Sam Calagione, the Founder and President of Dogfish Head, is a big deal. He’s often at high-profile events, like the recent SAVOR craft beer and food festival in New York City. But in a few days, he’ll be right here in Asheville.
“Sam has spent time with us at our Chico brewery, but we’d like to give him a warm welcome to our North Carolina home,” says Brian Grossman, co-leader of Sierra Nevada’s Mills River brewery. “We figured let’s toss him right into the culture with an awesome meal and some blazing strings.”
Isis Music Hall will host the Thursday, July 25 event, which will include a beer dinner that starts at 5:30 p.m. and a live performance by The Infamous Stringdusters with doors at 8:30 p.m.
The beer dinner will be six courses, prepared by both Mike Mahoney of Isis Restaurant and Music Hall and Jason Roy of Biscuit Head. There are no dishes listed yet, but they promise to “pay homage” to the location of both breweries — think Southern fusion and coastal-inspired fare.
The beers will be a mix from the two breweries, and include deep tracks like Barrel Aged Ruthless Rye from Sierra Nevada and 2005 Olde School Barleywine from Dogfish Head.
“I’ve been itchin’ to head south to check out Sierra Nevada’s East Coast digs and check in on Asheville’s renowned craft beer scene,” says Calagione. “What better way to celebrate than with a night of great beer, inspired food and high-energy bluegrass? Can’t wait.”
The cost is $80 for the entire night (dinner and show), but the show can be attended on its own for $15.
Tickets are available on the Isis Restaurant and Music Hall website starting Thursday, July 11: