Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Brave the Storm Upon the Heavy Seas

Clipper City's Hugh Sisson (l), Larry Robinson (c),
beer manager of Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits of Washington, D.C.,
and I (r), enjoying pints from the firkin.
It was a cask ale dinner, last Tuesday evening, with Clipper City Brewing Company at the Royal Mile Pub in Wheaton, Maryland! All the beers were Heavy Seas beers from Clipper City, paired with food by Ian Morrison, the restaurant's chef/owner. This was indeed the first ever dinner/tasting of the entire Heavy Seas line!

Co-hosts were brewery owner Hugh Sisson and Kristin Orr, the Pub's General Manager, who had outfitted her staff in marine clothes and added lots of clever nautical touches.

I was there to provide commentary about the firkin of Loose Cannon ... and to tap it (and to drink some pints from it)! Also in attendance were some local members of the Washington DC area's largest homebrew club - B.U.R.P. - as well 2 members of the beer press - Martin Morse Wooster and Steve Frank (half of the Brews Brothers) from the Mid-Atlantic Brewing News.

Royal Mile Pub &
Clipper City Brewing

'Brave The Storm on the Heavy Seas'


Light Air

Shrimp Salad Crostini, Grilled Fruit Shots, Herb Foccacia with Beer Butter
Small Craft Warning Uber Pils

Light Breeze

Boar Sausage
House made boar sausage over wild rice with cherry Gastric
Winter Storm Category 5 Ale

Gentle Breeze

Mole Chicken Salad
Chicken breast simmered in red mole over
mesclun greens, cactus petals and toasted pepita seeds
Peg Leg Stout

Fresh Breeze

Lobster Poached in Butter
over lobster mashed potatoes with vanilla bean butter sauce
Red Sky at Night Saison Ale

Near Gale

Mango topped with marscapone cheese and wrapped in prosciutto
Below Decks Barley Wine

Violent Storm

Thai Basil Lemon Sorbet
Loose Cannon Hop3 Cask Conditioned IPA


Caramel Popcorn
Coffee, Water and Aspirin

More photos here.

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