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A.B.C. Beverage Tastings: August – November 2013


A.B.C. Beverage Tastings
August – November 2013

Atlas Oyster House is proud to present our next installment of Atlas Beverage Classes (A.B.C.) This semester we will be focusing on handcrafted beers as well as two featured spirit brands. In addition to the beverage tasting we will also be featuring small plates paired with each featured beverage, as prepared by Fish House Chef Billy Ballou.

The classes will be held outside, on the Deck Bar, the first Thursday of the month (August through November) and will feature a presenter discussing the highlighted beverages. Classes will consist of four tastings of beverages with four mini appetizers to complement each tasting. Classes will cover the basics as well as specific information regarding the history of the brewery/distillery and their beers or spirits.

There is one class every month, each an hour long. The class begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. Class cost is $20 per person (plus tax and gratuity), per class, which gets each participant one tasting of each of the featured beverages. In addition, throughout the class, participants should be prepared for “pop quizzes,” when we will be giving away T-shirts, beer glassware, gift certificates and more.

August 1: Kona Brewery featuring Kevin Schumacher
Featured menu:
Fire Rock Pale Ale paired with jalapeño poppers
Longboard Lager paired with sweet Thai chili pineapple chicken
Kona Big Wave paired with Polynesian wings
Kona Wailua Ale paired with Hawaiian quesadillas

September 5: Jim Beam Bourbon tastings featuring Chris Willey
Featured menu:
Maker’s Mark paired with bourbon sweet potato chips
Basil Hayden’s paired with bourbon bacon spinach salad
Baker’s paired with bourbon-glazed pork with pecan meunière
Booker’s paired with butter cake topped with bourbon-soaked peaches and caramelized pecans

October 3: Pensacola Bay Brewery featuring Elliott Eckland
Featured menu:
DeLuna German Style Kolsch paired with beer-battered popcorn shrimp
Riptide Amber paired with chicken satays
Black Treasure Whiskey Imperial Porter paired with Porter Ale cheese
Blackbeard Stout paired with marinated beef skewers

November 7: Jameson Irish Whiskey-tasting featuring Brad Larrieu
Featured menu:
Redbreast 12 paired with homemade pub mix
Redbreast 15 paired with pork tenderloin over ginger mash
Jameson paired with braised duck with a banana pancake
Jameson 12 Y.O. Reserve paired with Irish whiskey dark chocolate and red berries

(Note – featured breweries/distilleries may be subject to change)

Seating is limited and reservations are required, so be sure to make yours by calling Lauren Smith,
(850) 516-2324, or email