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Brix Project Beer Dinner: Craft Beer + Foodie Fantasy

It’s not often you get a chance to indulge your inner craft beer geek, foodie and style hound all at the same time. On Monday, May 29, however, you’ll get to do just that at Playalinda Brewing Company’s inaugural Brix Project Beer Dinner.

For the first time since opening, the brewery will close its doors to the public to make way for this exclusive, gastronomic gathering. The evening will feature a four-course meal, developed under the creative culinary direction of Brix Project Executive Chef, Justin Medina. At the heart of the experience will be Playalinda’s craft beer, hand-picked to pair perfectly with the flavor profiles of each new course, and served up by Playalinda’s Brewmaster himself, Ron Raike.

Only 47 tickets have been issued, making the up close and personal behind the scenes access to the brewery part of the appeal of the evening. Both Raike and Medina will be on hand throughout the evening to discuss the food and beer pairing, along with an open-format for questions, behind-the-scenes access, tasting and more.

The menu will consist of a Tuna Tartare appetizer, followed by a second course featuring Lamb Lollipop. The entrée, Blue Cheese Crusted Filet, will be followed by a rich and decadent dessert course. Beer pairings and other beverage offerings are still under wraps, but will be shared through the events Facebook page as the menu continues to develop.

Tickets for this exclusive event include both tax and gratuity, and cost $75 per person. Tickets are available now, and can be purchased here. 

Background – Playalinda Brewing Company – Brix Project opened its 16,000 square foot distribution brewery and brewpub in September 2016, and has become a fast fixture for both locals and visitors alike. The brewery, housed in a stylishly renovated former lumberyard, is the Titusville-based Playalinda Brewing Company’s second Brevard County location. Under the experienced direction of Brewmaster and Certified Cicerone Ron Raike, Playalinda has developed a strong following, and is known throughout Central Florida for brewing well-balanced, highly drinkable craft beer. Playalinda joined forces with Cavalier Distributing in November 2016 to launch distribution across central, east and northeast Florida.

Written by Michelle Mulak