Two of my favorite things in the world are food and beer. My favorite beer happens to be craft beer, I am not a Bud Light kinda guy. One of the gifts I received for my birthday was a spot at a five-course beer dinner featuring my favorite craft beer company, Brooklyn Brewery, and the best part, we got to learn about the brews from the man himself, Brooklyn’s brewmaster Garrett Oliver. Of course I was excited and like a true craft beer fanboy, I brought along “The Oxford Companion to Beer” as an accessory so Garrett could sign my copy. You’ve never heard of that book? You better find out.
This event was held at Mikro, a small bar dedicated to craft beer. This is definitely a place you will want to check out as a beer lover. The owner is friendly and the staff follows suit, best of all, these guys know their beer. Chef Mike also gave us some daring, inventive dishes that pleased all. For this beer dinner they acquired a whole pig and used different parts to feature in each dish. Pork and beer, yum! Make sure to take the trip up to Hamden and pay Mikro a visit, we know we will!
Warning: These photos will make you hungry.
Roasted stuffed pork loin with spent grain, melted leak, and dried fig stuffing with local maple beurre blanc, braised greens, ham hoc jus, and black eyed peas. Served with one of my recent favorite brews, Mary’s Maple Porter.
Mikro Beer Bar
3000 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06615
And check out Brooklyn Brewery! You can drink, eat, learn, and take a brewery tour! Trust me, it’s a good time.
79 North 11th Street between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11249