Dock Street Brewing Company, Philadelphia’s original woman-owned and operated craft brewery founded in 1985, is partnering with Aaji’s, a local coastal Indian food purveyor — also woman owned — to celebrate the launch of its newest beer release, Shikanji Gose, a tart lime ale inspired by the refreshing Indian citrusy beverage of the same name — on Wednesday, August 16.
From 5-8 pm, beer and Indian food lovers alike can stop by Dock Street South (2118 Washington Ave.) for a Shikanji Gose paired with food specials featuring Aaji’s Tomato Lonsa and Chum Chum spice. The beer will be available on draft ($7.50) and in 4-packs ($16) to-go.
Dock Street Shikanji is a 4% ABV tart lime ale inspired by the regional beverage native to Northern India and Pakistan called Shikanji. The Gose is kettle-sourced and spiced with black and Nepalese Timut peppercorns, fresh ginger and fermented with fresh lime puree, zest and juice. Salty, sour, light and refreshing. The label art was designed by Philadelphia-based artist, Lauren Kelly.
The Shikanji Gose can be paired with three specials created in collaboration with Dock Street Brewing Company Executive Chef PJ Freeman and Aaji’s Co-Founder Poorva Korde:
Vegan Pizza ($19) with roasted tomato and Aaji’s tomato lonsa base, roasted eggplant and zucchini, red onion, toasted walnuts, topped with toasted cumin seeds
Marinated Aaji’s Chicken and Feta Pizza ($20) with boneless chicken breast marinaded ini AAJI’s tomato lonsa, with goat cheese, crème fraîche, sautéed spinach, hot peppers and feta, topped with fresh parsley and white garlic sauce
Seared Shrimp Skewers ($8) 4 shrimp seared on a skewer, dusted with AajiI’s Chum Chum spice and served with white garlic sauce
The AajiI’s team will also be onsite from 5-8pm selling their flagship Aaji’s Tomato Lonsa, a flavorful tomato-based topping or base ingredient native to the coastal Indian state of Maharashtra that celebrates sweet, tart, spicy and umami tastes all in one, and their newest product, Chum Chum Spice.
Additional information about the beer, pop-up and Aaji’s can be found here.
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