American Craft Beer Week at burger, Red, 99 Bottles of Beer in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is hosting many events for American Craft Beer Week

It’s American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) May 16-22, 2011, and Santa Cruz venues including the restaurant burger are hosting a range of activities. See details for burger below. ACBW began six years ago, and 2011 is the first time there will be events in all 50 states.

On Wednesday May 18, downtown Santa Cruz bar and restaurant Red (1003 Cedar St.) is pairing dishes with beers from participating breweries; call 425-1913 for more info.

On Friday May 20, 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall (110 Walnut Ave.) will offer beer from each of the participating breweries. Call 459-9999 for more info.

The restaurant burger (1520 Mission St.) is offering 7 days of special beer and food menus. There will be menu items cooked with and paired with one of each participating brewery’s ACBW featured brews; call 2SC-BRGR for more info. Also see this article for more on burger including its promotion for National Hamburger Day later this month.

Special food items at burger this week will include “jalapeno popper s’mac” and smoked porter bbq back ribs with a side of creamy garlic mashed potatoes (or you can substitute a spinach blue cheese salad).

burger schedule

Monday May 16

Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover & Bike to burger

There will be over 10 draft selections.  Also featuring “bike to burger” promotion: if you bicycle to burger, you can keep the beer glass and refills are only $3

Tuesday May 17

Night Of The Belgians

burger will be serving Belgian ales from magnums and jeroboams including Chimay Grande Reserve and Duvel Limited Edition 2010

Wednesday May 18

New Belgium Tap Takeover & Bike To burger

Over ten draft selections from New Belgium including La Folie, Vrienden and Le Terroir

Food items include pulled pork sliders slow-cooked in Fat Tire, pecorino beet salad with wilted spinach, baby spinach salad with cranberry vinaigrette, Cara Cara orange, and toasted almonds, and arugula/chevre salad with cranberry vinaigrette.

Also featuring “bike to burger” promotion: if you bicycle to burger, you can keep the beer glass and refills are only $3

Thursday May 19

Beer Can Chicken Dinner

Wood-fire-oven-roasted chicken, cole slaw, shoestring fries, and can of beer for $7.75

Friday May 20

Santa Cruz Aleworks Tap Takeover

No other details available

Saturday May 21

Uncommon Brewers Tap Takeover

Food items include pulled pork sliders slow-cooked in Uncommon Brew Golden State Ale

Sunday May 22

Farmer Beer Geek Brunch Buffet

Farmers Market brunch buffet featuring farm fresh eggs, southern fried chicken, wood-fire-oven-made waffles, southern gravy, home fries, bacon, fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits, and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice (price starts at $9.95). Drinks include mimosas, champagne cocktails, bloody marys, and beer.

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