Great American Beer Festival Beer & Food Pavilion Presentations

By CraftBeer.com

Listen in as expert chefs and brewers team up to tempt your taste buds with artful beer and food pairings as well as delicious dishes prepared using craft beer. These recordings are from the Beer & Food Pavilion, presented by CraftBeer.com, at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival and were recorded in front of a live audience of beer lovers!

Note: These Beer & Food Pavilion sessions were recorded in front of a live audience of beer lovers at the 2010 GABF. They are “raw” audio recordings and have not been edited or adjusted.


Themes & Trends in Beer & Food Pairing

Thursday, September 16

Join the Homebrew Chef, Sean Z. Paxton, and head pub brewer at Goose Island Beer Co., Jared Rouben, as they highlight themes and trends in the Beer Cuisine arena. Attendees will be engaged in a discussion that focuses on training the palate to identify flavors found in beer that can translate into food and become an integral part of a dish or meal.  Select Goose Island beers will be poured and used as part of a cooking with beer demonstration, and as an ingredient, offering an opportunity to sample cooking with beer theory, from concept to taste.

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Belgian-Style Beer & Culinary Delights

Thursday, September 16

Chef Teddy Folkman of Granville Moore’s in Washington, DC teams up with Susan Greene of the Global Brewers Guild to pair Belgian-style beers with culinary delights.

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BueltmannBeer & Food Pairing 101

Friday, September 17

Join Julia Herz of the Brewers Association & Craftbeer.com  and Fred Bueltmann of New Hollands Brewing Co. as they tour you though the world of beer ingredients and pairing to show why craft beer is helping beer reclaim beer’s place at the dinner table. This 30 minute presentation will cover beer and food pairing basics, and include sampling of 3 different craft beers paired with chocolate and cheese, plus a sampling of malt and hops.

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The Unparalleled Pairing: Beer, Cheese & the Confluence of Flavor

Friday, September 17

Join Beer Sommelier Greg Engert, of Washington, DC’s Birch & Barley and ChurchKey, as he discusses what wine experts have clandestinely noted for some time now: that beer and cheese constitute the quintessence of food and beverage pairing. Greg will examine the artisanal aspects of American hand-crafted beer and cheese, and reveal the myriad ways that these authentically flavorful products dovetail for an enhanced culinary experience. Four different American Craft Brews will be artfully matched with four American Artisanal Cheeses.

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RosenbergStreet Food & Craft Beers

Friday, September 17

Top Chef season 5 winner, Hosea Rosenberg, brings his newest venture StrEAT Chefs to the GABF. Teaming up with Adam Avery of Avery Brewing Co., they will pair some delectable street foods with craft brewed American beer.

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Exotic Wood Aged Beers & The Foods That Love Them

Saturday, September 18

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery founder and president, Sam Calagione, and the Homebrew Chef, Sean Paxton, present beers aged on exotic woods paired with exciting food dishes.

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Beer & Nuts for the Beer Nut

Saturday, September 18

The Beer Fox, Carolyn Smagalski and Ro Guenzel of Left Hand Brewing Co., team up to pair nutty craft beers with an assortment of seasoned nuts and breads made with nuts.

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AlaskanFire & Ice: A Beer and Seafood Throwdown from the 49th and 50th States

Saturday, September 18

Alaskan Brewing’s Curtis Holmes and Maui Brewing’s Garrett Marrero will meet up in a fight of the fish to pair locally-harvested, fresh sustainable seafood from their respective corners of the Pacific Ocean with their locally-inspired brews. These guys have come a long way to discuss the best way to pair and prepare seafood and to bring you the fresh flavors of Alaska and Hawaii.

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