Blackstone Valley Tourism Council brought Culinaria to Bucket Brewery last night. Blackstone Culinaria is an ongoing food tour of Blackstone Valley establishments, designed to acquaint area residents and visitor alike with comestible venues throughout the area. The hook that separates this food tour from other dining out experiences is the included demonstration provided by the the night’s hosts.
In the Case of Bucket Brewery Brewmaster, Erik Aslaksen, was on hand to provide an in-depth tour of the brewery as well as a beer tasting. Even the Kitchen Drudge got into the act, by providing snacks to pair with the Bucket brews.
The evening was conducted by BVTC Special Projects Manager, Lisa Castellone and council President Bob Billington was also on hand to greet guests.
Brews tasted were Pawtucket Pail Ale, Bucket of Gratitude (BOG) cranberry-orange farmhouse ale, 13th Original Maple Stout and Park Loop Porter. Erik even went out on a limb and mixed up a pitcher of my Watermelon Shandy, which was a surprise hit!
Bucket Multigrain Beer Bread made and appearance along with some tasty cheese and chili oil cocktail crackers and sweet sneek-peek (and taste) of the Kitchen Drudge’s Bucket Brewery Pawtucket Pail Ale Butter Caramels.
Some of the Kitchen Drudge’s past recipe posts were discussed and debated. Here are some reminder links for those who chatted with me last evening: