The pub serves up traditional pub food and they make the best chicken pot pie I’ve ever had. Seriously, it’s amazing. My husband is partial to the Nacho Burger – and yes, it’s just as it sounds – a beef burger with jalapenos, olives, onions, peppers, tortilla chips, cheese, salsa and sour cream. You may need a napkin.
The latest event at O’Hare’s was a Speed Tasting yesterday afternoon. Eight tables of beer from breweries and importers, ten minutes at each table, and usually about four 2 ounce pours. Couple this with five or six people per group and you have a recipe for a fun afternoon. Beers flowed, appies were served, and 50+ people got to sample almost 40 unique beers. Since it was a Speed Tasting, I thought at the end I’d be exchanging my number with some of the sexy beers and we’d fall in love and live happily ever after. That’s what happens at speed dating, right?
Table 1 – Driftwood Brewing CompanyPouring: Crooked Coast Altbier, Driftwood Pale Ale, Farmhand Saison, Fat Tug IPA
Table 2 – Aqua Vitae ImportsPouring: Moa Methode, Moa Pale Ale, Moa Blanc Evolution, Moa Imperial Stout, Moa Noir
Table 3 – Howe Sound BrewingPouring: King Heffy, Oatmeal Stout, Lager, Pale Ale, West Coast IPA #1
Table 4 – BeerthirstPouring: The Commons Urban Farmhouse, Elysian Loser Pale Ale, West Coast IPA, Logsdon Seizoen Bretta, Elysian Dragonstooth Stout
Table 5 – Parallel 49 Brewing CompanyPouring: Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale, Seedspitter Watermelon Wit, Hoparazzi Lager, Old Boy English Brown Ale, Lord of the Hops IPA
Table 6 – Modern Malt & SpiritsPouring: Lazy Boy IPA, Lazy Boy Belgium Golden, Diamond Knot IPA, Diamond Knot Industrial IPA, Caboose Oatmeal Stout
Table 7 – Afic GroupPouring: Sierra Nevada Summerfest, Brooklyn East India Pale Ale, Brooklyn Brown Ale, Magic Hat #9, New Planet Pale Ale (gluten free)
Table 8 – Beverage ConceptsPouring: Krombacher Pils, Tin Whistle Stag Apple Scotch Ale, Flying Dog Single Hop Imperial IPA, Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout, Renaissance Stonecutter Scotch Ale
Did you keep up with the speed tasting? Thanks to Erinn and Grant for hosting a great event and I’m looking forward to the next one! See you for FNB! If you haven’t been to O’Hare’s in Steveston, check it out. You may just see me there.