Join us for our first Food/Beer Pairing Tour! You’ve heard of progressive dinners, well this is a progressive pairing experience! The food will be selected to match the specific beer you will be drinking which will be unique to each brewery. You’ll not only leave this tour with a deeper knowledge of how craft beer is made & how to pair beer with food, but a full belly. There will be 3 food items paired with 3 delicious beer samples at each stop.
On this tour you’ll be visiting City Built Brewing Co., Creston Brewery & B.O.B.’s Brewery/Gilly’s. There will be a variety of food items from each stop including portions of appetizers, main dishes and dessert. If you require vegetarian options let us know in advance, your order can be specially made. You’ll be treated like a V.I.P. on this tour as you meet some brewers, chefs & taproom managers who will talk about the food & beers!
City Built Brewing Co. has an eclectic array of ales and food. Beers that already have a following are Flower Power (Pale Ale with green tea & chamomile) and Chaga Khan (Chaga mushroom Imperial Stout). They specialize in Puerto Rican food. At this stop you’ll be trying one of their amazing tacos as well as their very popular Bori Balls (Puerto Rican Croqettas with bacon & spiced beef), Tostones (Fried & smashed plantains).
Creston Brewery is a chill local brewery in the heart of the Creston neighborhood. They produce lagers and ales, and sometimes make unique beers such as smoked and tea infused beers. They use a lot of locally sourced ingredients such as hops, honey, coffee and fruit. Their food menu is unique as the beers. At this stop you’ll be trying the Sesame Tuna, Mini Chimi’s & Confit Fried Chicken.
B.O.B.’s Brewery/Gilly’s Smokehouse is housed inside one of Grand Rapids hippest spots, The B.O.B. We’ll be dining at Gilly’s Smokehouse and drinking B.O.B.’s beers. B.O.B.’s Brewery is home to some excellent I.P.A.’s and they are especially well known for their Peanut Butter Porter, which you will get to drink with your Mississippi Mud Pie Dessert. Also, you’ll be trying Bier Cheese Fondue, which you’ll dip your pretzel nuggets and spent grain crackers into and either smoked pork ribs or chilled smoke Cajun peel & eat shrimp.
Tour includes 9 large samples of beer & 9 food items paired with the beers, a private brewery tour at City Built Brewing Co. and transportation to and from the breweries with a knowledgeable beer tour guide. Don’t worry about tipping the breweries, we’ll take care of that!
Show up hungry for this tour!