On Wednesday, April 9, Birroteca will host a beer vs. wine dinner, showcasing the beers of Union Craft Brewing and the wines represented by Maryland-based distributor Tenth Harvest. A multi-course, family-style meal will be served along with dessert, and each dish will be accompanied by one beer and one wine.
“We’re putting it up to each person to decide which they like,” said Birroteca’s operations manager Michael Moran. “You’re not getting told to choose, you’re choosing for yourself.”
Two wine producers represented by Tenth Harvest—Airfield Estates and Lone Birch—will compete in the wine category. Both wineries are located in Washington State and are family-owned and operated. Wines being entered in the competition include Airfield Fly Girl White Blend 2012 and Lone Birch Pinot Gris.
Union Craft Brewing, founded in Woodberry in 2011, will be competing with beers that include Rye Baby IPA, Snow Pants, and Balt Alt.
The beers and wines will accompany dishes like from striped bass crudo to Berkshire Farms pork shank, with each drink specifically chosen as accompaniments. After the courses have been eaten and the beverages have been tasted, guests will have the opportunity to decide whether they are team hops or team grapes.
“Hopefully, the real winners will be the people who are dining,” Moran said.
The tasting will last from 7-9 p.m., and will cost $60 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 443-708-1934.