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Gas Full Service resturant in St. Augustine to host Green Room for dinner

full_submissionKnown for featuring locally grown food, Gas Full Service restuarant is becoming a frequent host for high-end beer dinners and this month is no different.  Later this month — February 20, to be exact — the restaurant will host Green Room Brewing Company for its latest beer and food pairing dinner.

Gas is, in the words of one Yelp! reviewer, well, a gas. The reviewer describes the restaurant as having an “eclectic interior, creative menus, friendly servers, and over-all vibe.” The food can be described as comfort food: items on the menu include Momma’s Meatloaf, Beer Can Chicken, and stuffed burgers. Gas also boasts made daily dessert that make saving room a priority.

For the beer dinner, there will be six beers and five courses, attendees are sure to experience the culinary wizardry that diners at Gas have come to expect. The menu was still being finalized at the time of this writing but, the beer list looks impressive. Expect to taste a number of Green Room favorites along with some new brew paired with gastonomic masterpieces. included are:

  • Mini Session IPA
  • Undertow Barleywine
  • Mary Lee Great Wheat
  • Count Shaka-la
  • India Brown Ale — a collaboration with the soon-to-open Aardwolf Brewing Company
  • Coffee and Cream Ale

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. on February 20. Tickets are $65 and include tax, tip, and a souvenier pint glass for you to keep. Purchase tickets at the restaurant, but hurry, they are sure to go fast.

What can you say about a restaurant named “Gas”? (I even included it in the Top Ten Interesting Florida Restaurant Names chapter in my latest book). But don’t let a name that could be inferred as flatulence turn you away. This restaurant is a labor of love by the young owners and it shows from the eclectic interior, creative menu, friendly servers, and over-all vibe. Featuring locally grown food when possible, Gas serves up interesting twists on your typical diner fare: Momma’s Meatloaf is unlike anything my momma used to make, the Beer Can Chicken brings rural cuisine uptown, and the Stuffed Burger of the Day will surprise your taste buds. In addition to diner fare, Gas also serves more upscale food for those with a more, ahem, discriminating palate. The Local Catch of the Day is cooked in a variety of ways (and each to perfection) and the various steaks will give even the higher-end joints a run for their money. Be sure to save room for dessert, because they’re made daily and seem to be the product of whatever catches the fancy of the dessert chef. The only drawback? When the place is hopping, the acoustics make it very difficult to carry on a conversation, so if you are looking for an intimate dining experience this may not be the place for you. But if you are looking for creative dishes served up with a great selection of beer and a lot of laughter, this place is a gas…

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Posted by on February 8, 2013 in Beer Dinner


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Free Beer from Bold City, All You Have to do is Find Them

It is sure to be a “Whale of a Summer” for Bold City Brewery lovers as they launch their summer tour and give away plenty of free pints, pint glasses, and T-shirts. In an article on the Amber Waves beer blog of the Florida Times-Union, Ed Stansel advises followers to keep an eye on Twitter for stops on the tour today through Thursday, June 7.

According to the article, “On Tuesday, they’ll be hitting businesses in Riverside and Deerwood. Wednesday, you’ll find them in Fernandina Beach. And Thursday, they’ll be visiting Orange Park, Ortega, Riverside and Murray Hill.”

The gang from Bold City will Tweet their location approximately 10 minutes prior to arrival on Twitter and will stay at each location for 45 minutes. Ten lucky customers at each location will receive Killer Whale pint glasses or T-shirts. In addition, the brewery crew will buy pints of Killer Whale for patrons at each stop.

Killer Whale Cream Ale is one of the breweries most popular brews and has been a mainstay in their tap room nearly from its opening. Cream ales were originally brewed to compete with lagers in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast portions of the United States. They are generally light in color, low in hop bitterness and maltiness; they are generally crisp and smooth on the palate. Killer Whale falls squarely into these characteristics and is a satisfying brew perfect for hot, humid Florida afternoons.

Follow Bold City Brewery on Twitter at: @boldcitybrewery.


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Blue Fish Restaurant Teams with Bold City for First Beer Dinner

On Wednesday, February 8th Bold City Brewery and The Blue Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar will be holding a beer dinner. In the past, Blue Fish has done several very successful wine dinners. But, this is their first beer dinner. And what a great first outing they have coming with one of Jacksonville’s favorite local breweries.

The menu, which looks fantastic, follows:

First Course
Bold City Killer Whale Cream Ale – not too hoppy, not too malty, light, and refreshing served with succulent mussels Steamed Bold City beer.

Second Course
Bold City Archie’s Rhino Rye Pale Ale – a distinctively flavored pale due to the use of rye grain in the brewing process served with large gulf shrimp, mushrooms, cajun spices, green onion, shrimp stock, butter, and oxford missisippi stone ground grits.

Third Course
Bold City Duke’s Brown Ale – a slightly sweet and nutty brown ale served with grilled bratwurst and Bold City b braised sauerkraut.

Fourth Course
Bold City Smokey Porter – this robust porter is made with cherrywood smoked barley that imparts a truly bold flavor. This exceptional brew is paired with dark beer braised boneless short ribs.

Fifth Course
Bold City Mad Manatee – an American IPA with big herbal and citrus characteristics paired up with blackened fresh catch, red beans & rice, jumbo lump crab with beurre
blanc sauce.

Sixth Course
Bold City 1901 – mamed for the great Jacksonville fire of 2901 this malty, roasty, and complex red ale accompanies beer chocolate bundt cake.

Tickets are available at the restaurant and are $45.00 for the dinner of six courses paired with six Bold City ales.

Welcome drinks begin pouring at 6:30 and dinner service begins at 7:00.


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