Beginning at 5 p.m., Prairie Grass Cafe guests aged 21 and over will be offered complimentary 2-oz. tastings of three featured craft beers ($10 minimum food order is required). The three Lakefront beers being featured are: Fixed Gear, Pumpkin Lager and 25th Anniversary Imperial Stout.
Fixed Gear is a big, bold American red ale. A brilliant floral-citrus aroma, thanks to an aggressive dry hopping, caramel flavors balance the citrus bite that comes from Chinook and Cascade hops.
Pumpkin Lager - using real pumpkin and a proprietary blend of spices made here in Milwaukee for us by the acclaimed Spice House, our brewers lager this beer for 4 full weeks. This extra time gives the Lakefront Pumpkin Lager a deep, smooth richness that no ale can match.
25th Anniversary Imperial Stout - a rich imperial stout with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, and cherry purée. A strong chocolate aroma arises, followed by sweet malt and mild tart cherry. The full, dense mouthfeel yields a malty sweetness followed by chocolate, cherry, and vanilla flavors, then finishes with a slight alcohol warmth, leaving roasted malt and chocolate notes until the next sip.
Brewers change every Tuesday throughout October, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy tasting fifteen different artisan beers throughout the month, which has five Tuesdays in 2013.
“We know that many of our guests have gotten the craft beer bug, and so we thought October would be a good time to educate people about some of these amazing local brews,” said Chef Sarah Stegner who, along with Chef George Bumbaris, is the restaurant’s co-owner. “We often take for granted that wine is the beverage to pair with food, but we also think that artisan beer, when correctly chosen, also enhances the dining experience. With Craft Beer Tuesdays and our 3-beer sampling, we will give our guests a head start in finding one they really enjoy. Beer lovers should come in and give them a try!”