Stony Creek Beer Dinner at Max Burger LM

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Max Burger in Longmeadow is Pleased to Announce

A Stony Creek Brewery Beer & Food Pairing Dinner

Connecticut has one of the fastest growing craft beer industries, with over 40 breweries now in production.

Leading the way is one of the most recognized and modern breweries along the CT coastline – Stony Creek Brewery.
At Stony Creek, the goal is to make the best, highest-quality beer in the region,
and introduce new craft beer drinkers to flavors that are both familiar and new.
This dinner and menu is an insight to that goal.

Special Guest Speaker: Katherine Hoag

Stony Creek Brewery, Branford, CT

Monday, June 20th
(The day after Father’s Day. What a great gift for Dad!)

6:00pm

Menu by Chef Gabe Vancil

Course 1

RADISH & BEET SALAD

watermelon radish, roasted beets, arugula, roasted red pepper,
lemon oil drizzle, rosemary balsamic reduction

Stony Creek Sun Juice [Belgian White]

Course 2

FLASH FRIED ARTICHOKE HEARTS

shaved local artichokes, garlic, parmesan cheese, romesco sauce

Stony Creek Lil’ Cranky [Session I.P.A]

Course 3

CRISPY PROSCIUTTO SLIDER

prosciutto, lettuce, tomato, fresh herb mayo, asiago

Stony Creek Pineapple I.P.A.

Course 4

PORCHETTA

slow roasted marinated pork loin rolled in pork bellies,
local grilled rainbow asparagus, pan jus gravy

Stony Creek Dock Time [Amber Ale]

Dessert

FRIED APPLE PIE

local apples and mascarpone-stuffed wontons, vanilla ice cream, caramel drizzle

Stony Creek Crimsang [Double Sour I.P.A]

$65.00 Per Person

(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)

Please Call for Reservations

(413) 798-0101

684 Bliss Road | Longmeadow, MA | 01106

Black Hog Brewing Comes to Max Burger West Hartford

by Brian Mitchell, Beverage Director for Max Restaurant Group

Lat week I had the pleasure of tasting some of the newly released brews from one of the newest breweries to hit the quickly growing CT brewery scene: Black Hog Brewing.  Based in Oxford, Ct, and built on the ashes of a recently defunct brewery, the beers coming from Black Hog are quickly building to be some of the best quality brewed in the state and certainly able to compete with some of the best nationally.

Black Hog

Formed as a partnership between Tom and brother Jason Sobocinski, who own and operate Caseus Fromagerie & Bistro in New Haven, and a family friend Tyler Jones, an experienced brewer, the team has the make-up and back ground for making some truly outstanding beers.  I had the pleasure to taste four beers, which will be released later this week to limited state-wide distribution, and was really impressed with the overall quality.  We also featured the Ginga Ninja as one of the featured beers in last week’s Chef to Farm dinners at Farmer’s Cow in Lebanon, Ct.  Very well received by all.

We will be featuring all four beers this coming Wednesday, July 23rd, at Max Burger in West Hartford as part of local mini-tap-take-over.  As an added bonus, you will get a chance to meet brewer Tyler Jones who will be on hand, drinking and talking beer with any and all.  Brewery folks will be on hand starting at about 5pm; Black Hog beers available until they are gone.

Here is a list of what was tasted and what will be featured at Max Burger;

Ginga Ninja – a red india pale ale brewed w. fresh ginger; 6.5% abv

Easy Rye’Da – an easy drinkin’ low abv rye india pale ale; 4.7% abv

Granola Brown – brown ale brewed w. a granola mix of oatmeal, grains, hops & roasted malts; 5.5% abv

S.W.A.G. – summer wheat ale brewed w. grapefruit peel; 4.3% abv

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