Carey Institute pairing dinner to star its own beers

Local beer fans who keep up with developments in the field may have heard of, or read about, the many undertakings of the Carey Institute for Global Good.

The Helderberg Mountains facility has hosted a variety of events related to hops, brewing and marketing. Now, it will make use of all its facilities by hosting a beer-pairing dinner at its Carriage House Restaurant in cooperation with its own Helderberg Brewery incubator operation.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 25. A cash bar will open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6. Overnight lodging at the Institute's country estate is available, and a buffet breakfast will be served on Sunday morning. Ticket prices vary depending on the package selected, with details and reservation information available online.

The menu:

• Beer and cheese soup with crispy pancetta, Parmesan crisp in sourdough bread bowls (Helderberg Brewery Saison)
• Ember-cooked sweet potato with housemade straccieatella (Helderberg Brewery Porter)
• Housemade pappardelle with local ground beef Bolognese sauce (Helderberg Brewery Pilsner)
• Roulade of local chicken with kale, apples and walnuts, piped potatoes and roasted Brussel sprouts (Helderberg Brewery Fresh Hop Pale Ale)
• Chocolate tart with porter ganache and bourbon caramel (Our Kriek)

The Carey Institute is located at 100 Pond Hill Road, Rensselaerville, Albany County.
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