New Year’s Eve at the Big Sur River Inn

Happy New Year from!

As fellow beer geeks, I trust that you all ushered in the new year in a very beery way. We were lucky enough to ring in the new year at the Big Sur River Inn after feasting on a wonderful 5-course beer dinner. A successful inaugural beer dinner in November inspired the River Inn to do it again. The New Year’s Eve feast started off with grilled shrimp on a pineapple plank paired with Bear Republic’s Red Rocket. It only got better from there, as attendees dined on such tasty treats as spicy chicken wings with Sierra Nevada Celebration, bacon-wrapped scallops with Rodenbach Grand Cru, and top sirloin with Chimay Red. The night finished off with a jubilant “champagne” toast at midnight with Malheur Brut Reserve. The River Inn staff is enthusiastic about more beer dinners to come, so I hope we see you there sometime in 2011!

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