The Divine Cupcake Joins Beer Week

May 11, 2012 at 9:38 pm (Events, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

Okay, we all know wine and cheese go together.  Beer and cheese? Sure, why not? Cupcakes and beer? What? Yes.

Our amazing Kitchen Manager, Eli, and 16 Tons Taphouse and Café owner, Mike Coplin, were the masterminds behind Suds, Sweets, and Smarts.  Five fabulous cake and beer pairings that will blow your mind. Created just for the 2nd annual Eugene Beer Week.

beer and a cupcake

Widmer Imperial Russian Raspberry Stout & Death by Chocolate (photo by Jordan Brown)

-Elysian Avatar Jasmine IPA with Tao of Green(green tea)

-Elysian Peste Dark Chocolate Chili Ale with Swizzle Stick(spicy mexican chocolate)

-Rouge Hazelnut Brown Ale with Salted Caramel

-Widmer Imperial Russian Raspberry Stout with Death by Chocolate

-Boneyard Hop Venom with Carrot Cake topped with IPA Buttercream

The Salted Caramel – Rouge Hazelnut and Death by Chocolate – Widmer pairings were definitely the popular choices of the evening.  However, in our opinion, the Jasmine IPA – Tao of Green “takes the cake”, so to speak.  The floral flavor of the IPA combines with the sweet Matcha cake to create a truly zen experience.

people standing in line

Folks lining up for their pairings.

Only $3 set you up with a mini cupcake and a beer.  That meant trying all five pairings only set you back $15.  Not bad for a night out on the town.  The first 60 folks through the door walked a way with a free Widmer beer glass.

We want to thank everyone who came out.  We would especially like to thank Mike and the 16 Tons crew for setting everything up.

So, next time you’re craving a cupcake, forget the milk and pour yourself a frosty cold brew.


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