Skyloft Beverage Director Louie Palmerin is one proud papa … and deservedly so … as Palmerin has skillfully crafted the largest and most innovative selection of craft beers in Laguna Beach.

Now, Palmerin and Skyloft Chef Arthur Ortiz are raising the bar even further with monthly craft beer dinners, entitled “Taps & Tastes.” Set for the 2nd Wednesday of every month, Taps & Tastes premieres at Skyloft on Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 6:00 p.m. The price is $55 (tax and gratuity not included), and reservations are required at (949) 715-1550.

At this first Skyloft Beer Dinner, the great Stone Brewing Company representatives will be educating guests on at least six 6-ounce selections. The frothy tastes only get better with a 6-course paired dinner menu from Chef Arthur. “When you work with a great beer company with a variety of options, you have to pull out all the stops,” says Chef Arthur.

“We will be tasting pale ales, Belgian style ales, porters and stouts, so the paired foods have to both hold their own and compliment these great beers.”

The decadent 6-course menu includes Fried Green Tomatoes with spicy avocado dressing; Chef Arthur’s homegrown Gumbo recipe with pulled chicken, smoked andouille sausage and garlic sticky rice; in-house Smoked Salmon with lemon dill aïoli; Black Cherry Glazed Ribs, best-selling Brussels Sprouts with charred, Cajun-seasoned pork belly bacon and, finally, crowd favorite Key Lime Cake.

Again, reservations are required in advance at (949) 715-1550.

Future Taps & Tastes beer dinner dates are set as follows: Wed., Dec. 7th (with Point Loma’s Modern Times Brewery); Wed., Jan 11th, Wed., Feb. 8th; and Wed, March 9th. Mark your calendar and watch for upcoming announcements on each month’s

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