Beer lovers rejoice: the Keystone Science School's fourth Annual Science of Beer Dinner takes place Friday at the Quandary Grille in Breckenridge.
The event features a four-course meal, each paired with a beer crafted by either Pug Ryan's Steakhouse and Brewery, Dillon Dam Brewery, Breckenridge Brewery or New Belgium. Brews are incorporated into the food, like a pan-seared mahi mahi with a Breckenridge Brewery agave wheat and lemongrass broth, ginger jasmine rice, baby bok choy and pineapple salsa.
"Whether or not you're a fan of beer, this event is for anyone interested in learning something new," said Ellen Reid, executive director of Keystone Science School. "The brewmasters share what goes into crafting new beers and how they can be paired with food. The Quandary Grille chefs work with the brewmasters to design a delicious four course meal to complement the brews. It's a nice way for KSS to get to know and thank the community that supports us all year."
Proceeds benefit the science school. This year's fundraising goal is $5,000.
For those who don't drink beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages are also available.
This year, the fundraiser is aligned with the science school's Harvest Camp, meaning that parents who already have their children signed up for the weekend don't have to worry about a babysitter, according to The Keystone Center spokesperson Megan Missel.
"Our goal is a fun alternative for local adults," she said. "It's just a real relaxed event.