Book your reservations for the Hop Fest

The Hop Fest Paired Brew Dinner at the Copper Turret will be held Sept. 18 during the 14th Annual Madison County Hop Fest, a fun-filled weekend that starts with a paired brew dinner at 6 p.m. Friday night in Morrisville.

The four-course meal created by executive chef John Wisinewski will be paired with a variety of styles from the following breweries: Landmark, Dundee, Brooklyn, Saranac, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, and Middle Ages. The first course is Garlic & Aged Cheddar IPA Soup. The second course is baby local greens and fig salad. For the main course there is a choice of either of the following: salmon with caramelized greens and heritage mixed greens paired with a pilsner; braised pork shoulder with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables paired with a bock; stout and shallot glazed sirloin with grilled local onions and pomme frites paired with a dark lager; or Bucatini with spicy greens and beemster cheese sauce paired with an American Pale ale.

For dessert there is a choice of local maple syrup and porter poached apples paired with a porter; or baked chocolate mousse paired with a lambic.

Tickets are limited, so reserve your seat by Sept. 8. Reservations can be made by ordering them online, or by sending a check payable to the Madison County Historical Society. Tickets for the dinner are $40.

When making your reservation please indicate your entree and dessert choices. All the breweries selected for the paired brew dinner at the Copper Turret will be on the society's grounds on Saturday Sept. 18 and Sunday Sept. 19 under the Brewery Sampling Tent. Tickets for the brewery sampling are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and available at Kraig's Kegs in Sherrill, the historical society, or online at mchs1900.org. Join The Copper Turret, The Colgate Inn, Ye Olde Landmark Tavern and Meyers Chocolate under the Taste of Hops Tent on Saturday for more delicious food and beer pairings.

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