On Wednesday, July 26 from 5 p.m. until 12 midnight, pioneering craft brewery Saint Benjamin Brewing Company will host Jamaican Jerkfest with guest Chef David Ansill.
For $50 per person, guests will enjoy a tempting Prix Fixe Menu of Jamaican fare, including three courses and a 12-ounce pour of a limited release batch of Export Stout, barrel-aged in Maggie’s Farm La Rve Rum Barrels. Head brewer Andrew Foss will be tapping this special beer at 5:30 p.m. and pouring it straight from the barrel inside Saint Benjamin’s Taproom.
Chef David Ansill’s Jamaican-inspired menu will also be available Prix Fixe or a la carte and will include:
Salt Fish Fritters, salted cod with potato and chiles, breaded and fried and served with spicy mango ketchup
Coconut Shrimp, sweet coconut-coated shrimp with pineapple-ginger coleslaw
Okra and Red Stripe, beer-battered okra with Scotch bonnet mayo
Jerk Chicken, marinated and grilled with secret “granny” sauce and served with French fries or white bread
Steamed Roast Fish, fish filets steamed in coconut milk with garlic, ginger and vegetables
Curried Goat, slow-cooked in coconut milk with cho cho and pumpkin
Dirty Banana, a new take on the traditional frozen banana, coffee and rum drink served in Jamaica, featuring only local Pennsylvania spirits infused with Saint Benjamin’s barrel-aged coffee liqueur
In addition, Saint Benjamin will offer VIP Brewhouse Seating and Brewery Tours throughout the evening. Proprietor Tim Patton will have a full list of brewery favorites on draft, including their Pilsner Prosim, a Czech-style pilsner which recently claimed top honors in the Best Lager Style category at Craig LaBan’s Brewvitational Awards and Franklin’s Abbey Dubbel, a Belgian-style Dubbel which tied for first place in the Best New Beer category at those same Brewvitational Awards.
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