(ROCKLAND COUNTY, New York) February 11, 2021 – On February 25 at 7pm, Gentle Giant Brewing Company, RCC and the Hudson Market on Main will host its third virtual beer and food tasting, featuring four distinct brews and delicious Italian fare from Russo’s of Pearl River.
Participants will have the opportunity to explore local small businesses in Rockland County and indulge in discounted food and beverages all from the comfort and safety of their own home. While the event is free, all food and beer purchases must be made online before the event. gentlegiantbrewing.com/rcc
Each purchase is enough for two people to enjoy; beer and food pick-up will be at the Gentle Giant Brewing Company, 7 North Main Street in Pearl River. A few days before the event, guests will be emailed the Zoom broadcast link by Rockland Community College.
During the virtual tasting, the audience will be guided through the brewing process and tasting notes of each beer by Gentle Giant Brewing Co. Brew Master, Nick Carnicelli, and home brewer, Jessica Stallone.
The menu for the February 25th event includes:
Meatballs with Procreator Doppelbock—A full-bodied beer (8.4%) with bold malt flavors giving off notes of toasted bread, caramel and raisins, Doppelbock was originally brewed by monks to endure their fasts. This smooth dark “liquid bread” lager is guaranteed to keep you toasty on these frigid winter days.
Pepperoni Garlic Bites with RYEnoceros Rye Saison–Made with a base of pilsner malt, a touch of wheat, oats and some delicious rye malt, this Saison (5%) is fermented at a slightly warmer ale temperature making it bone dry and extremely crushable. In addition, it has been lightly dry-hopped with Motueka hops adding notes of freshly squeezed lime and tropical fruit to the flavor profile.
Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato (cold) with Saurolophus Blueberry Sour–A twist on Gentle Giant’s traditional wheat beer recipe, this version is conditioned with 150 pounds of blueberries along with a lactose addition in the boil kettle. Saurolophus (5.5%) gives off hints of fresh lemon, vanilla pods and juicy blueberries to provide a wonderful balance of sweet and tangy flavors.
Mini Everything Bagel Calzone with Gigantor Double New England IPA–Introducing Gigantor (8.6%), a hazy New England-style IPA brewed with a healthy dose of spelt malt contributing to a soft mouth feel and a sweet biscuit flavor. By ramping up the dry hops with Strata and Mosaic, this brew is redolent of ripe mangos, fresh sliced peaches and dank cannabinoids.
For reservations, visit gentlegiantbrewing.com/rcc
- Beer Only $20
- Comes with four 25.4-ounce crowlers
- Must reserve online by February 19, 2021
- Beer and Food $40
- Comes with four 25.4-crowlers and food for two, provided by Russo’s of Pearl River, NY
- Must reserve online by February 23, 2021
About Gentle Giant Brewing Company
Founded in March 2018 by Matt Worgul, Gentle Giant Brewing Company is a microbrewery, barbecue restaurant and live music venue located at 7 North Main Street in Pearl River. The company believes in offering their patrons More Than Just Craft™, but also provide customers with a memorable experience.
About Rockland Community College’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center
The RCC Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center was created in response to the burgeoning growth in restaurants and tourism in the Mid-Hudson Valley and the resulting need for more qualified workers. The curriculum focuses on New York artisanal food, craft beverages and agriculture. It offers fast-track culinary arts certificate programs, workforce-ready training for veterans and under-served populations, a state-of-the-industry teaching kitchen and a market store with freshly prepared foods for take-out or delivery. For more information on RCC’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts program, visit https://takechargercc.com/nyack-community-classes/