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Press Release – Central City Tap House to Host Global Beer Network for Belgian Beer Dinner

January 18, 2011

From a Millennium Restaurant Group press release….

Central City Tap House to Host Global Beer Network for Belgian Beer Dinner

KALAMAZOO, Mich.— Downtown Kalamazoo’s Central City Tap House is thrilled to host their first beer dinner since opening in July 2010. On Monday, January 31, they will welcome Pete Larsen from Global Beer Network for a Belgian beer-paired four course dinner.

Global Beer Network prides themselves on the knowledge and fun of Belgian Beer. According to their website, they “are the leaders in Belgian beer culture on the web.” Larsen will bring with him his extensive knowledge, as well as some tasty selections for all in attendance.

The courses, created and prepared by Chef Kirk McKinney, as well as the beer pairings are as follows:

Course Beer Pairing Menu 




Troubadour Blonde  


Assorted Hors Devours
First Wittekerke Prince Edward Isle Mussels 

steamed in Wittekerke beer, served with hand cut frites
and garlic aioli


Second Monks Cafe Wood Grilled Duck Breast Salad 

Winter Greens, Traverse City Dried Cherries,
Feta Cheese, Blis 9 Sherry Vinaigrette

Third Gulden Draak Beer Braised Beef Short Ribs 

Natural jus, Potato Puree, Roasted Root Vegetables

Fourth Cherish Raspberry Chocolate Pot de Crème 

Raspberry Compote, Chantilly Cream


In addition to the above paired beers, other Belgian favorites Petrus Oud Bruin and Bavik Pils—among others—will be offered for tasting as well as purchase.

The event is limited to 35 seats, so reservations are required. As a special offer, the first 15 people to make a reservation will receive a special gift from Global Beet Network.

Central City Tap House welcomes Global Beer Network for a Belgian Beer Dinner on Monday, January 31, starting at 6pm. The event is $39.95 per person, and reservations can be made by calling Central City Tap House at (269) 492.0100

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