Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Beer Dinner Alert: Illinois’ Wild Monk and BrickStone throw down!


Taps at Wild Monk Gastropub.
 Six Courses + Six Beers on September 30 in
 LaGrange, Illinois!

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Since I have beer sippin' homies throughout the country, I had to show love to the Wild Monk Gastropub and BrickStone Brewery in Illinois, who plan on bringing in the fall one sip and bite at a time. This six-course, six-brew dinner is going down on September 30 at 6:30 at Wild Monk, so if you happen to be near LaGrange, Illinois (not Georgia), you might not want to miss this one. I mean come on, peep the menu. (Especially the Dark Secret imperial stout pairing!) 

Cheers!
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The official release says:

Wild Monk & BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
“Early Harvest Beer Dinner” - September 30

Wild Monk - - the lively gastropub sibling of award-winning prasino LaGrange - - is celebrating the arrival of fall by hosting an Early Harvest Beer Dinner with BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Wild Monk in LaGrange, IL.

Wild Monk Executive Chef, Franke Vasquez, teams up with BrickStone BrewMaster, Tommy Vasilakis, to create a six-course menu of gastropub fare matched with six of BrickStone’s signature brews, including its new seasonal Midnight Pumpkin Ale made with light caramel malts, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, Madagascar vanilla beans, and pounds of real pumpkin.  Menu highlights include:

Reception 
Brickstone APA – American Pale Ale (named “Best Beer” at the 2014 American Beer Classic)

First Course
House Made Beer Sausage Amuse Bouche
Beer: Brickstone Belgo APA

Second Course 
Gigante Beans with Boquerones (White Anchovies)  
Beer: Brickstone APA 

Third Course
Seared Scallop with Leechy Gazpacho
Beer: Brickstone Hazzy After 5

Entremeso: 
Indian Melon Sorbet with Pumpkin
Beer: Brickstone Pumpkin Ale 

Fifth Course 
Seared Duck Breast / Cherry Reduction / Seasonal Mushrooms / Quinoa 
Beer: Brickstone Dark Secret Imperial Stout

Sixth Course 
Cherry Jubilee / Lemon & Thyme Scone 
Beer: Brickstone Dark Secret Infused with Bourbon Soaked Madagascar Vanilla Beans & Cherries

Reception begins at 6:30pm. Price is $50 per person (excluding tax & gratuity). For more information, kindly phone (708) 255-2337 or visit http://www.wildmonkbar.com/.

About Wild Monk
Owned by the Maglaris family (which also owns prasino in LaGrange), Wild Monk debuted in December 2011 as the first gastropub in LaGrange, IL. 

Since opening its doors in December 2011, Wild Monk has won over beer lovers, and now it re-focuses to highlight their food service. The items on the menu steer away from standard bar food, with Chef Francisco Vazquez inspiring a new menu based on craft food. This means food that is made completely in house from raw ingredients. From cheese, sauces, cooked meats, that are all made in house as well as our condiments used in the kitchen, such as tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, Cajun salt, chili powder, and mustard all made using beers. For more information, visit www.wildmonk.com.

About BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery opened as a small-town brewery in 2006 in Bourbonnais, IL., using a tiny, 5 barrel brewing system. By 2008, its hand-crafted microbrews - featuring the finest hops and malts - had gained such popularity that BrickStone expanded to a state-of-the-art Newlands Brewhouse with a capacity of 25 BBL brews. 

Today, BrickStone is best known for its diverse selection of award-winning craft beers, including its 2012 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal and 2012 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal winning BrickStone APA and 2013 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal winning Belgo-APA. 

In fall 2014, BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery will further expand by adding a separate, fully-automated 50 BBL Brewhouse and release a Blood Orange Hefeweizen and Robust Porter, among other unique brews. For more information, visit http://www.brickstonebrewery.com/.


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