Beers to You and Gourmet Too Presented by Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Caitlin Hanken   
Monday, 17 February 2014 10:13

CEDAR FALLS – Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn will host Beers to You and Gourmet Too, a beer and gourmet food tasting at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center on Sunday, February 23, 2014, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at any UNItix location.  Prices are $40 in advance or $45 at the door, if tickets are still available.

This fundraiser supports programming for the 2014-2015 season; including general programming and the Kaleidoscope Series.

The tasting features local restaurants and businesses in the Cedar Valley that bring in food to pair with beer samples.

Participating restaurants and businesses include: Carlos O’Kelly’s, Famous Dave’s, Hilton Garden Inn, Hy-Vee, Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo, Longhorn Steakhouse, Main Street Sweets, Moment in Thyme Catering, Mulligan’s, Noodles & Co., Pepper’s, Peppercorn Pantry, Qdoba, Ramada Inn, Scratch Cupcakery, Taste of India, UNI Catering, Briqhouse Bar and Grill, Against the Grain, Damon’s, Hurricane Bar and Grill, Randall’s Meats and Catering, and Single Speed.

Beginning at 3 p.m. will be the featured guest speaker, Brett Porter, Head Brewmaster at Goose Island. Porter is responsible for creative and technical development of Goose Island’s award-winning portfolio of beers. Head Brewer since May 2010, Porter was promoted to Brewmaster in April of 2011. Goose Island's third Brewmaster, Porter is poised to continue the company's growth as it sets the stage for the future, "As Brewmaster, my biggest responsibility is making sure there is enough of each of our Goose Island beers to go around.”

Renowned in beer circles for his mastery of the techniques of brewing, Porter’s experience at Goose Island has allowed him to focus on creativity and innovation. "Goose Island has somehow retained an approach to beer that you often only find at brewpubs,” he says, “an ultimate respect for the craft of brewing. John Hall is always encouraging brewers to first do what is best for the beer. It is the kind of environment where a brewer can focus on the craft and be creative to explore."

Tasting begins at 4 p.m.

Beers to You and Gourmet Too will be held Sunday, February 23, 2014, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door, if tickets are still available. Tickets can purchased at any UNItix location, by calling 319-273-4TIX or online at www.gbpac.org.

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