Brouwerij West Beer Dinner with Chef Kyle Powers

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Brouwerij West Beer Dinner with Chef Kyle Powers

San Pedrans and Angelenos from near and far have been anxiously awaiting the grand opening of one of Los Angeles’ most important breweries (according to EATER!). Belgian-inspired craft beer production has recently commenced in Warehouse No. 9, a repurposed massive WWII-era building at the Port of Los Angeles. For the last few years, Brewmaster Brian Mercer had been producing his signature beers in other peoples’ facilities, now finally the impressive first-time home for Brouwerij West is set to open on February 27th.

Just prior to opening to the public, the Brouwerij West space has been a hip-trendy-cool venue for some very special private parties (including our fabulous holiday party here). Recently, a lively group of beer aficionados gathered for “Dinner in the Tanks,” a beer tasting/food pairing/birthday party catered by Chef Kyle Powers of Fork in the Road Catering.

It’s no secret that the pairing of food with beer has a synergistic effect. Add the cutting-edge ambience of a long, jauntily dressed wooden picnic table nestled between huge stainless steel tanks under glimmering string lighting, and the dining experience becomes magical. Chef Powers masterfully highlights the interplay between his food and the various beers by either contrasting or mirroring the flavors, bitterness, acidity, richness and sweetness.

Angelenos are in for a real treat. Complex, harmoniously balanced beers, produced and served up in an alluring 1940s warehouse…Brouwerij West has definitely been worth the wait!

Dinner in the Tanks

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers
Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Appetizer Course

Assorted Charcuterie Crostini Toasts

paired with

Blond
5% ABV
A Belgian Table Beer

An all-malt Belgian single or “table” beer; light gold and hazy with a floral and mildly hoppy aroma. It’s medium bodied and easy to drink with a dry but balanced finish.

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

 

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Humboldt Fog Cheese with Spiced Citrus Honey

Bourbon Bacon Jam & Goat Cheese

Herbed Pork Rillette

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Course 1

Shaved Fennel & Winter Citrus Salad
Maple Dressing, Shaved Radish, Dill

paired with

MY FIRST RODEO
6% ABV
An All-Brettanomyces Saison

An all Brettanomyces saison. Blend of Washington Barley, German Wheat and Belgian Barley. Light, tart, and fruity. Pineapples and grapefruit with a slightly earthy aroma. A dry tart finish.

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Course 2

Pan Seared Opah, Lemongrass and Tarragon Buerre Blanc
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

paired with

SPELT SAISON
6% ABV
A Mixed Saison Brewed with Spelt (Hulled Wheat)

A saison brewed with German spelt (hulled wheat) and a mixed fermentation of Lactobacillus, Brettanomyces and our house yeast. Fruity, bubblegum aromas leading to a dry slightly tart finish.

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Course 3

Ancho Braised Beef Short Ribs, Celery Root Potato Puree
Micro Green Parsley Salad

paired with

Bitter Blond
5% ABV
A Hoppy, Bitter Belgian Blond

A hoppy, bitter Belgian blond ale brewed with German Noble and New Zealand citrus hops, making for a fruity, grassy and firmly-bittered profile and our usual dry finish.

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Course 4

Coconut Sugar Shortbread Biscuit, Vanilla Mascarpone
Blueberry Blackberry Compote

paired with

DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK
7% ABV
A Blackberry Saison, Dry and Tart

A fresh, decidedly fruit-forward saison brewed with a whole lot of Washington state blackberry juice. We use our saison base of Washington state barley and raw wheat along with Northern Brewer and German Hallertau hops. This beer is deep, deep red in color, but rather than being sweet like many fruit beers, it is dry, tart, and refreshing.

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

Brouwerij West

Opening to the Public on February 27, 2016

The Port of Los Angeles

110 E. 22nd St., Warehouse #9
San Pedro, CA 90731

310-833-9330

Beer Dinner @ Brouwerij West with Chef Kyle Powers

P.S. Happy Birthday Kathy!

2 thoughts on “Brouwerij West Beer Dinner with Chef Kyle Powers”

  1. HOW MAY I RECEIVE AN INVITE TO THE OPENING . THIS IS EXTREMELY AWESOME!!
    I WANT TO BE THERE RIGHT NOW..
    BY THE WAY BRITTA WHITCHERS IS A VERY GOOD FRIEND OF MINE…IF THAT HELPS!
    SHE IS AMAZING !!!!!!! JUST SAYING…..
    CHEERS,
    MARE

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