Beer & Food

Announcing HopChef Competition coming to Boston on May 21st!



For the second consecutive year, Brewery Ommegang is bringing its acclaimed HopChef competition to the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts on May 21st. Leading local chefs will face off in a beer and food pairing culinary competition using Ommegang’s Belgian style ales to compete for the title of Boston’s HopChef 2014.  This year’s line-up of competing chefs includes:

Each chef will create one dish showcasing their imaginative beer and food pairing skills to be judged by a panel of esteemed beer and food-industry professionals.  The Boston judging panel includes’s Will Blunt, Craigie on Main Chef Tony Maws and Editor Chris Furnari, with more to be announced shortly.

Join us in Boston on May 21st to sip, savor, spectate, and vote for your favorite beer and food pairing!


Competition Details:

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Time:  7:00 – 10:00pm

Location:The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116


Tickets are $65 each and include samples of each chef’s signature dish, accompanying Ommegang beers, a commemorative Brewery Ommegang glass, People’s Choice voting, music and merriment!

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Dragons Are Coming to Dinner


Game of Thrones fans and beer lovers, rejoice! Dinner is coming.
To celebrate the debut of their new Game of Thrones-inspired beer, Fire and Blood Red Ale, Brewery Ommegang is hosting a dinner event so bold it’ll take two chefs to create. Brewery Ommegang’s Executive Chef Evan Brown will face off against Chef Teddy Folkman from Granville Moore Restaurant in Washington, DC, to serve a Game of Thrones-inspired dinner at Café Ommegang on Saturday, March 15.

Guests will enjoy a six-course beer-pairing dinner and take home a bottle of the new Fire and Blood Red Ale with custom glassware. Guests will also have the chance to buy additional bottles of Fire and Blood prior to the beer’s release at the brewery on Sunday, March 16 at noon, a full 18 days before the national beer release on March 31.

The menu for this six-course dinner includes:
-French onion soup consummé with brûléed gruyere foam paired with Rare Vos
-Parsley and roasted root vegetables with a roasted marrow and caper vinaigrette and sourdough toast paired with Hennepin
-Seared quail, ancho chili and blood orange gastric, fried livers, frisse, and a smoky essence paired with Fire and Blood Red Ale
-Beef heart, brisket and Abbey Bolognese with black pepper pasta and poached egg paired with Abbey Ale
-Lavender-smoked steel head trout with poblano and cauliflower purée and watermelon radish paired with Houblon Chouffe
-Shortcake with sweet yogurt, toasted peanuts, dried fruit, and blood orange caramel paired with Glimmerglass.

The evening begins with a beer tasting at 6:30 PM followed by dinner at 7 PM. Reservations are $125 per person and may be purchased in person at the Brewery Ommegang gift shop or by calling (607) 544-1800 ext. 832 between noon and 5PM. GBDGF dinners sell out quickly so please call early to reserve your seats.



Meet the Chefs: HopChef Chicago




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Seven of Chicago’s hottest chefs will compete for culinary honors at Brewery Ommegang and SAVEUR Magazine’s HopChef Chicago culinary competition.  Cleetus Friedman of Fountainhead,Cosmo Goss of Publican Quality Meats, Tim Cottini of Fork, Jacob Saben of Graham Elliot Bistro, Alex Ageneau of Paris Club, Craig Fass of The Bad Apple and Rick Gresh of David Burke’s Primehouse will battle for the title of HopChef Chicago July 1 at 7:00 pm at Paris Club. Meet the chefs here.

Each chef prepares a dish paired with an Ommegang ale, then presents and defends their dish to a panel of local and national food critics including Shelley Young: CEO of The Chopping Block, Ray Daniels:  Founder of Cicerone Program, Chris Gerber GM at the Aviary, Laura Sant: Assistant Digital Editor and more…

HopChef Chicago tickets are $60 before July 1 / $75 at the door.   Admission include tasting dishes and open bar, with a portion of proceeds going to support Common Threads.

Can’t make it? Follow #HopChef to get a full glimpse of the action.

Brewery Ommegang Presents: HopChef Boston

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Brewery Ommegang and Saveur Magazine are bringing their beer and food pairing showdown HopChef to Beantown — at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts  on June 26 at 7pm.

The drool-worthy line-up of Boston-area chefs, including Andy Husbands of Tremont 647Michael Lombardi Jr. of The Salty PigJosh Smith of Franklin CafeJosh Harrison of Publick House and Brian Young of Citizen Public House will each create one dish showcasing their imaginative beer and food pairing skills. The dishes, all paired with Ommegang ales, will be served sustainably on beautiful VerTerra dinnerware to a panel of judges, and to all attendees, to taste and score. As it all goes down, great beer will partner with great food to help out a great cause: a portion of proceeds from HopChef Boston will benefit the Boston Center for the Arts.

In the weeks leading up to HopChef, follow the action on Twitter with #HopChef as chefs taste Ommegang beers and create their competition dishes – all with a some inevitable smack-talk.

HopChef Boston tickets are $60 before June 25 / $75 at the door.   Admission include tasting dishes with open bar, with a portion of proceeds going to support the Boston Center for the Arts.


Watch as HopChef Philly Chefs Feed Mike Jerrick on Good Day Philadelphia


While it’s true that the fierce #HopChef competition is heating up kitchens all over Philly, this clip proves that in the end… all’s love in beer and food.

Watch Chef Lucio Palazzo of La Calaca Feliz (also known as the face behind the Team Lucio tee) and Chef Eli Kulp (also known as the leader of Philly’s finest R&D Ninjas) as they put their smack-talk aside – joining together to feed Mike Jerrick on Good Day Philadelphia.

Watch the clip here: Chef Lucio Palazzo and Chef Eli Kulp Cook with Beer


HopChef Philadelphia is happening next Tuesday, April 23 at 7PM at Union Transfer.  Tickets are $53.50 with a portion of proceeds going to support Mural Arts Program – with efforts supporting Groundswell.

Buy Tickets: Union Transfer