In case you didn’t know… Bristol Brewing Company is working on turning the old Ivywild School on South Cascade Avenue into a communal meeting place complete with a brewpub, coffee shop, and bakery. It will also be able to house community functions, arts and maybe even a garden.
Once they make the move (no timeline at the moment) their tasting room is going to be bigger, thus their menu is going to expand to include things other then pretzels. And they want to hear from you!
Bristol is going to hold six different tasting sessions over the summer named “Food for Thought.” Each Monday night session (held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM) will allow folks to taste potential menu items and drink some beers with Mike Bristol and Blue Star’s Executive Chef Daniel Gerson. The whole point is to give them your feedback: what’s good and needs to stay a “menu item,” and what isn’t good enough to feed your dog. Your opinions and recommendations will not be taken lightly.
The first “Food for Thought” session takes place tonight. Last I heard (which was on Friday) it was very close to selling out, so they may still have some seats left. While each session will have a different menu, tonight’s looks like this:
- Herbed kettle chips with blue cheese “cheddar pennies”
- Smoked peanuts
- Curried almonds
- Charcuterie platter – sausage, duck rillette, boar bresaola, bread boulle
- Cheese platter – “Old 23,” smoked goats camembert, moody blue, bread boulle
- Beers: Red Rocket, Laughing Lab, Mass Transit, Yellow Kite
The cost for each “Food for Thought” is $20. Seating is very limited so you must reserve a spot – I suggest doing so as soon as possible – by calling Bristol at 719.633.2555 or Emailing the Beerocrat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next five “Food for Thought” dates are:
- June 20
- July 11
- July 25
- August 8
- August 22
Bristol will post the tasting menu for each session ahead of time on their Facebook page.