Auburn, AL (May 8, 2013) – Ariccia Trattoria & Bar’s third Craft Beer Dinner will take place on May 16, 2013 at 6 p.m. and will feature four courses paired with beers from Blue Pants Brewing Company.  Brewery Co-owner and Brewmaster Mike Spratley, who is a native Alabamian, will be in attendance to speak with guests about his craft brews and brewery.  The cost of the dinner is $45 per person.  Reservations are required as space is limited to 24 diners and can be made by calling (334) 321-3181.


The dinner will begin with Spare Pair Pale Ale paired with Crispy Flat Bread with Grilled Shrimp and Fava Beans.  The second course will also highlight the Spare Pair Pale Ale, which will be paired with Oven Baked Spare Pair Pale Ale Marinated Rock Oysters, Wild Garlic, Brie and a Smoked Maplewood Bacon Salad.  For the third course, diners will enjoy a Workman Common Ale paired with Workman Common Braised Short Rib, Butter Roasted Potato, Salsify, Radish, Spring Peas and Horseradish.  The dinner will conclude with Pinstripe Stout paired with a Frozen Pinstripe Stout and Coffee Parfait, Spice Cream, Handmade Fudge and Granola.  Before the presentation of each course, Brewer Spratley and Chef Garry Anderson will discuss the intricacies of the pairings and the subtleties of the beer and food combination.


May 13-19th is also American Craft Beer Week, and Ariccia will be offering some great ways to celebrate in addition to the May Craft Beer Dinner.  Monday-Wednesday, guests can enjoy $12 Craft Beer Flights that will include a choice of four, six-ounce samples from five different breweries from 3-10 p.m.  On May 16th, live music by Ziggy Luis will be featured on the Ariccia patio from 5-7 p.m. as well as $3 craft beer pints.


For more information about the May Craft Beer Dinner or the other American Craft Beer Week events, please visit the Ariccia Trattoria & Bar Facebook Page (


Ariccia Italian Trattoria & Bar is located in The Hotel at Auburn University, 241 S. College Street in Auburn.  The newly renovated restaurant features an open kitchen and outdoor terrace seating that add character to this Italian eatery that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, Sunday Brunch, and offers take-out service.  Ariccia features an espresso bar and unique wine list, and has a private dining room for special events.  Located next to Ariccia, Piccolo is Auburn’s only true lounge experience for specialty cocktails and a large variety of appetizers and desserts.  The menu features a variety of small plates perfect for sharing, refreshing cocktails, and piccolo bottles of champagne. Live jazz performances will take place on Fridays and Saturdays (except on home football game weekends).  Reservations may also be made through

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