Not every brewery in Seattle offers food. In fact, quite a few local breweries have found that having their own kitchen is not entirely essential, given Seattle’s extensive network of food trucks which they call on to provide the food to accompany their beers. It’s a great partnership that benefits both the breweries and the local food truck community. At times, however, this arrangement isn’t ideal. I don’t know of any local brewery that has a food truck on hand every time they’re open, so finding food to accompany that delicious craft beer you’re enjoying can sometimes be hit or miss.
As a result, some breweries have decided to add kitchens as they expand. One such brewery is Schooner Exact Brewing Company in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. They launched back in 2006, opened their first small taproom in 2009 and then, in 2012, added a family-friendly restaurant serving up appetizers, salads, sandwiches and a few other items. Since then, their menu has continued to expand and just last year they did a kitchen upgrade.
Since that upgrade Schooner Exact’s Chef Warren Peterson has been hosting special dinners every now and then, and the next one is coming up right after Valentine’s Day.
Here are the full details for this special post Valentine’s beer dinner from Schooner Exact Brewing Company:
Join us at Schooner EXACT on Sunday, February 15th at 5 PM for a special post-Valentines Beer Dinner! Our Chef Warren Peterson has designed yet another amazing menu to pair superbly with Matt’s beer. Check out the menu below and get your tickets today!
1st Course – Smokin’ Hot Date
smoked blue cheese, dates, bacon, frisee
paired with: Evergreen IPA
2nd Course – Seared Rare Tuna
fennel, soubise, fennel salad
paired with: King Street Brown
3rd Course – Slow-braised Lamb Shank
masa de maiz dumpling
paired with: Arnold Schwarzbier
4th Course – Chocolate Imperial Stout Pudding
coffee mascarpone, cocoa nibs
paired with: Barrel Aged Imperial Porter
Tickets for this special, four-course dinner are $65 per person (+tax & gratuity) and space is very limited. You can reserve your spot by calling (206) 432-9734 or stopping by the brewery to reserve your seats.
If you’ve never been to Schooner Exact Brewing Company for a meal, I urge you to give them a try. I call them out regularly in my ‘Follow Friday’ tweets on Twitter as a local place that serves up some great food. The BLAT (bacon, lettuce, avocado, pickled green tomato and smoky mayo) and the McClung Steak Melt (Washington beef, fried egg, Swiss, Mama Lil’s peppers and smoky mayo) are two of my favorite sandwiches there and their Gemilli Pasta (brown butter, butternut squash, sage, Parmesan and toasted pumpkin seed) and Kalbi Beef Ribs (brown sugar-chili rub, bread & butter pickles) are delicious.
Also, for you sour beer fans, Schooner Exact’s next sour installment, a Marionberry Brown Sour is now available on draft at the brewery for a limited time only. Don’t miss it.
Finally, Schooner Exact is very excited to announce the release of our Evergreen IPA, available for the first time in cans. From now until Saturday, February 7th, stop by the brewery for a $3 can for here or take a six-pack to go for $8.99. Look for it on the shelves of your local grocery store or beer shop coming soon.
A tip of the hat to our Evergreen State, this beer is created using Washington grown barley and hops. Brewed in our post-modern NW IPA fashion we use multiple additions of Simcoe and Amarillo hops to achieve a flavor and aroma reminiscent of the Yakima Valley during harvest. Cheers to you and our Evergreen State!
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.