Fall is finally here, and we’ve thoroughly been enjoying the cooler temperatures and seasonal festivities. We had an excellent turnout Friday night for our dinner and beer pairing, hosted by Zillie’s Island Pantry and sponsored by Victory Brewing Company. Locals and visitors took shelter from the storms and cozied up to the fall ambiance felt throughout the inside the Berkley Manor. Pumpkins, candlelight, and seasonal smells had guests eagerly awaiting five rounds of exquisite palates and delicious beer. Zillie’s chef Chris Johnson prepared a menu that featured:

  • Beer battered fish taco with blue corn tortilla and spicy coleslaw
  • Fire roasted red pepper bisque
  • Wilted spinach salad with Maytag blue cheese, toasted pecans, and warm bacon vinaigrette dressing
  • Mixed grill of pork, sausage, and quail with a cheerwine reduction, green beans cooked with lemon and pinenuts, and a savory bread pudding
  • Artisan cheese plate, dried fruits, Mercona almonds, and plum chutney

Each round, Victory Brewing Company’s Morgan Sieg explained special features of the corresponding beer. The beer selection included:

  • Festbeer Amber Lager
  • Moonglow Weizenboch
  • Hop Devil India Pale Ale
  • Storm King American Imperial Stout
  • Helios Belgian Farmhouse Ale

A great time was had by all, and we look forward to hosting additional events at the Berkley. Stay tuned for other beer and dinner pairings as well as a continuation of our wine and dinner pairings. We look forward to having you as guests at the next event!

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