Paired Sponsored by MicroStar

Join a who’s who of celebrated chefs and small and independent brewers from around the country in this intimate setting located just off the main hall. In 2016, Paired will feature 21 chefs matched with 21 craft brewers, offering 42 total unique pairings. Our featured chefs from across the country are defining new American cuisine in their own communities, including Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, Milwaukee, Washington, D.C., Denver and Boulder. New for 2016, in partnership with the BA Export Development Program, Paired will also feature a chef from London. Paired chefs have garnered accolades from Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, James Beard Foundation and more—with chefs recognized not only for what they have brought to cuisine but for what they have contributed to their communities as well.

Paired features special craft beer releases—the beers served here are available only in the pavilion and not in the festival hall! Enjoy small plates and craft beer pairings and engage in meaningful discussions with chefs and brewers, who share similar philosophies on choosing specific ingredients to enhance their products.

Separate ticket required for entrance. Paired ticket holders can enter via the escalator in lower lobby D in front of the Bellco Theatre.


2016 Paired Menu


table 1


haymarket pub and brewery : chicago, il

+ frank bonanno : russell’s smokehouse, denver, co


mathias ipa + russell’s sloppy joe :

mathias ipa braised beef, smoked cheddar, house spicy bbq sauce, potato bun


peated scotch ale + frank’s chili dog :

smoked prime rib chili, mustard and onions, poppyseed bun


table 2


ecliptic brewing : portland, or

+ joe rodger : shift flg, flagstaff, az


carina peach sour ale + duck liver mousse, pickled peach macaroon


quasar pale ale + sweetwater farms vegetable “rillette,” lemon ricotta, spent grain cracker


table 3


grand teton brewing co. : victor, id

+ sheila lucero : jax fish house, denver, co


barrel-aged brett saison + emersum oysters on the half shell, grand teton brett saison mignonette


pursuit of hoppiness imperial red ale + wild salmon tataki, chimichurri, blistered shishito pepper, lavosh cracker


table 4


iron hill brewery & restaurant : wilmington, de

+ paul zerkel & lisa kirkpatrick : goodkind, milwaukee, wi


russian imperial stout + svizzerana beef brisket tartare, dandelion marmalade, cured egg yolk


saison + fromage fort, shaved radish, seeded bread, trout roe


table 5


american cheese society : denver, co

+ olli salumeria, mechanicsville, va

+ creminelli fine meats, salt lake city, ut


assorted cheeses + charcuterie


table 6


the lost abbey : san marcos, ca

+ marc vetri : alla spina, philadelphia, pa


avant garde + whole wheat puff with taleggio and membrillo


madonna and child + foie gras chorizo, tomatillo conserva


table 7


ninkasi brewing co. : eugene, or

+ tim rattray : the granary, san antonio, tx


total domination ipa + smoked brisket pastrami, sauerkraut aioli, rye crumble


tricerahops double ipa + smoked black cod, hopped miso, blueberry


table 8


new orleans lager and ale brewing : new orleans, la

+ francisco millan : row 34, boston, ma


dry hopped lowerline + fish headcheese, chorizo seco, huckleberry


rebirth pale ale + scallop ceviche, charred tomato salsa


table 9


bear republic brewing co. : healdsburg, ca

+ kevin nashan : sidney street café, st. louis, mo


tartare + buffalo crawfish steam bun with sour cabbage slaw


grand-am + crispy clam roll with hatch green chile aioli


table 10


maui brewing co. : maui, hi

+ chris schwarz : the palace kitchen, seattle, wa


coconut hiwa porter + smoked penn cove oyster pâté, polish sausage, toasted spelt saltine


blood orange lorenzini double ipa + red hot ham hock terrine, two-faced blue cheese, crispy carrot cake, micro celery


table 11


joyride brewing co. : edgewater, co

+ carlo lamagna : clyde common, portland, or


abbey road belgian dubbel with fruit + duck pipian


bear paw oatmeal milk stout + oatmeal blood sausage, stout pub mustard, pickled giardiniera


table 12


union craft brewing : baltimore, md

+ sean clark : el moro spirits & tavern, durango, co


pink flamingo + pickled octopus, marble potato salad, grapefruit pompelmocello


royal farmhouse + loukaniko : pork and lamb sausage with citrus zest and leeks


table 13


fate brewing company : boulder, co

+ jorge guzman : brewer’s table, minneapolis, mn


decima + roasted squash soup, lamb bacon, whiskey dusted peanuts, cilantro


tequila barrel-aged funky uror + crudo, bergamot vanilla curd, pineapple mint, granola


table 14


fremont brewing co. : seattle, wa

+ mike friedman : red hen/ap, washington, dc


the lamb + spiced duck & foie gras mousse sandwich with cashew butter, thyme & apple jam


field to ferment + gnocchi alla romana with smoked salmon, cucumber, crème fraîche & trout roe


table 15


dry dock brewing co. : aurora, co

+ matty melehes : q roadhouse, jackson hole, wy


sour apricot blonde + prawns in escabeche, red onion, oregano, peach vinegar, sunflower shoots


barrel-aged double coffee porter + lava lake lamb empanada, anson mills antebellum corn flour, coffee, guajillo, chipotle


table 16

tenaya creek brewery : las vegas, nv

+ jordan wallace & chris donato : pizzeria locale, boulder, co


tenaya creek oktoberfest + nduja and oktoberfest focaccia


old jackalope barleywine + budino :


butterscotch pudding, milk chocolate ganache, caramel & whipped cream

table 17


swamp head brewery : gainesville, fl

+ paul reilly : beast & bottle and coperta, denver, co


morning glow + mushroom agnolotti, cambozola cream, hazelnut


darkwater + smoked oyster custard, gochujang carrots


table 18


the bruery : placentia, ca

+ alex seidel : mercantile dining & provision, denver, co


the bruery dodie + duck confit terrine with gol den raisin + caper emulsion, orange zest, duck skin crumble


bruery terreux confession + olathe corn budino with savory brown butter cake, candied hazelnuts, puffed chili sorghum


table 19


new holland brewing co. : holland, mi

+ nicholas balfe : salon, brixton, london, england


ichabod + pork, spiced pumpkin, apple, bitter leaf


incorrigible reserve + potted salmon, blackberries, horseradish, sourdough


table 20


oskar blues brewery : lyons, co

+ scott dolich & david sapp : park kitchen, portland, or


droppin beets + beet chicharrones with hop salt


rum barrel-aged death by coconut + boilermaker ice cream sundae

(hair of the dog granola)

table 21


real ale brewing co. : blanco, tx

+ nathan anda : red apron, washington, dc


barrel-aged 20th anniversary ale + tête de pho bahn mi


codex triplex + pastramied beef belly with pickled mustard seeds


table 22


alaskan brewing co. : juneau, ak

+ kyle mendenhall : arcana, boulder, co


alaskan cran-spruce + carrot cake with spruce cream, orange & maple caramel


alaskan smoked porter (vintage 2008) + braised oxtail, masa dumpling


2016 Paired Breweries + Chefs/Restaurants

Alaskan Brewing Co. : Juneau, AK

+ Kyle Mendenhall : Arcana : Boulder, CO

Bear Republic Brewing Co. : Healdsburg, CA

+ Kevin Nashan : Sidney Street Café : St. Louis, MO

The Bruery  : Placentia, CA

+ Alex Seidel : Mercantile dining & provision : Denver, CO

Dry Dock Brewing Co. : Aurora, CO

+ Matty Melehes : Q Roadhouse : Jackson Hole, WY

Ecliptic Brewing : Portland, OR

+ Joe Rodger : Shift FLG : Flagstaff, AZ

FATE Brewing Company : Boulder, CO

+ Jorge Guzman : Brewer’s Table : Minneapolis, MN

Fremont Brewing : Seattle, WA

+ Mike Friedman : Red Hen/All-Purpose : Washington, DC

Grand Teton Brewing Co. : Victor, ID

+ Sheila Lucero : Jax Fish House : Denver, CO

Haymarket Pub and Brewery : Chicago, IL

+ Frank Bonanno : Russell’s Smokehouse : Denver, CO

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant : Wilmington, DE

+ Paul Zerkel & Lisa Kirkpatrick : Goodkind : Milwaukee, WI

Joyride Brewing Co. : Edgewater, CO

+ Carlo Lamagna : Clyde Common/Honky Tonk Taco: Portland, OR

The Lost Abbey : San Marcos, CA

+ Marc Vetri : Alla Spina : Philadelphia, PA

Maui Brewing Co. : Maui, HI

+ Chris Schwarz : The Palace Kitchen : Seattle, WA

New Holland Brewing Co. : Holland, MI

+ Nicholas Balfe : Salon : Brixton, London, England

New Orleans Lager and Ale Brewing (NOLA Brewing) : New Orleans, LA

+ Francisco Millan : Row 34 : Boston, MA

Ninkasi Brewing Co. : Eugene, OR

+ Tim Rattray : The Granary : San Antonio, TX

Oskar Blues Brewery : Lyons, CO

+ Scott Dolich : Park Kitchen : Portland, OR

Real Ale Brewing Co. : Blanco, TX

+ Nathan Anda : Red Apron Butcher : Washington, DC

Swamp Head Brewery : Gainesville, FL

+ Paul Reilly : Beast & Bottle/Coperta : Denver, CO

Tenaya Creek Brewery : Las Vegas, NV

+ Jordan Wallace : Pizzeria Locale : Boulder, CO

Union Craft Brewing : Baltimore, MD

+ Sean Clark : El Moro Spirits & Tavern : Durango, CO

As of August 18, 2016. Subject to change.

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