GABF 2015 - Paired - Craft Beer + Food Event

The GABF 2015 – Paired – Craft Beer + Food Event was coordinated by Chef Adam Dulye, Brewers Association executive chef).

During GABF 2015, we were fortunate to be invited to the Paired event (formerly called Farm To Table Pavilion).

Hidden way in the back of the Colorado Convention Center, the Paired event was set up with 21 tables, each featuring an independent craft brewery “paired” with featured chefs across the country.

We enjoyed small plates with thoughtful craft beer pairings while we mingled with the chefs and brewers. The beers served were special releases that were not available in the main GABF festival hall.

This event is a must do if you are planning a trip to GABF for 2016. It is definitely worth the value. We couldn’t eat all the food that was offered but we did try most of the beer! The set up was spacious and not over crowded. We were able to take our time and enjoy the beer with the selected food pairings.

As an added bonus we ran into Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head Brewery while we enjoyed some Bitches Brew!

Chef Adam Dulye did a fantastic job coordinating this event. Paired is one of the largest craft beer and food pairing events that brings in more chefs from more states than many others and is only topped within Colorado by one event. There were 22 chefs from 11 states and 21 brewers from 12 states in Paired this year.

2015 Paired Menu

Lone Tree Brewing Company : Lone Tree, CO

+ Rick Martin : Limestone, Lawrence, KS

What The Dill Rye IPA + Ham Rillettes With Smoky Glace, Served With Bubbly Cheese Puff, Ham Brittle, Mustard And Micro Kale

Drunkin Monk Triple + Sweet Cheese Panna Cotta With Late Summer Tomato Jam, Basil Syrup And Breadcrumb Cookie

GABF Paired 2015 Lone Tree Brewing Co


Black Tooth Brewing : Sheridan WY

+ Alex Figura : Lower 48 Kitchen, Denver, CO

307 Blonde + Pork Belly Spiedini: Cornbread Cream, Tobacco Onions, Pickled Chili

Les Ginge Saison + Twice Baked Potato: Smoked Potato Mousse, Charcoal Seasonings, Nutritional Yeast

Rhinegeist Brewery : Cincinnati, OH

+ Sheila Lucero : Jax Fish House, Denver, CO

Peach Dodo + Emersum Oysters On The Half Shell, Traditional Accompaniments, And Rhinegeist Peach Dodo Mignonette

Gramps Barley Wine + Smoked Seafood Salad, Clams, Mussels, Spanish Octopus, Squid

Twisted Pine Brewing Company : Boulder, CO

+ Daniel Asher : Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, Denver, CO

Northstar + Northstar Imperial Porter Chocolate Truffle, Espresso Caramel, Spent Grain Maple Granola

Agaveras + Agaveras Smoked Scallop Ceviche, Bay Scallops, Agaveras Bath, Ocho Reposada Tequila Mist

American Cheese Society : Denver, CO

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery : Mil Ton, DE

+ Steve Wildy & Julie Kline : Alla Spina, Philadelphia, PA

Bitches Brew + Spicy Mushroom Mousse Bruschetta With Sour Cream Crumble Noble Rot + Turkey Kielbasa With Apple Beer Vincotto

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. : Mills River, NC

+ Todd Shoberg : Molina, Mill Valley, CA

Kitchen Sync + Tomales Bay Marin Miyagi Oysters | Coal Charred Jalapeño Chimichurri

2010 Vintage Bigfoot + Gem Lettuce | Smoked Heirloom Tomato | Our Lardo | Point Reyes Farmstead Blue Cheese

GABF Paired Sierra Nevada

Three Weavers Brewing Company : Inglewood, CA

+ Carlo Lamagna : Clyde Common, Portland, OR

Cambria’s Seafarer + Oregon Bay Shrimp Escabeche, Cherry Bomb Peppers, Grilled Cilantro Achara

Double Dry Hopped Ripple + Smoked Beef Short Rib, Caramelized Tomato Jam, Lemon Pickled Turnips

Allagash Brewing Company : Portland, ME

+ Alex Seidel : Fruition & Mercantile, Denver, CO

Fluxus 2015 + Almond Milk & Maple Panna Cotta With Puffed Amaranth Cereal , Local Honey, Toasted Almond

GABF Paired Allagash Fluxus

GABF Paired Allagash Golden Brett

Pedernales Brewing : Fredericksburg, TX

+ Brian Vaughn : Bistro Cv, Steamboat Springs, CO

Lobo Kristall Weizen + Fingerling Potato “Salad”, Deviled Egg Puree, Lobo Weizen Mustard,

Whipped Beer Vinegar, Bacon Powder, Cutting Celery

Lobo Midnight Porter + Espresso Cured Duck Prosciutto, Mountain Chanterelle Jam, Herb Puree, Honey Vinegar, Sourdough

Epic Brewing Company : Denver, CO

+ Mike Friedman : The Red Hen, Washington, DC

Double Skull + Braised Kielbasa With Sauerkraut, Pickled Mustard Seeds & Crispy Potato

Brainless On Cherries + Tuscan Chicken Liver Tramezzino With Sour Cherry Preserves, Toasted Almond & Rye

GABF - Paired Craft Beer + Food Event- Epic

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery : Goochland, VA

+ Sean Clark : El Moro Spirits & Tavern, Durango, CO

Rosemary Saison + Rabbit Terrine Served With Apricot Mustard And Grilled Bread

Supreme Leader + Deconstructed Pork Cheek Tamales With Gaujillo Chile Green Sauce, Green Mole And Toasted Pepitas

GABF Paired Lickinghole Creek

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse : Loveland, CO

+ Matt Melehes : Q Roadhouse, Jackson Hole, WY

Farmers Daughter + Roasted Leaping Lizard Farms Squash, Housemade Ricotta Fresca, Sage, Thyme

Master Thief + Carter Country Meats Smoked Sauerbraten Shortrib, Braised In Apple Cider Vinegar, Raisins, Cherries, Huckleberries

Served Over Anson Mills Rosebank Grits With Gold Creek Farm Aged White Cheddar

Stone Brewing Co. : Escondido, CA

+ Joe Labatt : Brave Horse Tavern, Seattle, WA

Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherry Wood Smoked Saison + Smoked Washington King Salmon, Prosser Tomato Jam,

Pickled Prosser Serrano Chiles, Papadum, Coriander Flower

Drew & Steve’s Imperial Mutt Brown Ale + Wood Grilled Mishima Reserve Coulotte Steak, Dahlia Bakery Summer Corn Crostini,

Beecher’s Flagship Fondue

Great Divide Brewing Company : Denver, CO

+ Scott Dolich : The Bent Brick, Portland, OR

Rosabelle + Smoked Salmon Crisps With Everything Bagel Spice

Peach Grand Cru + The Bent Brick Hamburger Dog With Pickle Relish

GABF Paired Grand Cru

Hopworks Urban Brewery : Portland, OR

+ Paul Zerkel & Lisa Kirkpatrick : Goodkind, Milwaukee, WI

Ipx-Simcoe + Smoked Salmon, Brussels Sprouts, Balsamic Shallots, Porcini Crumb

Survival 7 Grain Stout + Aebleskiver Pancake, Emmi Roth Alpine Cheese, Golden Plum Syrup

GABF Paired Hopworks Urban Brewery

Deschutes Brewery : Bend, OR

+ Frank Bonnano : Russell’s Smokehouse, Denver, CO

Fresh Squeezed Ipa + Lamb Neck Sliders, Fresh Squeezed Ipa Tzatiki, Pickled Red Onions And Smoked Feta

The Specialist + Loaded Chips, Pulled Pork, Tomatoes, Peppers, Gorgonzola Fondue, The Specialist Bbq Sauce

GABF Paired Deschutes

Victory Brewing Company : Downingtown, PA

+ Francisco Millan : Row 34, Boston, MA

Headwaters Ale + Smoked Thai Shrimp Salad, Cilantro, Jalapeño, Puffed Rice

Sour Monkey + Scallop Ceviche, Pickled Nectarines, Aleppo, Basil

Elevation Beer Company : Poncho Springs, CO

+ Kelly Whitaker : Basta, Boulder, CO

Signal De Botrange + Black Cod Rillette, Matsutake Panna Cotta, Umeboshi

Fanboy + Duck & Foie Hotdog, Sour Cherry Mustardo, Nigella Seeds, Grateful Bread Bun

GABF Paired Signal

Port City Brewing Company : Alexandria, VA

+ Spike Gjerde : Parts & Labor, Baltimore, Md

Ways & Means + Goatchetta With Broccoli Raab And Fermented Esplette Mash

Oktoberfest + Appalachian Kasekrainer, Woodberry Pantry Sauerkraut, Beer Mustard

Uinta Brewing Company : Salt Lake City, UT

+ Jordan Wallace : Pizzeria Locale, Boulder, CO

Jacked B Nimble + Polpettine-Buckner Farm Lamb Meatball, Toohey Farm Winter Squash, Arugula, Balsamic Vinegar

Cockeyed Cooper + Budino-Butterscotch Custard, Milk Shocolate Ganache, Caramel, Whipped Cream

GABP Paired Cockeyed Cooper

Societe Brewing Company : San Diego, CA

+ Kyle Mendenhall : The Kitchen, Boulder, CO

The Heiress + La Quercia Nduja With Fermented Munson Farm Corn & Jimmy Nardello Peppers On Toast

The Gleaner + Irish Barmbrack With Gol Den Raisins, Sagebrush Tea And Sunflower Butter

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