Thursday, February 5, 2009

Steamworks beers to be featured in NYC dinner

Normally I don't post entries about out of state beer dinners, but since this one highlights a Colorado brewery I thought it might be interesting to pass along.

For further information, contact Kris Oyler, Steamworks Brewing Co., 970.375.9686, or Carrie Wunsch, Culinary School of the Rockies, 303.579.8198

Steamworks beers to be showcased

Tickets now available for “Celebrating Colorado’s Bounty” at
New York City’s James Beard House, March 6, 2009

DURANGO, Colo. – Tickets for the March 6 “all-Colorado” James Beard House dinner featuring Steamworks Brewing Co. craft beers, are now available at

Steamworks’ Co-Founder Kris Oyler will join leading Colorado chefs Adam Dulye, Culinary School of the Rockies, Kyle Mendenhall, The Kitchen/Boulder and Pastry Chef Amy DeWitt, Boulder, in preparation and presentation of the multi-course, gourmet meal now christened “Celebrating Colorado’s Bounty.” The presenting team is currently highlighted on the James Beard web site,

“It’s a tribute to Colorado to be able to highlight what the state has to offer from grass fed beef, to organic greens and craft beer. Having the stage of the James Beard House to feature the Bounty of Colorado is a true honor,” said Chef Dulye.

In addition to Steamworks’ craft beer, fresh foods from throughout the state will be flown to New York to become part of the extensive menu that includes Foxfire Farms Sweetbreads with Chestnut Purée and Caramelized Western Slope Apples; Monroe Organic Farms Beet Terrine with Haystack Mountain Chèvre, Hazelnuts, and Black Truffles; Colorado Striped Bass Steak with Cure Organic Farm Fingerling Potatoes, Artichokes, Smoked Paprika, and Bread Salsa; Poached Western Slope Pear–Brown Butter Cake with Mascarpone Zabaglione and Blackberry–Cabernet Sorbet and much more. Durango’s Desert Sun Coffees will also be served.

“Come in from the cold and celebrate the best of Colorado cuisine at this special dinner where you’ll sample award-winning Colorado beers and unique wines, paired with a farm-to-table-inspired menu prepared by a trio of the region’s top chefs,” notes the James Beard House web site. The Foundation’s event program is designed to educate, inspire, entertain and foster an appreciation of American cuisine.

“This is a tremendous honor for Steamworks, Durango and Colorado in general,” said Oyler. “Steamworks is the only brewery represented among the wines, so it will be a unique opportunity for Foundation members and visitors to compare craft beer and wine paired with various Colorado foods.”

The James Beard Foundation is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to celebrate, preserve and nurture America’s culinary heritage and diversity in order to elevate the appreciation of culinary excellence. The James Beard House is located at 167 West 12th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. Tickets for the event - $165 per person for non-Foundation members - are available by calling 212.627.2308 or on line, at

Culinary School of the Rockies, nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), is located at 637 South Broadway, Suite H, Boulder, Colo. (303.494.7988), and offers professional programs year-round. For further information, visit

Steamworks Brewing Co. – Durango’s “2005 Business of the Year” – is located at 801 E. Second. Ave., Durango, Colo. (970.259.9200), open from 11 a.m., serving lunch and dinner, with a public tasting room at the main brewery at 442 Wolverine Drive in Bayfield Center, Bayfield, Colo. (970.884.7837). For further information, visit

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- Steamworks Colorado Kolsch review.
- Beer news around Colorado.

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