It’s no secret that I feel the number of beer dinners planned in and around Cheyenne is woefully low. This town has a growing craft beer palate and I think restaurants and or pop up concepts are selling themselves short by not offering more of these events. Leave it to a national chain to step up their game and put together a paired beer dinner. Old Chicago is teaming up with New Belgium to kick off the new year right. The four course dinner on January 4th at 6pm, will go for $35 with portion of the proceeds given to Habitat for Humanity.
What is most interesting to me about this dinner is that it beers WAY off the traditional Old Chicago Menu choices.
Sweet and Spicy Blackberry Siracha Wings paired with Black Berry Barley Wine
Creamy Spinach and Pea Risotto paired with Blue Paddle Pilsner
Harissa Spiced Lamb Chops paired with Fat Tire Amber Ale
Milk Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding paired with 1554 Black Lager.
Hopefully Old Chicago gets a good turnout for this menu. I give them a lot of credit for trying it and I’d like nothing more to see them have success with it, spurring more opportunities for these kind of dinners.