Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Edibles / Food Events Apr 19, 2011 1st Annual Great Canadian Beer Festival Collaboration Dinner SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestThe 18th Annual Great Canadian Beer Festival was launched Thursday Sept. 9, with a six-course beer pairing dinner at Spinnakers. The iconic brew pub was the perfect setting for the dinner, as it has been a cornerstone of the BC craft beer industry for more than a quarter century. Billed as the “first annual” event, the inaugural collaboration matched three Spinnakers beers and three Pike Brewing beers with six courses created by chef Ali Ryan and her staff.The hosts were the first to bat with three lighter-bodied brews—their Emily Summer Ale, Roundhouse Red and Hefeweizen—well matched with a white chocolate-green tea ruffle, bacon and leek-stuffed Cornish pasty and mixed greens salad, respectively. The esteemed guests, Pike Brewing (whose owners, Roseanne and Charles Finkel, were in attendance), brought the big guns with their IPA, XXXXX Stout and Double Ale matched with braised pork belly, seared sablefish and roasted peaches with basil ice cream dessert. A surprise seventh beer, fresh off the bottling line, called Auld Acquaintance was served at the end and offered a refreshing, spicy palate cleanser that both closed out an amazing evening of food and beer and also kicked off what’s sure to be an exciting festival.For more information on the Great Canadian Beer Festival, click here.Beer FestivalfestivalsVancouver Island Festivals SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Recipes July 3, 2023 May|June Cover Recipe : Polenta Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote and Lemon Mascarpone Cream A creative take on traditional strawberry ... Read More Recipes March 6, 2023 March April Cover Recipe : Lemony Leek Cod Cakes The unpretentious and delicious fish cake gets an upgrade with chunks of fresh cod, tangy lemon zest, and creamy, sautéed ... Read More Main course / Recipes / Salad November 1, 2022 Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Steak Salad All the flavours of southeast Asia are contained in this colourful, crunchy, and protein-rich ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — A Memory of Lemon Pudding Sweet Endings September ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — Chocolate Custard Cake Sweet Endings September ... Read More Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Masterclass — Candied Citrus Masterclass Candied Citrus Holiday ... Read More Comments are closed.