Tucked in Ashley's private party room, 50 elites and their guests were treated like royalty! To start, tables featured jars of brewing ingredients like hop leaves, chocolate malt, and white wheat for sniffing and tasting, plus: informational pieces on each of the brews we’d be sampling that night, an informative (and reusable!) placemat featuring beer pairings, and plenty of yelpy goodies! Our host Shane from Tenth and Blake then lead us through a journey of Ashley’s dishes that were expertly paired with the summer beers in front of us.
Course one: butternut squash bisque paired with Pilsner Urquell. Course two: honey Crisp Chicken Salad paired with Blue Moon Belgian White. Course three: zesty orange buffalo wings paired with Killian’s Irish Red. Course four: Ashley’s Supreme Pizza paired with Batch 19 Pre-Prohibition Lager. Course five: crème brûlée with grilled pineapples and Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale. WHEW! I’m full just remembering it all!
For over two hours yelpers ate, drank, and got their learn on and…I think they liked it! “I need a sixth star because this event was BETTER than it gets!” gushes Lynn H. As if that weren't enough, each guest walked away with a gift bag full of glassware from each of the featured beers, perfect to use for sipping and savoring back at home!
Many thanks are in order to those who made the dinner such a smashing success—Shane with Tenth and Blake for organizing such a winning evening and picking out some truly remarkable brews, Laura and the crew at Ashley’s for taking exceptional care of us and treating us to such delicious food, Doug Coombe Photography for the mouthwatering photos, and to all the elites who were so game to participate, eat, and learn!
Until the next time,
SYOY! (See you on Yelp!)
Community Manager Yelp Detroit