Where other businesses compete it seems craft breweries collaborate, building community and capacity equally. Old Flame Brewery located in downtown Port Perry has invited Manantler Craft Brewing Co., The Second Wedge Brewing Co., Bobcaygeon Brewing Company and Town Brewery to join them for Stews and Brews, a wonderfully timed event featuring craft beer paired with a soup or stew by a restaurant of the brewery’s choosing.
Old Flame spokesperson Kyra Dietsch says they are teaming up with Marwan’s Global Bistro, while Second Wedge from Uxbridge will be joined by the Urban Pantry (Ed’s note: I can totally vouch for them, so good seriously) .
“I believe Marwan will be creating a stew specially for the event,” says Dietch. “Each restaurant and brewery are given full creative license to create whatever they like. The only requirement is that there are two beers per soup/stew: one that complements that flavour of the stew and one that contrasts the flavours.”
Stews and Brews runs noon - 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 which includes 10 tokens and a keepsake bowl. DJ D Money will be on decks.
We will update you as more info comes on the other breweries pairings but in the meantime go get yourself a ticket. This is perfect timing, brrrrrr - beer, borscht, yes please.
UPDATE: Town Brewery is teaming up with The Tap & Tankard for their soup and beer pairing.
UPDATE: Full listing of breweries and restaurants involved:
Old Flame Brewing Company & Marwan’s Global Bistro
The Second Wedge & Urban Pantry
Manantler Brewing Co. & Three Six Kitchen
Town Brewery & Tap and Tankard
Bobcaygeon Brewing & Embers Grillhouse