Monday, November 2, 2009



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:

21st Amendment

  • 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


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