To celebrate its love for all things active, from classic outdoor activities to its lineup of active lifestyle beers, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats will host an Action Sports Beer Dinner from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Sunday, May 19, with proceeds to benefit Epworth Skate Park in Rehoboth.
Attendees will enjoy three courses paired with three active lifestyle beers and hear stories from six professional skaters. Tickets are $40 per person.
Attendees will participate in a question-and-answer session with six professional skaters as they enjoy a three-course dinner, complete with three gnarly dishes and three rad beers, including a special brewpub exclusive made just for the occasion. A kettle-sour saison brewed with Japanese yuzu juice, lemongrass, and Lemon Drop and Cascade hops, this limited-edition beer was created in collaboration with Matt Lindenmuth, head of The Larimer Beer Co.
Course one will be a crab, avocado, pineapple salsa, salted crema, chile oil and chips, paired with Slightly Mighty, a full-flavored lo-cal IPA that is slight in calories and carbs with mighty hop character. It has only 95 calories, 3.6g carbs, 1g protein and 0g fat per 12oz serving. Course two is Yuzu pork belly, with fava bean succotash, ponzu glaze, sesame oil and micro arugula, paired with Yuzu saison, a brewpub exclusive made in collaboration with the Larimer Beer Co.
Course three will be SuperEight Sundae: Chocolate brownie, berry compote, SuperEight ice cream, whipped cream, boozy cherry, paired with SuperEight, a Super Gose brewed with a bevy of eight heroic ingredients, prickly pear, mango, boysenberry, blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, kiwi juices and toasted quinoa, as well as red Hawaiian sea salt.
Lindenmuth is a formerly top-ranked vert skater and snowboarder, and one of the Action Sports Beer Dinner’s featured guests. As folks enjoy their eats and drinks, Lindenmuth and a collection of his kickflippin’ friends will share stories and field questions from those in attendance. The evening’s discussion will be led by Lindenmuth and Dogfish Head Brewing Ambassador Bryan Selders.
Here’s the scoop on the event’s action-packed lineup of speakers. Lindenmuth is best known for being the first athlete to land a double backflip on a vert ramp, a move that is now referred to as the ‘double lindy.’ Matt Dove from Berlin, Md., is a former skateboarder and artist who now leads summer skate camps and creates handmade rings out of reclaimed skateboards.
The following guests will be joining via Skype: Bucky Lasek, formerly named America’s No. 1 vert skater, has an aggressive, innovative and smooth style that has helped him win countless competitions. Also a competitive dirt motorsport racer, he is only the second athlete in history to win medals in both motorized and non-motorized events. Evan Smith, a professional skateboarder known for his larger-than-life personality, is one of the most notable skateboarders in the United States, thanks to his highly unpredictable runs and tricks.
Billy Marks, an impressive and well-respected skateboarder, turned professional in 2003 and is known for his appearances in skate videos, contests and competitions nationwide. Anthony Furlong, best known for his talent on vert ramps and style on the board, made a name for himself in the ‘90s as one of the best up-and-coming amateur vert skaters.
Created in 2008, Epworth Skate Park is a free, public skate park featuring a skate bowl and street course.
Tickets are $40 per person, gratuity included. Tickets are required for entry. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.dogfish.com.