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Praise for the Beer Chef

"I have been persuaded by extensive testing — better known as eating — that beer and food go together far better than wine will for the average meal. Oh, I’ll grant you that there are fine pairings that can be made with wine, but a diet of heavier flavors, potent seasonings and meat dishes will yield to beer’s superior ability to cut through this complex and thickly rich mélange of tastes. There are many people to thank for that awareness, from Michael Jackson to Garrett Oliver to Bruce Paton."
Jay Brooks - Beer Writer

"We have had the pleasure of doing beer dinners with Bruce Paton for many years now.  He outdoes himself time after time- his dinners are absolutely the best!  Bruce is a master at pairing food with beer, even in the most challenging situations.  One of our all-time favorite pairings was blue cheese flan and duck confit with our Double IPA, Pliny the Elder.  This beer is very bitter and hoppy and can be a difficult match.  But Bruce got this one perfect.  Of all the beer and wine dinners we have attended, this one is still the best food and alcoholic beverage pairing we ever had!"
Vinnie & Natalie Cilurzo, Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, CA

"The magical way that Chef Bruce pairs Beer & Food should have the wine industry very nervous"
Peter McCaffrey, Chef/Owner Wine Valley Catering Co, Napa, CA

Bruce Paton's Dinner with the Brewmaster events are nothing short of brilliant. I know it's not a "destination" or "restaurant" but those lucky enough to attend these events know they are likely the best beer/food experience to be had in the U.S.
Bryan Harrel, Beer and Sake Writer based in Japan