A few weeks ago, Joe and I went to the first Square Kegs homebrewers get together, and had the chance to meet other homebrewers at this event put on by the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce. The event was at Red Lion, a British pub that just opened up a block from our house, and we had a wonderful time meeting tons of cool people and drinking their tasty homebrewed beers. Among the people we chatted with that night were two other married couples who enjoy brewing together, and we decided in our somewhat tipsy state that it would be a great idea to have a dinner at one of our houses, where everyone brought beer to share, and contributed one of the courses. Sounds like fun, right?
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As we were getting ready for dinner, I pointed out to Joe that we really didn't know our guests at all. Luckily, they weren't psychotic murders, but instead were smart, interesting, all around cool people! We had a fantastic time eating all of the food, and really enjoyed getting to know everyone. We ended the evening with a promise to do another dinner in the future, and I sincerely hope this happens. I think this dinner goes to prove that homebrewers are the best people out there!
|Sonya and Jack brought an amazing assortment of cheese from Pastoral, and Pedro and Angela made delicious homemade biscotti and macaroons. I made grilled chicken, goat cheese mashed potatoes, and roasted green beans and cremini mushrooms. What a great meal we had!|