Brewmasters’ Invitational dinner on Wednesday, October 25. Scott Metzger of San Antonio-
based Freetail Brewing will join Chef and Owner Tim Rattray as host brewer. A total of five chefs and five brewers will collaborate to offer a five-course tasting menu.
Accompanying The Granary, the dinner features four guest chefs and brewers, all hailing from
Texas or Colorado. All five chefs, including Chef Steve McHugh of Cured at Pearl, will be paired with a brewer and tasked with creating a course to pair with a specially selected beer. Boulder-
based chefs include Chef Adam Dulye of the Brewers Association, Chef Kyle Mendenhall of Arcana, and James Beard Awards semi-finalist Chef Steve Redzikowski of Oak at Fourteenth.
Along with Freetail, two other Texas born breweries participating are Eureka Heights Brew Co.
of Houston and Hops and Grain Brewing of Austin. The two Colorado-based breweries include
Epic Brewing of Denver and Ska Brewing of Durango.
“It’s an honor for The Granary to be selected as host for the Brewmasters’ Invitational Dinner in
San Antonio this year,” said Rattray. “We’re looking forward to sharing some of our own
traditional Texas barbecue techniques and craft beer specialties while hearing from other great
Texas and Colorado chefs and breweries.”
“We are excited to showcase some of our member breweries at this inaugural dinner.
Partnering brewers and chefs from small and independent breweries and restaurants meets our
goal of showcasing the collaborative spirit of the brewing and restaurant communities,” said
Nancy Johnson, Brewers Association event director. “In addition to an amazing and fun dinner
experience, dinner guests will hear directly from the brewers as they visit each table to chat
about the pairings.”
The San Antonio-based dinner is part of a planned larger program to unite brewers and chefs
whose industries overlap. The Brewmasters’ Invitational encourages shared stories from small
and independent brewers, chefs, and members of the Brewer’s Association so that brewery
members and chefs can better connect in the future.
Ticket prices are $85 per person and dinner reservations are required for guests who plan on
attending. Reservations can be made on Open Table through The Granary’s website www.thegranarysa.com. Dinner intervals are from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and based on the five-
course menu. Stay tuned for menu details.
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