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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 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.

2016 Paired menu coming in September.

Here’s a peak at last year’s menu to get you as excited about Paired as we are!

2015 Paired Menu


Lone Tree Brewing Company : Lone Tree, CO

+ Rick Martin : Limestone, Lawrence, KS

What The Dill Rye IPA + Ham Rillettes With Smoky Glace, Served With Bubbly Cheese Puff, Ham Brittle, Mustard And Micro Kale

Food Contains : Dairy

Drunkin Monk Triple + Sweet Cheese Panna Cotta With Late Summer Tomato Jam, Basil Syrup And Breadcrumb Cookie

Food Contains : Dairy


Black Tooth Brewing : Sheridan WY

+ Alex Figura : Lower 48 Kitchen, Denver, CO

307 Blonde + Pork Belly Spiedini: Cornbread Cream, Tobacco Onions, Pickled Chili

Food Contains : Dairy

Les Ginge Saison + Twice Baked Potato: Smoked Potato Mousse, Charcoal Seasonings, Nutritional Yeast

Beer Contains : Ginger


Rhinegeist Brewery : Cincinnati, OH

+ Sheila Lucero : Jax Fish House, Denver, CO

Peach Dodo + Emersum Oysters On The Half Shell, Traditional Accompaniments, And Rhinegeist Peach Dodo Mignonette

Beer Contains : Wheat
Food Contains : Shellfish

Gramps Barley Wine + Smoked Seafood Salad, Clams, Mussels, Spanish Octopus, Squid

Food Contains : Shellfish


Twisted Pine Brewing Company : Boulder, CO

+ Daniel Asher : Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, Denver, CO

Northstar + Northstar Imperial Porter Chocolate Truffle, Espresso Caramel, Spent Grain Maple Granola

Beer Contains : Wheat
Food Contains : Dairy

Agaveras + Agaveras Smoked Scallop Ceviche, Bay Scallops, Agaveras Bath, Ocho Reposada Tequila Mist

Food Contains : Shellfish


American Cheese Society : Denver, CO


Dogfish Head Craft Brewery : Mil Ton, DE

+ Steve Wildy & Julie Kline : Alla Spina, Philadelphia, PA

Bitches Brew + Spicy Mushroom Mousse Bruschetta With Sour Cream Crumble Noble Rot + Turkey Kielbasa With Apple Beer Vincotto

Beer Contains : Wheat


Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. : Mills River, NC

+ Todd Shoberg : Molina, Mill Valley, CA

Kitchen Sync + Tomales Bay Marin Miyagi Oysters | Coal Charred Jalapeño Chimichurri

Food Contains : Shellfish

2010 Vintage Bigfoot + Gem Lettuce | Smoked Heirloom Tomato | Our Lardo | Point Reyes Farmstead Blue Cheese

Food Contains : Dairy


Three Weavers Brewing Company : Inglewood, CA

+ Carlo Lamagna : Clyde Common, Portland, OR

Cambria’s Seafarer + Oregon Bay Shrimp Escabeche, Cherry Bomb Peppers, Grilled Cilantro Achara

Food Contains : Shellfish

Double Dry Hopped Ripple + Smoked Beef Short Rib, Caramelized Tomato Jam, Lemon Pickled Turnips


Allagash Brewing Company : Portland, ME

+ Alex Seidel : Fruition & Mercantile, Denver, CO

Fluxus 2015 + Almond Milk & Maple Panna Cotta With Puffed Amaranth Cereal , Local Honey, Toasted Almond

Food Contains : Nuts

Golden Brett + Dairy

Beer Contains : Wheat


Pedernales Brewing : Fredericksburg, TX

+ Brian Vaughn : Bistro Cv, Steamboat Springs, CO

Lobo Kristall Weizen + Fingerling Potato “Salad”, Deviled Egg Puree, Lobo Weizen Mustard,

Whipped Beer Vinegar, Bacon Powder, Cutting Celery

Lobo Midnight Porter + Espresso Cured Duck Prosciutto, Mountain Chanterelle Jam, Herb Puree, Honey Vinegar, Sourdough


Epic Brewing Company : Denver, CO

+ Mike Friedman : The Red Hen, Washington, DC

Double Skull + Braised Kielbasa With Sauerkraut, Pickled Mustard Seeds & Crispy Potato

Brainless On Cherries + Tuscan Chicken Liver Tramezzino With Sour Cherry Preserves, Toasted Almond & Rye

Food Contains : Nuts


Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery : Goochland, VA

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

Rosemary Saison + Rabbit Terrine Served With Apricot Mustard And Grilled Bread

Supreme Leader + Deconstructed Pork Cheek Tamales With Gaujillo Chile Green Sauce, Green Mole And Toasted Pepitas


Grimm Brothers Brewhouse : Loveland, CO

+ Matt Melehes : Q Roadhouse, Jackson Hole, WY

Farmers Daughter + Roasted Leaping Lizard Farms Squash, Housemade Ricotta Fresca, Sage, Thyme

Food Contains : Dairy

Master Thief + Carter Country Meats Smoked Sauerbraten Shortrib, Braised In Apple Cider Vinegar, Raisins, Cherries, Huckleberries

Served Over Anson Mills Rosebank Grits With Gold Creek Farm Aged White Cheddar

Food Contains : Dairy


Stone Brewing Co. : Escondido, CA

+ Joe Labatt : Brave Horse Tavern, Seattle, WA

Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherry Wood Smoked Saison + Smoked Washington King Salmon, Prosser Tomato Jam,

Pickled Prosser Serrano Chiles, Papadum, Coriander Flower

Drew & Steve’s Imperial Mutt Brown Ale + Wood Grilled Mishima Reserve Coulotte Steak, Dahlia Bakery Summer Corn Crostini,

Beecher’s Flagship Fondue

Food Contains : Dairy


Great Divide Brewing Company : Denver, CO

+ Scott Dolich : The Bent Brick, Portland, OR

Rosabelle + Smoked Salmon Crisps With Everything Bagel Spice

Beer Contains : Wheat & Plums

Peach Grand Cru + The Bent Brick Hamburger Dog With Pickle Relish

Beer Contains : Wheat & Peaches


Hopworks Urban Brewery : Portland, OR

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

Ipx-Simcoe + Smoked Salmon, Brussels Sprouts, Balsamic Shallots, Porcini Crumb

Food Contains : Dairy

Survival 7 Grain Stout + Aebleskiver Pancake, Emmi Roth Alpine Cheese, Golden Plum Syrup

Beer Contains : Wheat


Deschutes Brewery : Bend, OR

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

Fresh Squeezed Ipa + Lamb Neck Sliders, Fresh Squeezed Ipa Tzatiki, Pickled Red Onions And Smoked Feta

Beer Contains : Wheat
Food Contains : Dairy

The Specialist + Loaded Chips, Pulled Pork, Tomatoes, Peppers, Gorgonzola Fondue, The Specialist Bbq Sauce

Beer Contains : Wheat
Food Contains : Dairy


Victory Brewing Company : Downingtown, PA

+ Francisco Millan : Row 34, Boston, MA

Headwaters Ale + Smoked Thai Shrimp Salad, Cilantro, Jalapeño, Puffed Rice

Food Contains : Shellfish

Sour Monkey + Scallop Ceviche, Pickled Nectarines, Aleppo, Basil

Food Contains : Shellfish


Elevation Beer Company : Poncho Springs, CO

+ Kelly Whitaker : Basta, Boulder, CO

Signal De Botrange + Black Cod Rillette, Matsutake Panna Cotta, Umeboshi

Fanboy + Duck & Foie Hotdog, Sour Cherry Mustardo, Nigella Seeds, Grateful Bread Bun


Port City Brewing Company : Alexandria, VA

+ Spike Gjerde : Parts & Labor, Baltimore, Md

Ways & Means + Goatchetta With Broccoli Raab And Fermented Esplette Mash

Oktoberfest + Appalachian Kasekrainer, Woodberry Pantry Sauerkraut, Beer Mustard


Uinta Brewing Company : Salt Lake City, UT

+ Jordan Wallace : Pizzeria Locale, Boulder, CO

Jacked B Nimble + Polpettine-Buckner Farm Lamb Meatball, Toohey Farm Winter Squash, Arugula, Balsamic Vinegar

Cockeyed Cooper + Budino-Butterscotch Custard, Milk Shocolate Ganache, Caramel, Whipped Cream


Societe Brewing Company : San Diego, CA

+ Kyle Mendenhall : The Kitchen, Boulder, CO

The Heiress + La Quercia Nduja With Fermented Munson Farm Corn & Jimmy Nardello Peppers On Toast

The Gleaner + Irish Barmbrack With Gol Den Raisins, Sagebrush Tea And Sunflower Butter

Food Contains : Dairy


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