{Foodie Event} Fall Beer Brunch with The Atlanta Beer Boutique


As an Ambassador for CulinaryLocal, I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Atlanta Beer Boutique’s Annual Fall Beer Brunch. It was held on a beautiful, brisk Sunday at just add honey tea company. Perfect weather for beer!  Atlanta Beer Boutique is the brainchild of owner, Jen Price.  Her mission, to educate men and women alike about craft beer. As a connoisseur of craft beer, I can certainly stand by this. At one time, I only drank one brand of beer. Then a friend, disappointed at a my beer selection, pointed out that the place we were at had over 200 beers available. I realized that I had been limiting myself and didn’t even know it. Even worse, I didn’t know much about craft beer. With an open mind and guidance from friends, I started my craft beer journey. Since then, I have been a fan.  So put that love (or budding love) of craft beer and pair it with a great brunch. You’ll have something just amazing. And that’s exactly was Atlanta Beer Boutique’s Fall Beer Brunch was. Amazing.

Upon arrival, I was warmly greeted by the host and her all-star team. Her mixologist whipped up a lovely crafted beer cocktail called the Pumpkin Patch. It was made with a seasonal beer, Imperial  Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher, just add honey’s Vanilla Chai Tea, and Bourbon. It was delicious! Imperial Pumpkin Ale, with its spicy, full bodied flavor, mixed very well with the tea and bourbon for a lovely fall inspired cocktail.

  

Appetizers included Beer Glazed Bacon and Bourbon Infused Fruit Kabobs. With all of the ohhhhs, mmmms, and closed eyes as they were eating, you knew everyone was  really enjoying the bacon. The bacon was from Kilted Butcher and was glazed with beer from a local brewery, Second Self Beer Company.



Brunch on this fine Sunday afternoon, was prepared by Chef Glen Lyles. He put together a lovely 3 course meal for us to enjoy.

1st Course

Pumpkin Hummus with Toasted Pita Points

Seasonal Vegetables 

Beer Pairing

 Imperial Pumpkin Ale {Southern Tier Pumking}

I really enjoyed the Pumpkin Hummus. The pumpkin was an unexpected twist of one of my favorite spreads. With the spicy notes of the Imperial Pumkin Ale, the hummus was taken to another level.



2nd Course

Vegetable Quiche 

Pear and Goat Cheese Salad Dressed with a Wheat Beer Vinaigrette 

Beer Pairing

Thai Wheat {Second Self Beer Company}

This was my favorite course. One the quiche was outstanding! It had the balance of vegetables and eggs. Great seasoning. Just plain delicious! I wanted more! The salad was fresh and crisp. Topped with the Wheat Beer Vinaigrette, made with this course’s beer pairing, it was even more amazing. The course was paired with one of my favorite local beers, Thai Wheat. This craft beer, from Second Self Beer Company, has two of my favorite flavor notes, ginger and lemongrass. It’s a fairly light beer, making it a great addition to this beautifully prepared course.

3rd Course

Berry Cobbler with Whipped Cream

Beer Pairing 

Belgian-Style Quadrupel Ale {Wild Heaven Craft Beers}

Yummy! Delicious! Scrumptious! Give me some more! You get what I’m trying to say. This was the grand finale to this amazing brunch. The cobbler was one point. The beer, with its spicy, full-bodied complexity was a genius pairing for it. Well done, Chef Lyles. Brunch was wonderful.

A multitude of high 5s to Jen Price for organizing an awesome brunch. The whole experience felt like I was sitting with friends and family. Great food and even better company. It was definitely good time. Thank you for sharing your love and expertise of craft beer. You rock!

Visit Atlanta Beer Boutique on the web at www.atlantabeerboutique.com

For more information on upcoming event visit the CulinaryLocal Marketplace.

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*As an Ambassador for CulinaryLocal this event was complimentary. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own. 

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