Monday, April 11, 2016

Saltyard and I Host a Beer Dinner Celebration with Creature Comforts!

Five Courses with Special and Limited-Release Creature Comforts Brews, a Live Auction, and Raffle next Friday, April 22,  from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Cheers Y'all!

It’s about to be on next Friday! I am teaming up with one of the best breweries in the nation, Georgia’s own Creature Comforts, along with the great Chef Nick Leahy for a beer dinner on April 22 starting at 6:30. The official write up is below and the link is here
You know how I love beer dinners! From pairing food with the world’s best beverage to actually indulging, this is one of my favorite things to do; Chef Nick and I killed it when we did one last year at Saltyard. This time, I will be giving away some slick prizes at the end via a raffle. Proceeds help the The Farmer Fund, an initiative that helps Georgia farmers maintain production when dealing with natural disasters.
Come through!

My homey Chef Nick Leahy.
Five-Course Seasonal Tasting Menu Paired with Special and Limited-Release Creature Comforts Brews, Live Auction, and Raffle Benefiting The Farmer Fund on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Athens, Georgia-based brewery, Creature Comforts, Executive Chef Nick Leahy of Saltyard, local non-profit The Farmer Fund, and Atlanta's favorite beer personality, Ale Sharpton, are joining forces to host “An Earth Day Beer Dinner Celebration” benefiting The Farmer Fund at Saltyard on Friday, April 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
The celebratory dinner will be the perfect chance to try two of Creature Comforts’ award-winning, year-round brews, Tropicália and Athena, and will provide guests the opportunity to sample the brewery’s more highly limited releases: Brettomatic, Emergence, and The King’s Ransom. Guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail hour from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. before being seated for dinner at 7:15 p.m. Chef Nick Leahy will present five courses, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert inspired by this Spring’s best local produce with featured Creature Comforts beer pairings.
The evening will come to a close with a live auction and raffle hosted by Ale Sharpton. Cost is $69 per person plus tax and gratuity, and includes dinner, paired beverages, and raffle entry. Guests must be 21+ to attend. Tickets for An Earth Day Beer Dinner Celebration are limited and may be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets. For more information, please visit or call Saltyard at 404-382-8088

An Earth Day Beer Dinner Celebration Menu:
Hors d'oeuvres
Bibo Pilsner
Passed house made Canadian bacon, Creature Comforts beer mustard on cheddar crackers 

Course 1
Emergence Limited Release Blonde Ale
Otter Bay oysters with Emergence & Meyer lemon granita

Course 2
Athena Berliner Weisse 
Charred local squash, herbed Atlanta Fresh Yogurt, Athena-chile-honey, boiled peanut gremolata

Course 3 
Tropicália American IPA 
Pan-seared scallops, field pea and sweet corn succotash, country ham & tomato butter 

Course 4 
The Kings Ransom Baltic Porter
Pastrami-cured smoked pork cheek, Vidalia onion champ, porter glazed baby carrots

Course 5 
Brettomatic Pale Ale 
Strawberry & rhubarb pie, Brettomatic pastry cream, toasted oat crumb

About Saltyard:
Saltyard delivers a uniquely social dining experience encouraging guests to connect over internationally influenced small plates, craft cocktails and a mostly domestic wine and beer selection. Locally sourced ingredients are featured throughout the restaurant's seasonal menu and the open kitchen and floorplan make it a favorite spot for groups or those looking for a great chef’s table experience. Guests can expect warm, ambient lighting, reclaimed woods mixed with industrial metals and soft banquettes perfect for intimate meals. Saltyard is located in The Brookwood building in South Buckhead and complimentary valet is available in the building’s garage. For more information please visit and connect on Facebook at, on Twitter @Saltyard and on Instagram @Saltyard.

About Creature Comforts:
Creature Comforts is an Athens, Georgia based brewery offering finely balanced artisanal beers. Since opening its doors in April 2014, Creature Comforts has made an imprint in the craft beer community with its award-winning, year-round and special release beers. To learn more about Creature Comforts, contact Emily@ccbeerco.comor visit us online at

About The Farmer Fund:
Founded in 2015, The Farmer Fund exists to support farmers in the face of natural disaster and help keep farmers farming.  We serve the farmers that feed Metro Atlanta through farmers markets, CSAs and restaurant sales. The Farmer Fund provides an economic "stop loss" for our agricultural producers after natural disasters which include but are not limited to tornado, flood, storms and damages resulting from them. We aim to help rebuild farms after natural disasters so that farmers can continue to serve our community. For more information, please visit


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