Return Of The $125 ‘UltiMAte’ Beer Dinner…

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The Massachusetts Brewer’s Guild has just announced plans for its second annual beer dinner. For the price of a mere 125 bucks you can “[m]ingle, drink and have fun with the founders and brewers from Massachusetts’ best breweries.” To be held on February 27, 2010, at the Exchange Conference Center on the Waterfront, the ticket price includes a dinner prepared by Executive Chef Rich Vellante of Legal Sea Foods and limited release beers and pairings from 22 local breweries. I didn’t attend last year’s event, but word from attendees and the accompanying photos suggest it was a pretty industry heavy event. Here’s the menu if you’ve got a little extra green in your wallet this year.

Venison, black bean and pumpkin chili with cumin crema

Wachusett-Blueberry Ale / Mercury- Ipswich Stone Cat Winter lager

Fish tacos “street-style�
Blue Hills Brewery- Imperial Red IPA / Cape Anne Brewing- Fisherman’s Ale

Chopped salad: romaine, olives, chick peas, beans, olives, New England
artisan cheese and candied bacon
Sam Adams-Boston Lager / BBC- Raspberry Barley wine Style Ale / Mayflower- Porter

Bailey’s Blonde Ale braised short ribs with soft polenta
Cisco Brewers- Bailey’s Blonde Ale / Haverhill Brewery- “Joshua Norton� Imperial Stout

Sticky toffee pudding with ginger ice cream
Harpoon Brewery- 100 Barrel Series Ginger Wheat / Cape Cod Beer- Porter

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