In January we told you about the first-ever Ballard Beer Awards at Ray’s Cafe (read that story). Over the course of four weeks, five of Ballard’s breweries visited Ray’s for special tasting events. Guests at those events eventually voted for their favorite brewery. The breweries involved included Reuben’s Brews, Stoup Brewing, Lucky Envelope Brewing, Maritime Pacific Brewing, and Hillard’s Beer.
In the end, Reuben’s Brews received the most votes and was crowned the champion. To celebrate, Ray’s Cafe will host a Ballard Beer Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 5th. Make your reservations now; beer dinners at Ray’s usually sell out. See the menu and details below.
The five course meal will be accompanied by beers from Reuben’s Brews. As they guide you through the meal, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the crew from Reuben’s Brews along with Ray’s Executive Chef Paul Duncan.
At the event, they’ll also debut Reuben’s first canned beer. Cans of Reuben’s Gose will be served at the reception.
Seating is limited and by reservation only. Reserve you spot today by calling 206-782-0094 or emailing email@example.com. The cost is $65 per person and includes gratuity and tax. Unlike other beer dinners at Ray’s, this one features just one seating: dinner begins at 6:00 pm for all guests.
Reuben’s Brews Beer Dinner Menu
Tarragon fritters, spiced Marcona almonds
Gose – German style sour ale; bright lemon, refreshingly tart
Penn Cove mussels and Uli’s chorizo
Sherry reduction, grilled bread
Dark Lager – Light lager notes, cocoa, crisp and refreshing
Crispy pork ribs
Sweet and spicy mustard
Crikey IPA – Tropical citrus, pine backbone
House smoked sablefish and chips
Cole slaw, jalapeno tartar sauce
Hoppy Rye – Sweet berry fruit, lime, grapefruit, crisp finish
Chocolate Caramel Crème Brûlée
Foreign Export Stout – Coffee, sweet caramel