Well, for a start, there is a Beer Week in Atlantic City.
New this year, and with the Beer and Music Festival serving as its showpiece, AC has expanded the sudsy celebration to a whole week or so.
The fun begins on April 4 with the Beer Week Kick-Off Dinner at Mia in Caesars. It’s a six-course pairing of intrguing dishes paired with equally intriguing beers from craft brewers such as Weyerbacher, Troegs, Dogfish Head, Yards, and Oskar Blues. Not that long ago, Lisa enjoyed a wonderful beer dinner at Mia and it wil be the same chef preparing this meal as well. The cost for the evening is $115 per person.
And then, you got the massive Beer and Music Festival on April 5 and 6 at the Convention Center. We attended the very first one, which was pretty big in it own right. But now, great googlymoogly, it’s a beast! The list of participating breweries is top notch and lengthy, the food is good local fare, and you have a fun musical lineup that includes The Bouncing Souls and Reverend Horton Heat. There are three sessions that you can attend, from Friday night through Saturday evening. Each session is four hours long and the cost is $56 per person at the door. As of this writing, the Saturday 6PM to 10PM session is sold out, so you should try and get your tickets online and save yourself $5 in the process.
Sunday will be no day of rest. There’s the annual Brewers Brunch at WL Goodfellows in Galloway from 11AM to 3PM. There wil also be a brunch going on at Firewaters at Tropicana starting at 10AM.
And, there will the first of three beer and cooking demos going on at Viking Cooking School at Harrah’s. On Sunday at 4PM, it’s Brooklyn Brewery pairing their beers with dishes. Goose Island takes over on Monday, and then it’s an all-Jersey beer event with Gary Monterosso and Chef Barbie Marshall on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Gary is back for the Suds, Surf and Turf dinner at Phillips Seafood at The Pier Shops starting at 7PM. For this dinner, Chef Paul Drew matches his cooking skills with the brews of Tuckahoe Brewing for five courses. The cost for the dinner is $79.
Want more? Look for beer-related specials at Harrah’s locations such as Dos Caminos, Luke Palladino, Sammy D’s and Bill’s Burger Bar.