They served 5 courses at this dinner. A couple of my favorites were the Honey/Toasted Sesame Chicken Satay on Black Bean/Corn Salsa with Train Wreck American Amber Ale and the Cocoa Cake Ball served with the Stream Engine Stout. We all know from previous articles that I am a sucker for chocolate desserts and a good stout, so naturally I was going to love this course. If you have never had a cake ball before, you need to have one immediately. The Chicken Satay was a great pair with the Train Wreck because the maltiness of the Amber Ale paired well with the savoriness of the chicken and the sweetness of the corn salsa.
Paul was a big fan of the Smoked Gouda and Pulled Pork sandwich served with the Crazy Train Black IPA. This was a great slider because the meat was smoked on site and the bun was homemade as well. The smoky/spiciness of the slider paired great with the bitterness and slight malty flavor of the Black IPA. Paul's other favorite course was the personal homemade pizza with Green Pepper, Pepperoncinis, Jalapenos and Feta Cheese. They served this pizza with the Cow Catcher Red Ale. They somehow managed to nail Paul's favorite pizza topping combination and lets face it, any pizza goes amazing with a nice red ale.
Country House Catering and Banquet Center has only been doing their beer dinners for a few months but if they keep hosting dinners like this one, they are going to be selling out every dinner they host. Paul and I plan on attending their dinner next month, and I highly suggest you get your tickets and check them out.