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A New Trend for Father’s Day?

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Mother’s Day brunch is becoming a fairly established tradition, but what is there for Dad? How about a Father’s Day brewmaster’s dinner? Thinking that’s a perfect way to show your appreciation for dear old Dad, Central City Brewing, Crannóg, and R&B are each hosting such a dinner this coming Sunday. Here are the details:

Diva Head Sous Chef Jeff Van Geest

Diva Executive Sous Chef Jeff Van Geest

Unforgettable Tastes For an Unforgettable Man

June 21 @ 6:30 – 9:30pm
Diva at the Met
645 Howe Street, Vancouver
Cost: 5 courses w/ beer $55
Info: e-mail diva@metropolitan.com or call (604) 602-7788

MENU
Local Oysters 3 Ways
Tempura with crusted edamame & wasabi
Fresh with green apple herb mignonnette
Smoke with rhubarb barbeque sauce
R&B Sun God Wheat Ale

Albacore Tuna & Pink Salmon Tartare
Classic garnish
R&B Bohemian Lager

Bacon Wrapped Sloping Hill Pork Loin
Confit shoulder, morel mushrooms & barley risotto with dried pear
Maple mustard jus & cream ale foam
R&B Smoked Raven Cream Ale Cask (specially brewed for this event)

Farmhouse Cheddar
Apple ginger crumble, garam masala gastrique
R&B Hoppleganger IPA

Blackberry and Dark Chocolate Napoleon
Morello cherry chocolate coulis
Stout ice cream and stout foam
Espresso gellee
Dark Star Oatmeal Stout

Fathers Day Craft Brewers Dinner

Central City Brewmaster Gary Lohin

Central City Brewmaster Gary Lohin

June 21 @ 5:00pm
Central City Brewing
13450 – 102nd Avenue, Surrey
Cost: 3 courses w/ beer $40 / w/o $30

MENU
Appetizer
Short Rib Slider – Shredded beer braised short rib, local White Cheddar, with house made S&P and Vinegar Chips.
6.50 Pale Ale/Copper

Spring Salad – Mixed greens with local blue cheese, roasted cashews, and apple. White Ale and spiced honey vinaigrette.
10.95 Wheat/Raspberry

IPA Mussels – Salt Spring Island Mussels cooked in an IPA, chilli garlic broth.
12.95 IPA/Wheat

Main Course
Short Rib Pavé – Layers of stout braised short rib, carrot and potato are baked in a parmesan cream sauce and served with grainy mustard spätzle.
18.95 Stout/Pale Ale/IPA

Hickory Smoked Chicken – Half a chicken is stuffed with goat cheese, caramelized onions and basil wrapped up tight and hot smoked in the rotisserie oven, served on a seven-grain risotto.
17.95 IPA/Pale Ale

Fish & Chips – Local fresh caught trout with a crispy panko bread crumb topping, served on a bed of chips and a side of tarter sauce.
16.95 Wheat/Pale Ale

Dessert
Tart Tatin – An upside down apple + beer caramel tart with house made vanilla ice cream served table side.
7.95 Stout/Barley Wine

Apple and Cheddar Tart – Served with Barley Wine reduction and vanilla ice cream.
6.95 Barley Wine

Profiteroles – 3 mini pastry’s filled with 3 different ice creams: Chocolate Stout, Vanilla with Beer Caramel Swirl and Raspberry and Dark Chocolate.
6.95 Stout/Barley Wine/Raspberry

Vegan Option: with advance notice, a three-course menu can be created adjusting to your dietary needs. Contact Chef Carl Sawatsky at kitchen@centralcitybrewing.com.

Crannóg Brewer’s Dinner

June 21

Brownstone Restaurant

118 Victoria Street, Kamloops
Info: for tickets (advance only), call (250) 851-9939

Crannóg is hosting a three-course dinner for Father’s Day at one of Kamloops’ best known fine dining establishments. Each course is paired with a carefully chosen Crannóg Ale. Unfortunately, no menu details were available at the time of publishing.

East Van Show & Shine and Fundraiser

June 21 @ 11:00am – 4:00pm
The Whip Gallery Restaurant
209 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Info: Facebook, Web

If going out in the evening is not possible, a family-friendly daytime option is available in Vancouver. Instead of the regularly scheduled Real Ale Sunday, The Whip has closed off the block for its annual East Van Show & Shine and Fundraiser. In addition to a display of vintage vehicles, there will be cask R&B Raspberry Wheat, Longwood Witbier, and Swans Smooth Sailing Honey Ale; food; and live entertainment. Proceeds from the event go to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtimes.

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