Monday, February 1, 2010
Monday, November 2, 2009
THE BRU/SFO PROJECT IS HERE!
After six great Strong Beer Months with our good friends at Magnolia Pub and Brewery we once again team up with them to debut the first of it's kind. BRU/SFO Project. It's an excursion of Belgian-style and Belgian-influenced beers, six from each brewery. Grab a boarding pass and take a trip to Belgium via Magnolia and the 21st Amendment. The first three beers at each brewery hit the taps on Monday, 11/2 and then both breweries will release a new beer every Monday for the rest of the month. Try all 12 and get the special commemorative glass. This is what we have in store for you this month:
- Via - Belgian Single 11/2
- St. Martin's Abbey 11/2
- Noir de Blanc- Chocolate Wit 11/2
- Brew Libre! Ou Mourir - Belgian IPA 11/9
- Monk's Blood - Belgian Dark Strong 11/16
- Baby Horse - Quadruple 11/23
- Deep Ellum Dubbel 11/2
- Tweezer Tripel 11/2
- Gris-Gris - Belgian Grisette 11/2
- Gordo - Pumpkin Wit 11/9
- Destiny Unblonde - Belgian Pale 11/16
- Paint it Black - Belgian Dark 11/23
MONK'S BLOOD RELEASE BEER DINNER WITH SEAN Z. PAXTON, THE HOMEBREW CHEF - MONDAY NOVEMBER 16TH
Sean Paxton, the HomeBrew Chef, returns to the 21st Amendment Monday, November 16th at 6:30 PM, to create another one of his phenomenal dinners as he's done with us before. Sean's master culinary skills are unique and unlike any other. The real deal. His knowledge of beer, the brewing process and ingrediants leads to some truly amazing things in the kitchen as he works each course giving it a unique, distinctive approach and taste.
Sean and 21A's Shaun (that's two Shawns folks) and Nico collaborated on Monk's Blood Beer this past February for Strong Beer Month, then took the recipe to Belgium where they further collaborated with the West Flander's brewery De Struisse Brouwers, the makers of old world style Belgian beers with a new world approach. They then brought the recipe back to San Francisco this past summer brewing and refining it further before heading out to the 21A production brewery in Minnesota for wider release.
Monk's Blood is the first installment in our new Insurrection Series, a limited edition, four-pack release of a very special beer that rises up in revolt against common notions of what canned beer can be. A Belgian dark-strong, brewed with dried mission figs, Belgian dark candy sugar, vanilla beans and aged over oak chips comes in at 8.3% ABV avaiable later this month in 4-pack cans and on draft at your favorite good beer place. What a fitting dinner event for this well traveled and unique beer. Join the fun with 21A Chef Lorenzo and Sean Paxton as they make culinary history. The price is $95 including tax and tip. Call the 21A today for this will surely sell out. 415-369-0900.
First Course - Fromage & Charcuterie
House-made Pork Pate - Local Sonoma Pig infused with Noir de Blanc and Dried Apricots
Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg and Allspice Corned Pig tongue, Flemish Style Cured Halibut, Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese, Old Amsterdam, Chimay Cheese, Spiced Nuts, Local Breads
The Beer Hunter '07
Brew Libre! Ou Mourir
Second Course - Waterzooi
PEI Mussels, Prawns, Pumpkin, Fennel, Purple Potatoes, Cippolini Onions and Herbs
in a Enkel Spiked Cream Broth
VIA -Belgian single
Third Course - Ravioli Filled with St. Martin's Abbey Braised Lamb Necks
Caramelized Shallots, Thyme and Chanterelle Mushrooms and Dubbel Reduction
St. Martin's Abbey
Fourth Course - Monk's Legs
Duck Legs Slowly cooked in Monk's Blood on a Bed of Ginger Butternut Squash Purée
and Glazed Brussels Sprouts, Pomme Frites with Monk's Blood Aioli
Monk's Blood Belgian dark strong
Fifth Course - Belgian Quad Spiked Waffles
With TCHO Chocolate Whipping Cream, Cocoa Nibs, Noir de Blanc Poached Dried Cherries
Baby Horse - Quadruple
Bourbon Barrel Aged Monk's Blood
Stay tuned for special releases in what is shaping up to be an extraordinary month.
Thanks for your support,
Nico and Shaun
Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
"It pours light gold and clear, topped with a foamy, white head. Sweet watermelon aromas and soft, tart wheat scents tickle the nose. Wheaty, bready notes greet the tongue before watermelon sweetness steps in. Unlike many fruit beers, this one never becomes overly sweet; the watermelon flavor is crisp and focused... this no-nonsense beer is a pure thirst-quencher." -DRAFT Magazine, Spring '09
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
What started out as an idea, I guess all projects start out that way, took it's first concrete step on Monday March, 30th in Lo, Belgium where we brewed our collaboration brew with De Struise Brouwers. What will be a dark strong Belgian beer with aggressive hopping found it's beginnings on a chilly spring afternoon at the De Struise farmhouse brewery. Sean Paxton, the Home Brew Chef, was the match maker between the two breweries and was the third axle in designing this extraordinary brew.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I got this crazy idea about a month ago that with all the Tweetups (that's a meet-up in person for Twitters) that have been taking place at the 21A, why not have a twitter beer. That and the fact that the Twitter headquarters are just a quick walk across the park. If you don't know what Twitter might be, Wikipedia has the elaborate definition, but it is essentially micro-blogging site where users can follow each other and send and receive 'tweets' which are 140 characters or less. Everyday people Twitter, celebrities, companies, spamers and the like. The 21st Amendment has been Twittering since about June of last year and we try to let our followers know about what is going on with the 21st Amendment. I personally feel it's important to put a face, a real person behind the tweets otherwise it comes across as too much of an advertisement. Companies such at VirginAmerica, Southwest Airlines and Ebay come to mind as great twittering companies as they really have fun with the medium.