HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol announces SF Beer week dinner with Green Flash Brewing on Feb 9

HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol

Dean Biersch, owner and proprietor of the popular HopMonk Tavern (www.hopmonk.com), is pleased to be hosting a special beer dinner in celebration of SF Beer Week on Sunday, February 9 at the Sebastopol location. The dinner will feature special guest, Dave Adams, Director of Beer Education at Green Flash Brewing Company. Green Flash Brewing Company will highlight five of their beers paired along side a menu prepared by Executive Chef Billy Reid. The dinner starts at 6pm, reservations are recommended and can be made in advance online at www.hopmonk.com/store/beer-dinner. The cost for the evening is $59 per person, which includes tax and gratuity.

You have to be in the right place at the right time to experience the Green Flash effect – it’s illusive, but real. Attending this beer dinner will assure you of being in the right time and place – culinarily speaking – for a unique winter season menu from Chef Billy Reid paired with remarkable ales from one of San Diego’s finest and fastest growing breweries. Green Flash ales offer subtle and complex variations of traditional styles. We’re very excited to have Dave in house to ‘taste and tell’.

The menu for the evening includes:

Appetizer –

Saison Diego® Ale

Peruvian Style Ceviche

Dungeness Crab, Prawns, Fresh Citrus and Mango w/ Plantains + Hominy

Salad –

Imperial IPA

Grilled Endive w/ Sweet Onion Relish, Shaved Fennel + Nuts

Entrée –

Double Stout Black Ale

Chocolate Dusted Beef Wellington w/ Parsnip Puree and Mustard Greens

Dessert –

Hop Head Red™ Red IPA

Butterscotch Mousse Over Vanilla Crisps and Caramel Sauce

Digestive – Palate Wrecker™ Hamilton’s Ale

Pickled and “Green Flash” Tempura Vegetables

Proprietors of Green Flash Brewing Co. Mike & Lisa Hinkley

Proprietors of Green Flash Brewing Co. Mike & Lisa Hinkley

Mike and Lisa Hinkley took their interest in the craft beer industry to a new level in 2002 when they founded Green Flash Brewing Company (www.greenflashbrew.com). Former pub owners, Mike and Lisa jumped into brewing, and in 2004 renowned brewmaster Chuck Silva joined the team. With Chuck on board they began brewing premium style beers, modern twists on traditional styles, and their beers began to develop a following. Cutting edge brews, Green Flash Brewing Company’s beers don’t fit traditional guidelines, instead they let their hybrid, benchmark beers blaze their own trail. Located in San Diego, CA, they specialize in brewing assertive and distinctive beers, such as their West Coast I.P.A.: an award-winning beer whose wide acceptance has helped define a category. They also brew seasonal, collaborative and barrel-aged beers.

HopMonk Tavern serves 18 premier American craft and international draft beers, including two on cask. The eclectic tavern menu features grass fed beef, curried samosas, fresh mussels, slow roasted pulled pork and popular fish and chips.

In addition to the warm, comfortable and rustic ambiance of tavern, there’s also a unique outdoor heated beer garden bordered by 14 foot stone walls, and adjacent to the spectacular Abbey performance venue with its own bar, aforementioned draft beers and dance floor. Stop by Monday through Thursday between 3:00 and 6:00 PM for Hoppy Hour, featuring house beers for $3. The historic hall has one of the top sound systems in the county. HopMonk Tavern is located in a 100-year-old landmark building, which was once the powerhouse for the Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railway, an electric railroad that once served Sebastopol. HopMonk is located at 230 Petaluma Avenue in Sebastopol, California. Phone (707) 829-7300 or visit www.hopmonk.com.