Yes, we moved from Chicago, Illinois to Boulder, Colorado and went to a Goose Island beer tasting. But it was most definitely worth it! Every few months, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse hosts a beer tasting, each time with a different theme.
As you may remember from my Colorado Eats post, Brandon and I were big fans of this place after we tried it for the first time. When Brandon got the email about the beer tasting coming up, we knew we had to check it out. We arrived a bit early so we started out with a BJ’s special, Jeremiah Red.
Once we sat at the table, we were pleasantly surprised to find that there was also food included with this beer tasting. Lots of food, as in four courses of food. After the warm up beer, we enjoyed the fresh watermelon and feta salad which was a deliciously unexpected combination of flavors.
Next course was the gourmet five meat deep dish pizza, which of course was perfect because, well, pizza and beer. Enough said.
The Lemon Thyme Chicken was next, although I wasn’t as crazy about that course (I believe because I was getting pretty full by that point). However, you can never be too full for dessert right?! The night ended with the peach and candied pecan cobbler, which was melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
All in all, we tasted a total of 9 different beers. It was tough to choose, but I have to say I think my favorite was the Sofie. Coincidence maybe, but we also happened to get the trivia question right that won us the Sofie sign that is now hanging up in our kitchen.
So for $30 a person, you really get your money’s worth. We went home with a a full belly of food and beer, and a whole load of goodies!