As a kick off to their Social Sundays, The beautiful Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica will offer authentic Oktoberfest fare paired with delicious craft beer hand-picked by yours truly, The Beer Chicks.
The menu will feature house-made sausages, classic sides like sauerkraut and spaetzle, and delicious baked German desserts created by Chefs Tony DiSalvo and Chris Crary.
We chose a few traditional pairings like Hopf Helle Weisse (German wheat beer with subtle fruit notes) with Weisswurst and Reutberger Export Helle (German lager with notes of grass and earth) with Bratwurst, and a few out-of-the-box pairings like Echt Kriekenbier (Flanders-style sour cherry ale) with Duck, Orange, Pecan sausage.
Dessert comes with beer too! (As it always should…) We’ll have Stollen paired with Trois Pistoles (Abbey-style ale with notes of fig), Black Forest Cake with Bootlegger’s Coffee Chipotle Stout (Smoky, spicy, coffee stout), and Bienenstich with Allagash Curieux (Bourbon-barrel aged Belgian-style tripel).
The event takes place this Sunday evening 9/25 from 6pm till 9pm. The Beer garden will be set up out back poolside. And we’ll be on hand to drink beer with you, answer your burning craft beer questions and chat about our beer pairing choices. The cost is $25 for food and $10 for 5 beer samples!
Here is the complete list of craft brews on our pairing menu:
Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits, San Diego, CA.
Hopf Helle Weisse – Weißbierbrauerei Hopf (Schörghuber), Germany.
Reutberger Export Helle, Klosterbrauerei Reutberg, Sachsenkam, Germany.
Schonramer Gold Maerzen, Private Landbrauerei Schonram, Petting/Shonram, Germany.
Kostritzer Schwarzbier, Kotstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co., Bad Kostritz/Thuringen, Germany.
Ephemere - Unibroue, Chambly, Quebec.
Echt Kriekenbier - Brouwerij Verhaeghe, Vichte, Belgium.
Allagash Curieux – Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, Maine.
Unibroue, Chambly, Quebec.
Black Phoenix Chipotle Coffee Stout Bootlegger’s Brewery, Fullerton, CA.
Schonramer Saphir Bock, Private Landbrauerei Schonram, Petting/Schonram, Germany.
1819 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA
Call 310.260.7500 for reservations