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August 2017 Brewsletter

Summer is coming to an end but before that happens we've got some really exciting events coming up including the Allagash Lobster Bash and the very first release of beer from Urban Roots Brewing!

As some of you may know, our owner Rob Archie has partnered with brewmaster Peter Hoey to open up Urban Roots Brewing & Smokehouse in downtown Sacramento. Over the past few weeks, Peter has been brewing collaboration beers with Three Weavers, Alvarado Street and Cellarmaker. They'll be debuting these beers at Empress Tavern on September 7th, during an event for the California Craft Beer Summit and we hope you'll join us! More information and the link to purchase tickets is below.


Urban Roots Collaboration Release Party at Empress Tavern

Join us for the release of 3 collaboration beers masterminded by Urban Roots head brewer Peter Hoey. Peter has gone up and down the state to produce collaboration brews with Alvarado St, 3 Weavers, and Cellarmaker. We're shuttin' down Empress for this event to release these beers!

Attendees will receive 1 10-ounce pour of each of the 3 collaboration beers. Attendees will also receive a choice of either an Empress Burger, Fried Chicken or a Fried Green Tomato Sandwich (vegetarian). Additional drinks will be available for purchase at the Empress Bar. No other food (other than what is listed above +fries) will be available.

This event is not a seated dinner (though there will be some first-come-first-served seating available). Food and beer will be stationed in different parts of the restaurant for guests to access. Guests are encouraged to roam around.

Ticket includes a 15% service fee and taxes.. This is a 21 and over event. Menu is subject to change. Space is limited.
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Allagash Lobster Bash
Saturday August 26th
All Day Event

Once again our friends at Allagash Brewing Company are flying out fresh lobsters and supplying us with rare beers for what will be a full day of food and fun.

We'll be serving up lobster specials all day long and pouring these rare Allagash brews: Avance, Emile, Jospehine, Cuvee d'Industrial, Mattina Rossa, Windfall, Curieux, White, Hoppy Table Beer &  St. Klippenstein.

This is an all day event with free entry, no tickets needed. Lobster specials and rare beers available for purchase while supplies last.


Disco Ninja Release Party
Thursday August 31 at 5PM

Join us on Thursday August 31st for the Sacramento can release of Disco Ninja, a Hazy NE IPA collaboration by Revision Brewing and Shoe Tree Brewing.

This is the first Hazy IPA from Revision and only their second can release. Cans will go on sale at 5PM sharp. We will also have Disco Ninja, Leafy Greens, and Citra Revenge on tap until the kegs kick!


Cellarmaker Beer Dinner

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Friday night to kick off Sacramento Beer Week at our Beer Dinner with Connor and Tim from Cellarmaker. We had a great time listening to stories from Connor and Tim and enjoying all of the delicious beers they brought with them. Chef Brett and Greg put together a killer menu including a Chili Glazed Pork Belly that was to die for. If you haven't experienced a Pangaea Beer Dinner yet then you should certainly add it to your to-do list! We will have some great beer dinners coming up in the next few months, sign up for the Brewsletter at the bottom of this page to be the first to find out about what's coming up next.

Sacramento Beer Week is upon us! 

Join us on Friday night for the Cellarmaker Beer Dinner.


Tickets are on sale now at the cafe for our Cellarmaker Beer Dinner this Friday, March 3. Chef Brett and Chef Greg have been working hard to put together a truly excellent menu to pair with Cellarmaker's amazing beers.  We're excited to announce here what we'll be serving:

First Course
Dim Sum: Shrimp and Chicken Gyoza, Steamed Pork Bun, Fried Spring Roll
Paired with Mahr's Brau (Bamberg, Germany) Ungespundet Unfiltered Lager

Second Course
Chili Glazed Pork Belly w/ Cauliflower Puree, Bull's Blood, Apple Daikon Salad, Garlic Chips
Paired with Cellarmaker The Glow Pale Ale

Third Course (Double Course)
Baked Chile Relleno w/ Beer Braised Chicken, Red Rice, Queso Oaxaca, Red Chile Sauce, Cilantro, Sour Cream
Chile Verde w/ Crispy Polenta, Pickled Red Onions and Fresno Chiles
Paired with La Cumbre (New Mexico) Elevated IPA and a TBD West Coast IPA from Cellarmaker w/ Simcoe, Citra and Centennial

Fourth Course (Dessert)
Brulee Bananas, Buttermilk Ice Cream, Butter Cookie
Paired with Cellarmaker Wagoner Porter

Fifth Course:
Cellarmaker Bourbon Barrel Vastness of Space, Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels

Tickets are going fast, so stop by the cafe today to grab one before they're gone.

We will be closed to the public on Friday evening for this special event.


Miller Time! Nick's Picks Vol. 1 - Saturday, March 4th
While Brett and Greg are prepping hard for the dinner, Rob is making his way down to the Bay Area to pick up kegs for our Miller Time!, our event curated by former SN&R editor and beer lover Nick Miller.  Here's what we have incoming for the tap list on this Saturday, March 4:

Faction (Alameda, CA)
-Alternative Facts Session IPA
-Hemi 5.4 Pale Ale
-Hop Soup Double IPA

Drake's (San Leandro, CA)
-Cocoa Caliente Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter with Cocoa Nibs and Ancho and Chipotle Peppers
-Hopocalypse Green Label Double IPA

The Rare Barrel (Berkeley, CA)
-Dubious Vacation Oak-Aged Golden Sour w/ Strawberries, Peaches, Pineapple, Apricot
-Apropos of Nothing Oak-Aged Golden Sour w/ Elderberries and Lavender

Temescal (Oakland, CA)
-TBD Pale Ale

Fieldwork (Berkeley, CA)
-Grove Stand Double IPA
-Coffee and Milk IPA
-Galaxy Sauce Double IPA

Barebottle (San Francisco, CA)
-Tahoe Sunrise West Coast Style-IPA
-Espresso Macchiato Nitro Coffee Milk Stout

Alameda Island (Alameda, CA)
-Island Haze NE-Style IPA

Novel (Oakland, CA)
-Agnostic Amber Ale

If you're a fan of both Pangaea and hops, this event isn't to be missed.  The fun starts at 2:00 PM and goes until close or we run out of beer!

Cheers to Beer Week, stay tuned next week for more information on Sante Adairius Night and the Barrel-Aged Beer Night & Pig Roast!