Roll Out The Barrel For… Bar Bites Beer Bash

We’re rolling out the barrel for our annual Bar Bites Beer Bash.

Bar Bites Beer Bash is our annual walk-around tasting with food pairing stations on Monday, August 28. Tickets are available at Story Hill BKC for $60, which include beer tastings, food, tax and gratuity. 414-539-4424, reservations@storyhillbkc.com. Breweries include: Bell’s, Door County, Surly, New Glarus, Lakefront, Abita, Hinterland, O’so, Deschutes, Uinta, Black Husky, and Central Waters.

Bell’s Bar Bites Beer Dinner

We’re excited to announce the next beer dinner in our Bar Bites series, and it’s a great match-up: Bell’s Brewery of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Since opening as a homebrew supply store in 1983, Bell’s has grown to produce beloved seasonal and specialty beer in the Upper Midwest such as Oberon, Two Hearted Ale, and Hopslam.

On Monday, June 12, enjoy a 5-courses paired with Bell’s beer at Story Hill BKC starting at 6 p.m. $65 includes dinner, reception, and pairings; gratuity and tax not included. For reservations, call Story Hill BKC at 414-539-4424 or email reservations@storyhillbkc.com.

Check out scenes from our most recent Bar Bites Beer Dinner.

Central Waters Bar Bites Beer Dinner

Central Waters is among the best breweries for barrel-aging and environmental sustainablility – and they’re right here in Wisconsin. Join us for a Bar Bites beer dinner featuring the beer of Central Waters.

RESERVATIONS ARE CURRENTLY FULL. We are accepting waitlist names. Call 414-539-4424 for reservations; reservations are required. Dinner is $65 and includes reception, 5 beer-paired courses; gratuity and tax not included. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Bar Bites featuring Surly, Dec. 5

Join us for Bar Bites, a 5-course beer dinner featuring Surly Brewing, on Monday, Dec. 5. With its must-visit destination brewery in the Twin Cities, Surly has become Wisconsin’s favorite Minnesotan import. Surly believes in making great beer, having fun, and giving a damn about your community, and we can get down with that philosophy. Call 414-539-4424 for reservations; reservations are required. Dinner is $65 and includes reception, 5 beer-paired courses; gratuity and tax not included. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Beers featured include: Cynic – Belgian Style Saison 6.7% Abrasive Ale – 2x IPA 9.0% Pentagram – Brett Dark Beer aged in Wine barrels 6.6% Damien – Dry Hopped Black Ale 8.0% Darkness 2015 – Russian Imperial Stout 10.4%

Check out the awesomeness that ensued last year, when we hosted a Surly Bar Bites.  Here’s a look at the menu:

Reception & Tasting w/ Hell

1. Chicon Au Gratin

Endive, LaBelle, Uphoff Ham

with Cynic

2. Veal Sweetbread-Stuffed Quail

Charcoal Roasted, Leek and Wild Rice Ragout, Smoked Beets, Abrasive Gravy

with Abrasive Ale

3. Seared Pork Cheek

Potato Waffle, Apple Frisée Salad, Caramel Cracklings

with Pentagram

4. Beef “Stroganoff”

Über Rich Mushrooms, Black Garlic Noodles, Ember Greens, Heavenly Crème Fraîche

with Damien

5. Caramel Nut Tart

with Darkness 2015

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Bar Bites Beer Bash

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We’re hosting eight regional craft breweries at a lively beer-centric tasting event on August 29 at 6 p.m. More of a party than a sit-down dinner, we’ll serve up plenty of our Upper Midwest-inspired cuisine from food pairing stations. Breweries joining us at the Beer Bash include Lakefront, O’so, Surly, Potosi, New Glarus, Point, Hinterland, and Door County.

$50; includes tasting and food pairings; tax and gratuity not included. Call us at 414-539-4424 to reserve your spot! Check out some scenes from previous Bar Bites below…

 

Bar Bites featuring Abita

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Our next Bar Bites is set to feature Abita Brewing Company of Abita Springs, Louisiana, on Monday, April 11. As the Pelican State’s oldest craft brewery, Abita has been cranking out festive brews made from artesian spring water since 1986. Abita’s flagship beers are nearly ubiquitous in New Orleans, and thoroughly enjoyed in Milwaukee (especially Turbodog at Maxie’s)! From their stealthy touch incorporating fruit and flavors into lighter beers to their “Big Beer” limited series, Abita celebrates what makes beer fun.

Call 414-539-4424 for reservations; reservations are required. Dinner is $65 and includes reception, 5 beer-paired courses; gratuity and tax not included. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Bar Bites with Founders Brewing – Jan. 18, 2016

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In January, we welcomed Founders Brewing Co. for a dinner exemplifying our style of cuisine and the very best of beer-and-food pairings. As a fan of their beer – and taproom in Grand Rapids – Chef Joe Muench created a delightful dinner showcasing Upper Midwest ingredients. Joe says Founders is a great example of the craft, care, and style that makes our area such an interesting culinary region.

We started out with Steamed Walleye that called to mind sushi rolls and the Italian coast without overpowering a beautiful freshwater fish (in a soy fume made with, and paired with, the floral Spectra Trifecta).

Next was a Grilled Leek and Romaine Salad. Hook’s Blue Paradise cheese, fermented onion and toasted cashews would’ve been great on their own, but even better together with a berry balsamic and Nitro Rubaeus. Sautéed Cauliflower Cake – with house-made lardo and honey srirachanaise, paired with ReDANKulous – was pretty much the most decadent bite of cauliflower ever.

The “It Took a Long Time to Cook” Chuck Roast was actually a 72-hour sous vide steak, fork tender, with seared Brussels sprouts, pickled mushrooms and allumette potatoes, paired with Curmudgeon Old Ale. KBS was included in Butter Pecan Ice Cream to accompany a Chocolate Bacon Blondie — but Chef also infused straight KBS into a foam.

Chef Joe is testing out a few ideas for nightly specials for our next Founders event, a Feb. 23 CBS tapping. Michigan-made, cave-aged, maple syrup-bourbon barrel-aged beer? As Joe says, “What’s more ‘Upper Midwest’ than that?”

Preview: Bar Bites with Founders Brewing

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There may be some tweaks, but we’ve got a menu for our next Bar Bites beer-and-cuisine experience, Monday, Jan. 18 with Founders Brewing Co. of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founders was one of the first breweries featured at Story Hill, and is one of our favorites – we love talking about it, drinking their beer, and visiting their taproom and facility. We’ve got a great lineup of beers: our lunch crowd loves Spectra Trifecta; we’re excited to try Rubaeus on nitro; and we’re proud to land a bit of a whale in KBS. 5-courses, comin’ at ya, and reservations are filling up fast!

Call 414-539-4424 for reservations; reservations are required. Dinner is $70 and includes reception, 5 beer-paired courses, and tax. Gratuity is not included. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Reception & Tasting w/ All Day IPA

1. Steamed Walleye

Crisp Rice Cake, Fresno Peperonata, Trifecta Soy Fume

paired with Spectra Trifecta

2. Grilled Leek and Romaine Salad

Blue Cheese, Fermented Onion, Berry Balsamic

paired with Nitro Rubaeus

3. Sautéed Cauliflower Cake

Caramelized Carrots, Smoked Pork Loin, Hazelnuts

paired with reDANKulous

4. “It Took a Long Time to Cook” Chuck Roast

Oxtail Gravy, Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts, Shoe-String Spuds, Pickled Mushroom

paired with Curmudgeon Old Ale

5. Chocolate Bacon Blondie

Graham Cracker Debris, KBS Butter Pecan Ice Cream

paired with KBS

Bar Bites with Surly Brewing – Nov. 16, 2015

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Our most recent Bar Bites beer dinner featured Surly Brewing Co., of Minneapolis, Minn., a brewery willing to take risks and explore extremes in the pursuit of making great beer.

We heard how Cultivate 2015, a wonderfully balanced rhubarb saison, was created for a sustainability-themed corporate music festival. Chef Joe Muench and his team treated us to the sublime pairing of Overrated with a Beef and Potato Hand Pie, set off with olives, curry raisins and hot honey. We enjoyed Crispy Pork Shank, in an act of culinary derring-do, standing up to Abrasive, an oatmeal double IPA.

Our next big Bar Bites feast is coming up on Monday, Jan. 18, and features Founders Brewing Co. of Grand Rapids, Mich. Enjoy five beer-paired courses in a laid-back bar setting.

We begin at 6 p.m. with an hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call us at 414-539-4424. $70 – includes reception, dinner, beer pairings and tax. Gratuity is not included.

Bar Bites, Nov. 16, 2015

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We’ve got a menu for our latest Bar Bites adventure, coming up this Monday, Nov. 16 with Surly Brewing Co. of Minneapolis, Minn. Surly took the state by storm when it was distributed in Wisconsin for the first time this summer, and continues to roll out fun, interesting, excellent beers. This 5-course, beer-paired dinner is served in our bar area, so seating is limited – and it’s filling up fast!

Call 414-539-4424 for reservations; reservations are required. Dinner is $65 and includes reception, 5 beer-paired courses, and tax. Gratuity is not included. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Reception & Tasting

1. Beet Cured Salmon

Sour Sweet Potato, Rye, Apple, Fermented Sprouted Lentils

paired with Cultivate 2015

2. Fried Beef and Potato Hand Pie

Olives, Mustard, Hot Honey

paired with Overrated

3. Parsnip Ravioli

Smoked Sturgeon, Seared Greens, Burnt Orange Butter, Sage

paired with Furious

4. Crispy Pork Shank

Turnip Confit, Creamy Wild Rice, Pickled Cherry, Abrasive Gastrique

paired with Abrasive

5. Pumpkin Pudding

Fried Pound Cake, Coffee Sauce, Black Pepper Whipped Maple

paired with Cacao Bender

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