Sunday, August 2, 2015

PW Pizza Second Excel Beer Dinner

We were bummed to have missed the 4 Hands beer dinner last month, but we were happy with the return of Excel Brewery to the lineup. A couple of beers were the same, but it's nice to try the new beers that were just released.


I think I've also had this salad before, but the Feta & Watermelon salad is always refreshing with a balsamic dressing. This was paired with the Piasa Pilsner (5% ABV), their new summer beer. Still a bit too hoppy for me.

Feta & Watermelon Salad
Fresh Basil Balsamic Dressing
The Bose Roggen Rye Schwarzbier (4.8% ABV, 30 IBUs) was probably my favorite beer of the night. It was paired with the Strawberry & Prosciutto Pizza.

Strawberry & Prosciutto Pizza on Honey Wheat Crust
with Parmesan/Candied Pecans, Arugla, and Garlic Olive Oil
Of course the East Side IPA (7% ABV, 60 IBUs) was paired with the spicy Cajun Jerk Chicken Pizza. There was a lot going on with the pizza...even banana! That was a first for me!

Cajun Jerk Chicken Pizza with Monterey Jack Cheese,
Red Onion, Black Beans, Banana, Sorrel Pesto
I think Patience enjoyed the last course the best since it was her two favorites: Peach Buckle with the Southside Stout (6.5% ABV, 40 IBUs).

Peach Buckle

PW Pizza =

Excel Brewery =

Photos by Patience Scanlon

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