Welcoming longer days and warmer nights, Barons Market announces an evening of perfectly paired food and brews. At its June 21 Backroom Beer Pairing, the family-owned community grocery store and Mike Hess Brewing will pour craft brews and serve summer appetizers at all seven Barons Market locations in Southern California.
“When we picture summertime, we imagine friends and family enjoying food, drinks and good company outdoors in the place they call home,” says Barons Market’s Vice President of Marketing Rachel Shemirani. “We want to replicate that nostalgic, comfortable experience to kick off summer with a Barons twist. Best of all, all proceeds from this celebration go to organizations ensuring all our neighbors have enough food for healthy, active lives.”
Barons’ Backroom Beer Pairings transform loading docks and stock rooms into food and local brew speakeasies. Friends will gather at their neighborhood store to sample Mike Hess brews paired with easy-to-replicate dishes made from the market’s selection of all-natural ingredients.
The warm-weather menu includes:
- 8 West Orange Honey Wheat– Named for the highway to the sun-kissed Pacific shores of San Diego, 8 West is brewed with local orange peel and more than two pounds per barrel of pure California orange-blossom honey – paired with green goddess spring salad.
- Grapefruit Solis IPA – Using only real fruit, this beer kicks it up a notch by taking an awesome San Diego-style IPA and pumping it full of citrusy grapefruit – paired with chicken curry skewers.
- Hoptoitus IPA– Hints of pine, grass and citrus with a semi-dry finish, this beer is an award-winning classic – paired with blue cheese sliders.
- Umbrix– Rich, deep, and intensely complex, the roasted malts give this ale flavors of coffee, chocolate and toffee, while the rye malt and generous hopping rate result in light spiciness – paired with Barons brownie à la mode.
Barons Market will donate 100 percent of proceeds from its San Diego locations to the San Diego Food Bank. In 2016, the local market raised more than $26,000 for local organizations through its Backroom Beer Pairings.
To kick off a summer of food and fun, head to one of Barons Market’s seven Southern California locations from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 21. Tickets will sell out, so purchase yours for $15 today.
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