Notes from the Kitchen…Market District #HoppyHour w/Great Lakes Brewing Co.

February 11, 2014 • Mediternean Baby in the News, Notes from the Kitchen...

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mediterranean baby and great lakes brewery 2Market DistrictlogoMediterranean Baby was invited to be a VIP attendee at the Giant Eagle Market District “Hoppy Hour” last Friday evening! Great Lakes Brewing Co.’s Head Brewer, Luke Purcell (photo below), was pairing selections from their 700+ specialty brews with some delicious small food plates and chocolates!

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It was a great event and we really enjoyed talking with Luke and both Connies from Great Lakes and tasting the Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout

— which is rarely offered outside of the brewery and available at the Great Lakes Restaurant in Cleveland, OH only for special occasions!

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mediterranean baby and great lakes brewery 3Every one at the Market District was fantastic, including Troy, Becky, and the entire culinary team. We also had the pleasure of meeting some of the other Pittsburgh-based Bloggers: The Pittsburgh Mommy Blog, Dinner with Daniel, Should I Drink That, and Eat Pgh.

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My favorite pairing was the Great Lakes Commadore Perry IPA with Gyro Burger Sliders (surprise coming from the Greek girl).  Some other pairings included Burning River with a blue cheese combo and Edmund Fitzgerald with Dark Chocolate Ganashe Parfait.  YUM!!

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mediterranean baby and great lakes brewery 5mediterranean baby and great lakes brewery 7Edmund Fitzgerald is another one of my favorite Great Lakes beers.  I used it in my Beer Cheese Soup w/Roasted Butternut Squash and it helped me win the Farm to Table Harvest Festival Cook-Off last fall!

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If you’re interested in an upcoming “Hoppy Hour” beer and food pairing, check out Market District Robinson! For the next seven weeks, they’ll be hosting “Hoppy Hours” with different brewers and food pairings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are only $10.00 per person.  As my husband would say, it’s worth it all day long! Be sure to bring your I.D. if you’d like to sample the drinks, as they do card everyone.

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Check out the Market District Robinson’s events page for more detailed information.
The Robinson Market District on Facebook

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  4. Pete Tolman says:

    Thank you for coming to our events Nicole, as well as the Crested Duck tasting this past Wednesday! It’s always great to have someone spreading the word and pushing Pittsburgh foodies to explore.

    Keep an eye out for Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin.

    – Pete Tolman (Chef)

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