Thursday, May 8, 2008

A celebration dinner with Samuel Adams

It pays to subscribe to brewer's newsletters. I received a "What's On Tap" email newsletter from the Samuel Adams brewers - aka the Boston Beer Company. They were sponsoring a contest for their newsletter subscribers in the Denver Colorado area. Apparently, Samuel Adams is sponsoring a series of beer dinners in 10 cities across the country in celebration of American Craft Beer Week (May 12-18, 2008). They invited all subscribers to fill out a form to enter their contest. I thought that would be a real fun event to attend. Well guess what? Out of all of the entries, I was one of two lucky people selected to receive free tickets to their beer dinner! Oh ya!

The 3-course meal will be held at the famous Rioja restaurant in downtown Denver and is to be paired with some of the finest selected Samuel Adams beers. The event will be hosted by brewer Bob Cannon from Samuel Adams (the guy with the beard from their TV ads).

If some of you other Colorado craft beer lovers want to attend this there may still be a chance. There are a few more tickets left that can be purchased by calling 303-820-2282. Tickets are roughly $55 each. Dinner starts at 8:00PM.

Rioja DenverI'm going to take my notebook and my camera and snap as many pics of the fine food and beers as possible. I've heard the food at Rioja is top notch. I already know the Samuel Adams beer selection is awesome as well. Now I just hope they decide to make their Utopias part of the pairings with the meal (sadly it won't be). I am so up for this!

Bob Cannon, one of the head brewers from Samuel Adams, will be speaking at the dinner. I'll get a chance to meet with him. For those of you who don't know who he is, check out the video of him below.

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