It was a Friday night, and the event was hosted across the street from Anchor Brewing Company, another SF landmark.
We ate all kinds of pork and sampled beers from seven local breweries. Our favorites were Almanac's two sours and Drake's Hopocalypse.
|Pork Belly with North Carolina style and Kansas City style BBQ sauce, pork sausages, and apple-bacon pies.|
Pork belly, burgers, and the chicharrones were the highlights on the dinner menu.
|Pork belly being chopped up for dinner|
After eating (emphasis on after), Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats did a pig butchery demonstration, which was fascinating.
Pork chops and pork belly:
Here he is sawing the ribs between the different cuts.
They auctioned off the cuts at the end of the night and even offered instructions to those who wanted to smoke their own bacon or make proscuitto. We didn't bid, but instead were drawn to a beer they paired with a chocolate malt macaron and thick chocolate malted milk. This was an amazing bite.
We ended a great evening with chocolates that had beer and bacon in the ingredients lists!
Can't wait for next year's SF Beer Week.