SAWDUST CITY BREWING and CHEF MATT REIJNEN
at MILOS’ CRAFT BEER EMPORIUM
420 Talbot Street North, London, Ontario
The Canadian Beer News Dinner Series headed out of Toronto for the first time, and for our debut on-the-road event we were pleased to partner with one of the best craft beer destinations in Ontario and one of the province’s most adventurous small breweries.
On Wednesday February 27th, we pulled into London for an evening at Milos’ Craft Beer Emporium, where a line-up of exceptional beers from Sawdust City Brewing were paired with a five course menu of vibrant and primarily locally-sourced food prepared by chef Matt Reijnen.
MENU & PAIRINGS
Everspring Farms local duck & wild mushroom terrine
with pickled shallots and arugula
Skinny Dipping With Friends Spiced Oatmeal Stout
Crab & Scallop croquette
with salad of bitter greens and tarragon dressing
Lone Pine IPA
with shredded carrot & scallions
Skinny Dipping Oatmeal Stout
Beet cured Irish organic salmon
with golden beet / chevre noir risotto
Ol’ Woody Alt
Warm bread pudding
Bloody Long Dark Voyage To Uranus Imperial Stout With Raspberries
ABOUT THE EVENT PARTNERS
Opened in June 2012, Milos’ Craft Beer Emporium (or Pub Milos for short) has quickly established itself as THE craft beer place in London, Ontario. With 23 rotating draughts and one cask engine, it offers beer lovers chance to sample many of great Ontario craft beers, as well as selections from elsewhere in Canada and around the world. In the words of owner Milos Kral: “We want to showcase Ontario craft beers and provide a chance to sample some of the harder to find bottles from everywhere else. This is the most exciting time to drink beer in Ontario and we need to support our local brewers so it can get even better.”
Founded by TAPS Magazine publisher Rob Engman and brewmaster Sam Corbeil, Sawdust City Brewing Co. was launched in late 2011. Initially brewing out of the Niagara College Teaching Brewery, and more recently at Black Oak Brewing, Sawdust City has 5 core brands – Gateway Kolsch, Ol’ Woody Alt, Lone Pine IPA, Golden Beach Pale Wheat and Skinny Dipping Stout – as well as a number of fun & whimsical seasonals such as Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus Uranal Imperial Stout and The Princess Wears Girl Pants Belgian Golden Ale, which you can find sprinkled throughout the year. With a brand spankin’ new Canadian-made DME brew house set to open at a permanent location in Gravenhurst this Spring, Sawdust City is hoping that The Dust Will Fly in 2013!
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