris " I'm a VIP agent" LaPierre and Jean Broillet

When: Tuesday May 13th at 7:00 pm
Where: Jose Pistola's; 263 South 15th Street, Philadelphia,PA
five courses (menu to follow) and seven beers for $65 plus tax and gratuity.
Call to get your veg on 215-545-4101.

Getting Started
Vienna Lager
This amber Austrian lager has a distinct bready malt aroma

and flavor followed by a crisp clean finish and a spicy hop aroma contributed by the use of Saaz hops.

Winner of a Bronze medal at the 1999 GABF and Silver medal at the 2008 World Beer Cup.

1st course

Chilled cucumber and cantelope soup paired with


Golden sour ale fermented with 100% Brettanomyces. This unruly yeast is characterized by an assertive tartness, fruitiness and overall funkiness! Not a beer for neophytes!

2nd course

- Saitan Pastilla with puff pastry paired with

American Brown Ale

Roasty and chocolatey malt notes mingle with an assertive American hop aroma and bitternss.

3rd Course

Arugula salad, red onion, toasted pinenuts, with a California Chevre' in a golden balsamic dijon vinagrette paired;

Belgian Triple

Traditional Belgian-style golden strong ale, complex aroma and flavor of plums, spice and bananas with a refreshing balanced bitterness.

Three time GABF Bronze medal winner, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

4th course

Roasted root vegetable pan fried fritter, black truffle lentils, forest mushrooms with a porcini reduction/ paired with;

Baltic Porter

lighter in color but higher in alcohol than its London cousin.

Distinct malt sweetness and roast character, with a clean finish.



Belgian-style farmhouse ale. Unfiltered, bright and light bodied, yet the yeast gives it a character that is earthy, fruity and spicy with a refreshing finish

Something Sweet

Vanilla Peanut butter mousse with an espresso bean cookie/ paired with

Bourbon Aged Wee Heavy

Our strong Scotch Ale, aged in Eagle Rare bourbon barrels.

Distinct sweet malt character is entwined in the bourbon and vanilla flavors.

1 comment:

  1. I am so there! been looking forward to this since I heard about it on BA about 2 weeks ago