Beer Dinner with HenHouse and Social Brewery at Comal

August 13th, 2015

On Tuesday, August 25th, Comal will welcome Collin McDonnell from HenHouse Brewing Company and Kim Sturdavant from Social Kitchen and Brewery to join them in featuring a selection of small batch beers paired with dishes by Comal’s executive chef Matt Gandin. HenHouse was founded in Petaluma in 2011; Social Brewery, only steps from Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, was established in 2010. The two breweries have worked together before and this special event dinner will highlight beers from each brewery, as well as a collaboration brew, all paired with the flavors of Oaxaca found in Chef Matt’s dishes. Like previous dinners, the HenHouse & Social Brewery beer dinner will be held in Abajo, Comal’s private dining room.

Both HenHouse and Social Brewing are established new American-style breweries in the Bay Area. The goal at HenHouse is to be fearless and uncompromising in the pursuit of brewing innovative and fresh products. They are focused on hand-crafted quality and have a true love of making beer – as they say on their webpage: “HenHouse is the work of our hands, hearts and brains.”

Social’s beers are produced in-house at their pub, located in the heart of the Sunset district of San Francisco. Their hands-on, small batch approach assures top quality all the way to your glass. They source ingredients from around the world to replicate traditional styles with their own twist. They strive to produce beer that is accessible, balanced, complex, and interesting all in the same sip. Finally, Social believes in finesse, flavor, and delicious, small batch, rustic beer you can’t find anywhere else.

DATE/TIME:  Tuesday, August 25th at 6:30pm
PRICE: Tickets are $60 (inclusive of food, beer and service charge)
RESERVATIONS:  Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow this link:

ADDRESS:  Comal is located at 2020 Shattuck Avenue (at University Avenue) in Berkeley 

Dinner Menu:

Yellowtail crudo w/ fresh coriander, avocado and cracked pepper

HenHouse Saison – Northern French farmhouse-style ale brewed with black pepper and coriander

Jamon Serrano with spiced melon

Collaboration Sterling Cross – Hoppy saison with sterling and brambling cross hops

Grilled chicken livers with chipotle salsa

HenHouse Oyster Stout – Coffee forward stout brewed with oysters

Pork picadillo tamal with mole coloradito

Social Pan Au Chocolat – Belgian brown with lactose and cacao nibs

Flan tradicional with raspberries

Social Tony Tripel – Belgian tripel conditioned with brettanomyces