Five-Course Malt Liquor Pairing Dinner at Ermanos April 20

Five-Course Malt Liquor and Bologna Sandwich Pairing Dinner
4:20 p.m., Thursday, April 20
Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar
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Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar is hosting a five-course malt liquor and bologna sandwich pairing dinner on Thursday, April 20.

“Just because bologna and malt liquor are inexpensive doesn’t mean they can’t dress up nicely,” said Matt Kraiss, executive chef at Ermanos. “We’re in the 21st century, we don’t reminisce about tea and cucumber sandwiches.”

Seats are $69 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Don’t worry, Kraiss is making sure guests are getting their money’s worth. Guests won’t receive their next course until they completely finish their malt liquor from the previous course, all of which are served in 40-ounce goblets, he said. Additionally, guests who tape the forties to their hands and finish their meal without removing the forties get to eat for free.

Great value aside, malt liquor’s light, crisp taste is a natural pair for bologna.

“King Cobra’s lemon-malt cake aftertaste cuts right through the fat,” Kraiss said. “Olde English has a sweeter profile like a dessert wine, so it’s the perfect way to end a perfect evening.”

Malt Liquor Dinner Menu

First Course
  • Deconstructed Bologna Sandwich – bologna pâté, siphon white bread toast, coarse-grain Williamsburg mustard
  • Paired with Mickey’s Fine Malt Liquor
Second Course
  • São Paulo Mortadella Sandwich – sautéed Mortadella, buttered Barrio levain, candied tomato jam, Steel Reserve barrel-aged Dijon
  • Paired with Steel Reserve 211 High Gravity Lager
Third Course
  • Ramen Spam Burger – flash-fried instant ramen bun, applewood-smoked Spam, 167 egg, pickled pineapple salsa, market ramps
  • Paired with King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor
Fourth Course
  • Scrapple Tartine – cast-iron scrapple, Dutch crunch, Gruyère whiz, Johnny Appleseed’s apple butter
  • Paired with St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor
Fifth Course
  • Tucson Neapolitan – house-made chocolate-mesquite cookies, Sonoran vanilla gelato, strawberry-shortcake-chicharrón crumble
  • Paired with Olde English 800

Tickets are not available to this April Fools’ Day event as the content above is fictional. For actual news, check out Ermanos Second Anniversary party that actually is occurring April 1.

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