Monday, February 22, 2010 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
AGAINN will discuss the lore of barley wine with an exclusive dinner. The reception is priced at $75 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity), and includes a four-course menu which begins with Shallow Poached Loch Duart Salmon followed by Braised Hereford Beef Cheeks; Lincolnshire Poacher (British cheddar cheese) and a Gianduja Chocolate Tart for dessert. Barley wine pairings courtesy of Jeff Wells of DOPS Distributors will also be available to talk about the history of barley wine throughout the evening. Limited seating is available and reservations are required. Barley wine is a style of strong ale originating in England back in the nineteenth century. The wine typically reaches an alcohol strength of eight to 12 percent by volume and is brewed from specific gravities as high as 1.120. It’s referred to as barley wine because it can be as strong as wine, but since it is made from grain rather than fruit it is in fact beer.