Bethany Blues of Lewes is teaming up with Delaware-based business Blue Earl Brewing out of Smyrna to serve up another beer paring dinner Tuesday, May 21. The brewery was founded by self-proclaimed simple man, Ronnie “Blue” Earl Price, who has always loved barbecue and the soulful draw of blues, but lately felt like all the good American beers were overrun by mass production. So, in an effort to pair with barbecue simply and exquisitely, he founded his own brewery.
“He made his beer for barbecue, and well, we love to pair our barbecue with great beer. So this is a natural fit for us!” said Nicole Giannella, Bethany Blues catering manager and pastry chef. Giannella is excited about the pairing, and in particular, the final course she’s putting forward.
“Creating desserts to pair with beer is a lot of fun, and this time I am working with a chocolate hazelnut porter,” she said. Giannella is making a chocolate hazelnut caramel roll to pair with the beer. She said, “The strong and chocolatey flavors are a great way to end the meal, and the combo is going to be rich and delicious.”
The other courses are sure to impress with beer features that range from a Belgian-style blonde ale to a thicker Belgian Tripel and a hoppy American India Pale Ale. The elevated cuisine doesn’t veer too far from the delicious barbecue people have come to know from Bethany Blues, but adds great seasonal touches and an air of sophistication. These dinners are social, as well as being a fun way to get to know a new brewery from top to bottom.
Tickets are $48 for this truly Delaware-centric beer and barbecue dinner, not including gratuity. Only 30 seats are available.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.bethanyblues.com.