Award-winning homebrewing couple to speak at Black Sheep cask dinner
HUNTINGTON — Award-winning homebrewers Dave and Jane Zalewski will be the featured guest speakers at the Wednesday, Aug. 13 beer match dinner at the Black Sheep Burrito and Brews, 1555 3rd Ave., Huntington.
The cask or real ale beer match dinner that will feature communal seating around one table with an ample low of West Virginia-brewed, cask-conditioned ales paired with four special entrees created by Black Sheep chef Jeremiah Bowen.
Admission to the Craft Beer Dinner are $75 with members of the Greater Huntington Homebrewers Association getting a discount of $20.
That Cask Dinner, which will feature communal seating around one table, will feature West Virginia-brewed, cask-conditioned ales paired with four special entrees created by Black Sheep chef Jeremiah Bowen.
Those dinners and brew matches will be: Duck Prosciutto w/Herbed Polenta and Blackberry Gastrique paired with Bridge Brew Works’ Bridge Brew Ale
Wild Boar Braised Pork Belly w/Apple Chutney and Sage-Honey Reduction paired with Charleston Brewing Company’s Nitro Milk Stout.
Seared Ahi Tuna w/Sesame-Ginger Aioli, Carrot-Daikon Relish and topped with Chili-Mirin Reduction paired with Big Timber Brewing’s Pale Ale
Smoked Brisket Sopacitas w/Beet-Horseradish and Pickled Onion paired with Charleston Brewing Company’s Wobbly, a British Bitter or British Pale Ale.
Order tickets by stopping by Black Sheep Burrito and Brews, located at 1555 3rd Ave., across from Marshall University. You can call 304-523-1555 or go online at www.blacksheepwv.com.
The cask dinner will feature beer served at real ale or cask temperatures (55 degrees instead of the normal 38 degrees which is the standard temp for draft beer lines.
Also at the Cask Dinner, guests will enjoy an informal beer talk by veteran homebrewers, Dave and Jane Zalewski, of Proctorville. Both are founding members of Greater Huntington Homebrewers Association.
While both have won many homebrew beer contest awards, Jane recently took home the Best of Show at the recent Ohio Brew Week in Athens, Ohio. This year's homebrew contest drew 312 entries from all over the region and many from the beer-rich cities of Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus.
Zalewski's Vanilla Bean Russian Imperial Stout named "Midnight Vanilla" took home Best of Show honors as well as first place in the fruit beer category. She also took third place in specialty beers with her Midas Touch clone.
Zalewski is president of the Greater Huntington Homebrewers Association, which has been keeping things hopping so to speak since John Szarak founded it in 1992.
Read the Herald-Dispatch daily for updates on the Huntington Craft Beer Week events that run through Sunday, Aug. 17.