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Posted: October 1, 2013

Beer is better! No, wine is better! Beer vs. Wine Dinner

Written by: Shannon Bryan

Beer is better! No, wine is better!

It’s an age-old argument, the beer vs. wine debate. It’s older than Republicans and Democrats, and it certainly predates one of our modern disputes: Is ketchup an acceptable condiment on a hot dog? (For the record, it absolutely is.)

People have futilely argued their side for centuries. Inevitably, one of the wine fan gets all bent out of shape and tosses a glass of house red into the face of his beer-loving companion (now former companion). And sometimes that beer fan – refusing to waste her pint – returns the favor with a knuckle sandwich.

Usually it doesn’t get that far, although some of us may have lost friends over the controversy. (You can only watch a friend post so many pro-wine articles to Facebook before your pro-beer stance forces you to first hide her, then unfriend her altogether. Amiright?)

To add fuel to the fire, or perhaps to show drinkers there is a middle ground (is it possible to like beer AND wine? Yes!) The Inn at Brunswick Station is hosting a Beer vs. Wine dinner from 6-8:30 pm on Oct. 1. The meal will feature a selection of seasonal offerings prepared by Chef Kevin Cunningham and paired with Gritty’s beers and Joel Gott wines. Each course will be paired with both a beer and a wine chosen to compliment the dish. You try both and decide which pairs best. (Hint: Either way, you’re right!)

Here are the courses:
Start with roasted butternut squash cup and move on to a potato leek soup followed by a salad of local greens with goat cheese, dried cranberries and candied pecans.  For the entrée, guests will enjoy an apple-braised pork shank with a carrot parsnip fritter. The dessert will be a pumpkin panna cotta.

The five course dinner, including beverages, is $35 per person plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited and reservations can be made through Open Table on our website at innatbrunswickstation.com/tavern_dining/. Please select the proper date and time and mention the Beer vs. Wine dinner in the comments section when making a reservation.

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