The first beer dinner I have ever planned is coming up on Saturday, June 27th at 6pm at the J. Clyde. This will feature all high gravity beers to celebrate the Freeing of the Hops. It will, in fact, be the first all high gravity beer dinner ever in Alabama. Exciting stuff.
Jerry suggested the idea of doing smoked ribs to celebrate the 4th of July coming up, and he mentioned his desire to do a mac and brie dish, then I pretty much took it from there. Of course his folks will be the ones who make the food some of the best you’ll ever have at any restaurant in Birmingham. I just picked the outline and the beers.
Here is the menu:
- Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza with a fresh garden salad mixed with toasted walnuts and goat cheese then tossed in a Jolly Pumpkin vinaigrette.
- Macaroni coated with melted brie and Monterrey served with Unibroue Trois-Pistoles.
- Good People Snake Handler paired with buttered baked potato, not smothered but pampered with Point Reyes Bleu Cheese.
- Smoked spare ribs lightly brushed with The J. Clyde’s signature BBQ sauce along a side of viniagrette cole slaw and North Coast Old Stock Ale.
- Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout with a nice slice of chocolate pie and whipped cream.
A massive five course meal with some of the finest beers in Alabama, and the cost is $44 per person, plus tax and tip. I was shocked when I saw that price, as I expected it to be ten or fifteen dollars higher. He’s practically giving it away, people. Click here for details on how to buy your ticket in advance, which I recommend as seating is limited and it’s going to be the best meal you’ve ever had. Don’t bother questioning my assertion.