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PAIRED GABF MAPPaired features celebrated chefs with small & independent brewers from around the country in an intimate setting located just off the main festival hall. Chefs and breweries are encouraged to collaborate on beer and food pairings that create a unique experience for attendees.

See participating chefs and breweries.

Enjoy small plates and craft beer pairings, then engage in meaningful discussions with chefs and brewers who share similar philosophies on choosing specific ingredients to enhance their products.

Each brewery brings two special/rare beers not offered in the festival hall. Each chef creates two small bite dishes to pair with those beers. Paired features 21 chefs matched with 21 craft brewers, offering 42 unique pairings of beers and bites.

Our featured chefs from across the country are defining new American cuisine in their own communities. In partnership with the BA Export Development Program, Paired will also feature a chef from London and Mexico. Paired chefs have garnered national accolades for their contributions to cuisine and community from the James Beard Foundation, magazines such as Food and Wine and Bon Appetit, and many more.

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

2017 Paired Menu


table 1


community beer works : buffalo, ny

+ lamar moore : chicago, il


that ipa + smoked brisket sausage, molasses braised onions, grain mustard


rutherford b haze + bbq shrimp ‘n grits, citrus green onions



table 2


mobcraft beer : milwaukee, wi

+ joe rodger : shift flg, flagstaff, az


hoppy hoppy pants pants + green curry duck pastrami


screwdriver hefe + citrus, cardamom pavlova



table 3


paradise creek brewery. : pullman, wa

+ sheila lucero : jax fish house, denver, co


paradise creek lambic + oysters on the half shell, apple cider + beet mignonette


peach saison + autumn squash bisque, spiced blue crab



table 4


vernal brewing company : vernal, ut

+ nathan miller : nathan miller chocolate, chambersburg, pa


.50 caliber ipa + buttermilk white chocolate, pink peppercorns, zest of lemon


mama’s milk + boxcar coffee bar + cocoa nib crunch



table 5


cypress grove : arcata, ca


assorted cheeses



table 6


lost highway brewing company : centennial, co

+ marc vetri : alla spina, philadelphia, pa


bad moon rising + casoncelli, amaretti, raisins


raspberry beret + poached shrimp ceviche, lime, lemon + grapefruit juice, raspberry infused honey, torn mint, sea salt rim



table 7


uncommon brewers : santa cruz, ca

+ ian davis : band of bohemia, chicago, il


golden state ale + venison salvo, spinach tortellini, venison stock, venison bottarga, maple flakes, parsnip puree


rubidus red ale + poblano + caramel pâte de fruit, goat milk pudding, corn pudding, lime, cilantro



table 8


adroit theory brewing company : purcellville, va

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


ebk + alaskan king crab, coconut curry, cauliflower kimchi


somnambulist saison + preserved palisade peach, spent grain ice cream, torn malted cake, puffed grains



table 9


green flash brewing co. : san diego, ca

+ john tesar : knife, dallas, tx


ideal belgique + duck confit risotto, dried fruit chutney, crispy duck skin


golden god + braised beef cheeks, creamy polenta, black truffle essence



table 10


crane brewing : raytown, mo

+ gavin fine : roadhouse pub and eatery, jackson hole, wy


beet weiss + jackson hole’s bovine + swine black ‘n blue sausage + fresh lobster, pickled shallots, soft rolls


gooseberry gose + grilled unagi, tempura fried rice cake, sweet & savory soy-miso butter



table 11


right brain brewery : traverse city, mi

+ paul reilly : beast + bottle, denver, co


thai peanut + gulf shrimp, kaffir lime, popcorn grits, tomato


schrute farms beet beer + gorgonzola terrine, rye, walnuts, grapes



table 12


brew bus brewing : tampa, fl

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


you’re my boy, blue! blueberry wheat ale + honey + lavender chevre profiteroles, palisade peach curd, blueberry dust


bourbon barrel-aged curb check imperial porter + sous vide bourbon barrel-smoked pork belly, butternut squash puree, molasses demi



table 13


blue blood brewing co. : lincoln, ne

+ tim rattray : the granary, san antonio, tx


caribbean style blonde with mango and pineapple + kombu cured hamachi


last call + pastrami short rib, sauerkraut, apple



table 14


baxter brewing company : lewiston, me

+ mike friedman : the red hen/all-purpose, washington, dc


ceremony + marinated tuna crudo, pickled cucumber, lemon, sesame, calabrian chili aioli, toasted corn crunchies


hayride + chicken liver mousse “tramezzino”, smoked cippolini “agrodolce”, fig conserva, thyme + marcona almond



table 15


fossil cove brewing co. : fayetteville, ar

+ jeremy sewall : row 34, boston, ma


honey project #1 + smoked bluefish salad, spicy greens, pickled vegetables


5th anniversary ale + spicy tuna poke, cucumber, crispy shallots



table 16


bruery terreux : anaheim, ca

+ kelly whitaker : basta, boulder, co


sans pagaie + mortadella hot dog, pickled + salted colorado plum, napa cabbage


goses are red + aspen moon heirloom dutch butter popcorn, maitake furikake, smoked butter



table 17


steam bell beer works : midlothian, va

+ ian wortham : tavernetta, denver, co


double vanilla tiramisu stout + tiramisu, sponge cake, coffee, mascarpone, chocolate & coconut stout


wine barrel aged brett saison aged on lemon peel + anson mills farro, pork ragu, ricotta salata



table 18


helio basin brewing co. : phoenix, az

+ césar pita : rancho pescadero, baja california sur, mexico


blackberry wheat + yellowtail ceviche, stone fruit, pork rind dust, fermented habanero


autumn oak nut brown + mole madre



table 19


reuben’s brews : seattle, wa

+ tomos parry : london, england


roasted rye ipa + grilled + braised ox cheek, onion, bone marrow, grilled sourdough, pickled walnut


nelson crush ipa + salmon tartare, barbecued cucumber, dill pickle



table 20


medusa brewing company : hudson, ma

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


ghost lantern + crispy clam roll, hatch green chile aioli


no prison can hold me + short rib + horseradish pot pie



table 21


pinthouse pizza craft brewpub : austin, tx

+ nathan anda : red apron butcher, washington, dc


die in a haze 6: art of the haze + whipped ‘nduja, pickled kuri squash, carta di musica


strange but not strangers + smoked lamb shoulder, almond hummus, cracked farro



table 22


odell brewing company : ft. collins, co

+ kyle mendenhall : arcana, boulder, co


barrel aged mountain standard + cured colorado pork heart katsuobushi, rob’s colorado anasazi refried beans, dried oregano


green coyote + peach and poblano, pie crust crumble, mark’s anise hyssop


2017 Paired Participants

Brewery Restaurant Chef
As of September 25, 2017 | subject to change

Adroit Theory Brewing Co.

Purcellville, VA

Mercantile dining & provision

Denver, CO

Alex Seidel

Baxter Brewing Company

Lewiston, ME

The Red Hen/All-Purpose

Washington D.C.

Mike Friedman

Blue Blood Brewing Co.

Lincoln, NE

The Granary

San Antonio, TX

Tim Rattray

Brew Bus Brewing

Tampa, FL

El Moro Spirits and Tavern

Durango, CO

Sean Clark

Bruery Terreux

Anaheim, CA


Boulder, CO

Kelly Whitaker

Community Beer Works

Buffalo, NY

Chicago, IL Lamar Moore

Crane Brewing

Raytown, MO

Roadhouse Pub and Eatery

Jackson Hole, WY

Gavin Fine

Fossil Cove Brewing Co.

Fayetteville, AR

Row 34

Boston, MA

Jeremy Sewall

Green Flash Brewing Co.

San Diego, CA


Dallas, TX

 John Tesar

Helio Basin Brewing Co.

Phoenix, AZ

Rancho Pescadero

Baja California Sur, Mexico

Cesar Pita

Lost Highway Brewing Company

Centennial, CO

Alla Spina

Philadelphia, PA

Marc Vetri

Medusa Brewing Company

Hudson, MA

Sidney Street Café

St. Louis, MO

Kevin Nashan

MobCraft Beer

Milwaukee, WI


Flagstaff, AZ

Joe Rodger

Odell Brewing Co.

Ft. Collins, CO


Boulder, CO

Kyle Mendenhall

Paradise Creek Brewery

Pullman, WA

Jax Fish House

Denver, CO

Sheila Lucero

Pinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub

Austin, TX

Red Apron Butcher

Washington, D.C.

Nathan Anda

Reuben’s Brews

Seattle, WA

London, England Tomos Parry

Right Brain Brewery

Traverse City, MI

Beast + Bottle

Denver, CO

Paul Reilly

Steam Bell Beer Works

Midlothian, VA


Denver, CO

Ian Wortham

Uncommon Brewers

Santa Cruz, CA

Band of Bohemia

Chicago, IL

Ian Davis

Vernal Brewing Co.

Vernal, UT

Nathan Miller Chocolate

Chambersburg, PA

Nathan Miller

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