The dinner kicked off with an introduction by Harpoon Brewery's Peter Brod who talked about the food and beer pairings for the evening. He also chatted with each folks at each table to describe the beer characteristics.
The first course was Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad and Anthony's Classic Italian Salad paired with Harpoon Seasonal Summer Beer. Harpoon Summer Beer is a Kolsch style ale with mild flavors. It was the perfect beer to start off dinner - light and refreshing.
Rich & Dan's Rye IPA (6.9% ABV) was the second beer of the evening. Introduced in 2011, this IPA has a pronounced hop flavor, and is easy to drink. The IPA was paired with Pork Ribs with Vinegar Peppers and Meatballs with Ricotta Cheese. The pork ribs were delicious. The meat was tender, and you could can easily eat it with a knife and fork - the meal falls off the bone. Add in the vinegar peppers, and the flavors just sing in your mouth.
|Meatballs with Ricotta Cheese|
Leviathan Great Scott Wee Heavy (10.20% ABV), an excellent full-bodied amber colored beer, was paired with Coal Oven Roasted Chicken Wings. We've dined at Anthony's before, and were always big fans of their wings. We'll describe them as guilt-free wings as they're coal-oven roasted (not fried) with rosemary and onions. There's a lot of flavor in these wings...you can't just have one.
|Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Pizza|
|Roasted Cauliflower Pizza|
We're ready for the next craft beer dinner at Anthony's. The next event will be in Pennsylvania on Thursday, 9/20 at 7pm, and maybe there might be an event in Connecticut. Be sure to follow Anthony's on Twitter @AnthonysCFPizza or on Facebook to see when the next event will take place.
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Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
264 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel: (914) 358-9702
Anthony's has 34 locations in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Connecticut.
Disclosure: Food and beverages were provided to all media dinner attendees free of charge. The opinions expressed are my own.
UPDATE 08/12/2012 - Congrats to Entry #1 - Pemora. The $25 gift card is on its way.