When Gordon Biersch Rockville brewmaster Christian Layke realized that he had four British-style beers in the brewery, he figured it was a sign that he should host a British-themed beer dinner.
- Aperitif – English Pale Ale served by beer engine.
- Welsh Rarebit & Stilton Salad – Paired with Scottish 80 Shilling Ale.
- Choice of Main Course – Fish & Chips, Cottage Pie or Bangers & Mash, served with roasted root vegetables and potatoes. Paired with ESB served by beer engine.
- Sticky Toffee Pudding – Paired with Barleywine.
We have enjoyed several beer dinners at Gordon Biersch Rockville and once again, the food and beer pairings were excellent. My favorite course was dessert — I love a good Barleywine!
Christian brewed two of the beers in collaboration with local home brewers, and it was great to hear the home brewers talk passionately about their beer.
I filled my growler with one of the collaboration beers – the smooth and malty Scottish 80 Shilling Ale.
Who says that Gordon Biersch is just for German beer? On this night, the British beers almost out-numbered their German counterparts, as Christian poured two beers from beer engines set up in the dining room.
Can’t wait for the next Gordon Biersch Rockville event!