Next week, Dario’s will host another celebration of Belgian brewing and beer gastronomy. Limited seating is available for a four-course beer pairing dinner featuring several classic warm-weather beer styles.
Saison, perhaps our favorite summer beer, is a refreshing and complex low-alcohol style of pale ale traditionally brewed in farmhouses for consumption by farm workers; this family will be represented by Hennepin, a spicy, citrusy, well-hopped Saison by Brewery Ommegang from Cooperstown, New York. Flemish Red Ale is a fascinating oddity, a sweet-and-sour style with notes of fine balsamic, tart cherries, and malty sweetness; its balanced intensity makes it surprisingly quaffable and food-friendly. Our pick in this style is Monk’s Cafe by Brouwerij van Steenberge. Gouden Carolus Cuvee van de Keizer Rood, a bright, blonde and delicious strong golden ale, and Kasteel Cuvee du Chateau, a rich and malty strong dark ale, will round out the program. Read more