Central Market has fun cooking classes with fun guests. When I saw that Alaskan Brewing was going to be hosting a class, I couldn't miss it. A big thanks to Central Market and Alaskan Brewing for having me as a guest.
The first course started with a seafood crostini. Crisp carbs topped with rich
cheese and seafood? Yep. That's a win.
This lovely bite of heaven was served with the Freeride APA for a lovely
contrast. Something this rich needs to be paired with something that can cut the
For our second course, we had the orange IPA salad dressing over kale and orange
segments. This was paired with a Icy Bay IPA which features a surfer on the
bottle. Orange and bitter kale was a most excellent pairing for the salad and
dressing. The beer was a great cleanser for each bite.
The next dish up was the amber glazed salmon served with veggies and rice. In
addition to providing tasty bites and refreshing sips, they also provided us
tips when visiting Alaska. There are many cruise options to Alaska. When you are
there you can rent a car and blaze your
own adventure. Get salmon when you arrive. It'll be super fresh if you visit at
the right time of the year. Salmon breeds spawn at different times, so as long
as you arrive during the correct window, you might be in for a treat. You can
also go on a tour of the
brewery. There are a number of ways to get to the brewery, and here are
their recommendations if you aren't
coming with a tour group.
Alaskan Brewing has only been in Texas for a few years, but they have been
around the block and collecting their fair share of awards along the way. The
Smoked Porter is absolutely delicious, and I highly recommend grabbing one of
the vertical tasting boxes or keep buying the bombers when you see them
Central Market's Jordan Knowles
and Alaskan Brewing's Terry Nance and
Jon Blakley give us a toast!