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.

Moscow Mules: Made in Wisco

Welcome the newest members of your family with a gift set to carry on a cocktail tradition: Moscow Mules. Packed up in wooden crate, it’s got the local ingredients and copper mugs to make a couple of your favorite spicy, refreshing drinks.

Included is a bottle of Black Dot Vodka, crafted in Madison, Wisc. at one of the Midwest’s oldest distilleries, from corn, yeast and water (i.e., gluten-free). It’s the “Swiss Army knife of spirits” – used here at Story Hill BKC, and at Blue’s Egg, to craft our version of the Moscow Mule (the Bluemound Buck, on tap) and all those Bloody Marys. It’s made right here in Wisconsin – and easily beats that dingy fowl Frenchie vodka.

Mix it with a few bottles of Belfast Ginger Beer, handcrafted in Janesville, Wisc. and pour it in a couple of copper mugs, and you can hang with the cool kids.

  • 1 bottle Black Dot Vodka
  • 3 bottles Belfast Ginger Beer
  • 2 copper mugs
  • Available in the Shop at Story Hill
  • 60 + tax

12 Beers of Christmas 2015

IMG_1258 One of our most popular gift sets, the 12 Beers of Christmas is a great present for the beer geek in your life, or to pick up and bring to a holiday party. The 12 Beers of Christmas – we filled a handcrafted wooden 12-pack with one dozen selections of craft beer’s ultimate holiday brews. Currently includes, subject to availability:

Southern Tier 2XMAS Double Spiced Ale

Shiner Holiday Cheer Dunkelweizen

Breckenridge Christmas Ale

Lakefront Holiday Spice Lager

Anchor Christmas Ale

Rogue Ales Santa’s Private Reserve

Bell’s Christmas Ale

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Potosi Holiday Spice

Point St. Benedict’s Winter Ale

Great Lakes Christmas Ale

Abita Christmas Ale

Available at the Shop at Story Hill

36 + tax12pack

Rare, Exclusive Whiskey Gifts

‘Tis the season for whiskey – and we’ve got some good ones. These are the special editions and commemorative releases from some of the biggest brands in whiskey. For some selections we received a few bottles; more often, we could only get our hands on one bottle. If you see something you like, or something you’ve been looking for, be sure to stop by soon. Once these bottles leave our shelves, we don’t except to access more.
  • Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary – 135
    • Created to honor Jimmy Russell, the master distiller who grew this brand over 60 years, by his son, master distiller Eddie Russell, Diamond Anniversary is a blend of 13- to 16-year bourbons.
  • Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition – 34
    • Small batch, single malt and top-quality grain whiskies are blended and aged in American oak casks to honor this Scotch’s Prohibition-era history.
  • Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch – 110
    • Bottled at barrel strength and non-chill filtered, Four Roses master distillers occasionally release the very best barrels from their 10 bourbon recipes to great acclaim. SOLD OUT!
  • Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye – 65
  • Willet Family Estate Bottled 8-year Rye – 89
  • 1792 Sweet Wheat – 49
  • Amador Double Barrel – 44

Start your holiday shopping at Story Hill BKC

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We’re kicking off the holiday shopping season with our clever collections of treasures for the beverage enthusiast on your list. Make a selection from our award-winning wine list, pick out a craft beer for your next-get-together, or check out a few rare, ultra premium whiskies.

You can always pick up a Gift Card – good here at Story Hill BKC as well as at Blue’s Egg and Maxie’s. Your guest can savor our Upper Midwest-inspired cuisine for weekday lunch, weekend brunch and sharing plate dinner, or shop for their next favorite wine, beer or spirit (or buy it online here).

Pick up a pack of holiday cheer!

  • The Twelve Beers of Christmas – 36
  • Valentine Coffee Collection – 28
  • Moscow Mule Gift Set – 75
  • Schramsberg Sparkling Wine Collection – 65
  • Russell’s Whiskey Set – 95
  • Old Fashioned Kit
    • with Korbel Brandy – 50
    • with Four Roses Yellow Label – 60
  • Pinot & Cab Lovers Collection – 45
  • Beer Bomber & Growler Set – 60
  • Red, White & Rosé Collection – 27
  • Pinot Noir and Chocolate – 26

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

Bar Bites with O’so Brewing – Aug. 24, 2015

We featured O’so Brewing Co. in our most recent Bar Bites in August, and enjoyed a meal pairing our worldly Upper Midwest food with some outstanding, unique beers.

Highlights were a Tempura Fried Soft Egg paired with The Big O – O’so’s American Wheat that went on to win gold at The Great American Beer Festival a month later – and the smoked beef tongue under Catfish Schnitzel, paired with Hopdinger. We also enjoyed Duck Gravlax paired with NITRO “O”-toberfest (because, why not, right?), a grilled Pork Ribeye paired with Spike’s Maple Ale, and a Warm Spiced Cake paired with Grandpa’s Got A Gun.

You can get in on our next Bar Bites dinner, coming up on Monday, Nov. 16, and featuring Surly Brewing Co. of Minneapolis, Minn. Enjoy five beer-paired courses in a relaxed, engaging bar setting.

We’ll 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. $65 – includes reception, dinner, beer pairings and tax. Gratuity is not included.

Beer Co.-Lab at Ardent

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The next installement of Beer Co.-Lab is coming up on Monday, August 10 at Ardent. The collaborative beer dinner series features a supergroup of top Milwaukee chefs and exceptional beer.

Our co-owner Chef Joe Muench will head to the Eastside to team up with Justin Carlisle of Ardent, Justin Aprahamian of Sanford and Bradford Shovlin of Smyth.

The party starts with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Five courses to be paired with beers from Central Waters Brewing Co. and Surly Brewing Co.

The chefs are planning courses to include:

  • Salmon, sorrel and mustard by Smyth’s Braford Shovlin
  • Duck lox, buckwheat blini, cucumber and elderberry by Sanford’s Justin Aprahamian
  • Crawfish, smoked tongue papardelle, sweet corn and dandelion by Story Hill BKC’s Joe Muench
  • Ribeye, pain au lait, tomato and herb by Ardent’s Justin Carlisle
  • Apricot, coriander and meringue by Ardent’s Matt Haase

$95; call Ardent at 414-897-7022 for reservations; reservations required. Ardent is located at 1751 N. Farwell Ave.

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Bar Bites with Point Brewery – June 22, 2015

If you missed our Bar Bites dinner series with Point Brewery, our featured Brewery of the Month for June, you missed a classic Wisconsin lake house grill-out… with lots of chef-y touches and great beer.

You can get in on our next Bar Bites dinner, coming up on Monday, Aug. 24, and featuring O’so Brewing Company of Plover, Wisc. Enjoy five beer-paired courses in a relaxed, engaging bar setting.

We’ll 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. $65 – includes reception, dinner, beer pairings and tax. Gratuity is not included.

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