Sierra Nevada beer fans should considerBrooks in Ventura for a special event Wednesday night. For $100 a person, including tip and tax, you get a dinner of five courses, each paired with a different Sierra Nevada brew.
We just tried the Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale — say that three times fast after you’ve enjoyed a few — and it is among the selections for this dinner, which starts at 6:30 p.m. There were still some openings at last check. Call 805-652-7070 for reservations. Here is the scheduled menu:
Seafood Nacho: Whole wheat tortilla, crab, sea bass, lobster, black beans, white cheddar cheese, cilantro aioli. Beer pairing: Summerfest Lager.
Wild Game Gumbo: With Pale Ale rice. Beer pairing: Pale Ale.
Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork: With beer-honey cornbread. Beer pairing:Anniversary Ale.
Crispy Harvest Caribbean Marinated Game Hen: With sweet onion yam puree and jerk vinaigrette. Beer pairing: Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale.
Mixed Berry Crisp: Ginger crumble topping and malted cream. Beer pairing:Bigfoot Barleywine Ale.
Brooks, 545 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura 93001.