12 September, 2019, 23:50

Hotel Congress hosts eighth annual beer battle “Born & Brewed” (tasty menus included)

Eighth Annual event featuring local beer, food & music.

Breweries, let’s get ready to rumble.

Hotel Congress is hosting the eighth annual Born & Brewed local beer battle from 7 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 14.

Every year, some of the city’s best breweries throw down in a friendly battle, while hoping to earn the title of Tucson’s Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice  — which means you’ve got a handful of beers to taste this year.

General Admission tickets are $40 and VIP Admission is $100 per person.

Each ticket includes beer tastings and a commemorative glass, but different food menus — which will be served by Cup Café. Other perks are included in the VIP Admission.

14sep7:00 pm10:00 pmBorn & Brewed 201915+ competing breweries7:00 pm - 10:00 pm AZ Hotel Congress

Participating Breweries

With the General Admission ticket you’ll have the option to choose one of two menus. The VIP Admission includes a four-course meal, which is in collaboration with Dragoon Brewing Company.

General Admission Menu

  • Pork Schnitzel Slider – fried pork, braised cabbage, caper mushroom sauce, and on a brioche bun
  • Kielbasa Kebab – grilled kielbasa sausage, bell peppers, red onions, on a skewer with a beer rosemary mustard sauce
  • Dragoon Vichyssoise – a cold beer potato soup
  • Soft Pretzel Stick – soft pretzel with a cheese sauce

General Admission Vegetarian Menu

  • Jackfruit Sliders – barbecue jackfruit, lemon slaw, and on a brioche bun
  • Vegetable Kebab – grilled mushrooms, bell pepper, red onion, and on a skewer with a beer rosemary mustard sauce
  • Dragoon Vichyssoise – a cold beer potato soup
  • Soft Pretzel Stick – soft pretzel with a cheese sauce

VIP Admission Menu

First Course
  • Sweet Pear and Parsnip Bisque – with Danish blue cheese crumbles and Maynards Market and Kitchen garden chive oil
  • Paired with the Dragoon Santa Cruz’r
Second Course
  • Arugula Salad – prosciutto, Marcona almonds, dried apricot, and black peppercorn smoked honey vinaigrette
  • Paired with the Dragoon Refraction
Third Course
  • Spiced Cornish Game Hen – stuffed with wild rice melody, plum gastrique, root vegetable, and potato gratin
  • Paired with the Dragoon Stronghold Session
Fourth Course
  • Stronghold Session Crullers – with cocoa nib glaze, coffee ganache, and blueberry Chantilly

Hotel Congress is located at 311 E. Congress St. For more information, call (520) 622-8848 or visit hotelcongress.com to grab your tickets.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.

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