Shmaltz Three Ring Circus Beer Dinner & Sideshow
On February 15th, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, Shmaltz Brewing Company and Ninkasi Brewing Company unite to turn the historic Elks Lodge of San Francisco into a merry carnival of craft brew, fine food, and circus performance.
Ringleader and “Home Brew Chef,” Sean Z. Paxton pairs 12 beers – many rare and unusual – along with a whimsical, circus-inspired 9-course menu to accompany the show.
The three breweries and Mr. Paxton also collaborated to brew the Three Ring Circus Ale, an anything-but-traditional nut brown ale brewed with dulce de leche, popped corn and peanuts that pays homage to the spirit of the circus. The beer was brewed at Speakeasy in San Francisco and will make its debut at the dinner.
With circus sideshow performers contorting their way through the evening, and the exclusive debut of the collaboration beer, the bizarre and intriguing Three Ring Circus is a can’t-miss event to add to your Beer Week itinerary. Reserved tickets are $120 (including all fees and gratuity).
Presented by Sean Z. Paxton, featuring Shmaltz, Speakeasy and Ninkasi
Wednesday, February 15th 2012 6:00 pm
$120.00 (all inclusive) Buy tickets at threeringcircus.eventbrite.com
Elks Lodge No. 3 – 450 Post Street #3 San Francisco, CA 94103
Bacon fat popped organic popcorn seasoned with tomato powder, roasted garlic, hop salt and smoked in bourbon barrel wood Black Truffle Oil Scented Popcorn cooked in vegetable oil with roasted garlic salt flakes Thyme Infused duck fat popcorn with Sonoma Vella Dry Jack shavings, green peppercorns
“The Mermaid” Lobster and prawn mousse infused with Ninkasi Believer Double Red Ale, wrapped around petrale sole filets Speak Easy White Lightning Ale “Tide Sauce”, Ninkasi Little One Beer Foam, Speak Easy Prohibition Ale quinoa “sand” Paired with Ninkasi Sterling Pils
The Drumstick Willie Bird Smoked Turkey legs rillettes layered with He’Brew Genesis 15:15, shallots, dried figs and thyme, Cowgirl Creamery Red Hawk cheese, malt pickled heirloom pumpkin, assorted crackers, breads and spiced nuts Paired with Speak Easy Massacre Black Wheat Wine / Coney Island Geektoberfest
“The Sword Swallower” “Haute” Dogs infused with 4-H style Lamb, Speak Easy Scarface Imperial Stout, caramelized onions and rosemary Ninkasi Renewale Porter Beer mustard, fennel carrot slaw, sweet roll Paired with He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s RIPA
Hopped Cotton Candy Centennial hop scented sugar, wrapped around a cube of Sonoma foie gras terrine mixed with He’Brew Genesis Paired with Speak Easy Big Daddy IPA
Slider – Ground elk and duck heart patty, rendered dry aged beef fat Brioche bun, house made He’Brew Genesis 15:15 beer ketchup, baby arugula, Speak Easy Payback Porter braised red onions Paired with Ninkasi Conventionale (2010 Imperial Stout) / Speak Easy Scarface Imperial Stout / He’Brew Genesis 15:15
Churro Point Reyes Blue cheese mixed into a Speak Easy Double Daddy savory churro, roasted garlic powder Paired with Ninkasi Total Domination IPA
Three Ring Circus – Roasted red, gold and white baby beets, Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog crumbles, carbonated citrus segments, malt candied hazelnuts, micro greens drizzled with a Three Ring Circus Collaboration vinaigrette Paired with Speak Easy Prohibition Ale
Funnel Cake He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s RIPA infused batter with bergamot zest, Three Ring Circus Wort Honey Drizzle, Malted Powdered Sugar Dust, Ninkasi Sleigh’r Beer Caramel Paired with Coney Island Albino Python
The Non-Fried Non-Twinkie Cupcake Ninkasi Conventionale Imperial Stout Chocolate Cake, filled with a He’brew Jewbelation 15 mousse filling, Speak Easy Prohibition Frosting, THCO Cocoa Nibs, Caramel Malt Paired with Speak Easy, Ninkasi, Shmaltz, Home Brew Chef Collaboration beer – Three Ring Circus
Other Shmaltz Brewing SF Beer Week Events:
All Week: Beer & Shot Pairing, Elixir, San Francisco
2/10: SF Beer Week Opening Reception, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco
2/11: The Bistro 11th Annual Double IPA Fest, The Bistro, Hayward
2/11: The Ultimate Beer Tasting Event, Amsterdam Cafe, San Francisco
2/15: Gypsy Beer Tasting, Alembic, San Francisco
2/16: Shmaltz Flight & Kreplach Pairing, Saul’s Delicatessen, Berkeley
2/18: 19th Annual Barlewine Festival, Toronado, San Francisco
2/19: 24th Anniversary Celebrator News Brew-Fest, Trumer Brauerei Berkeley, Berkeley