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Year of Beer Dinner

October 2, 2015 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Take your tastebuds on a flavorful, beer-inspired adventure! As you savor a gourmet three-course meal, Chef Michael Kelly of The Hotel at Kirkwood Center will demonstrate a few of the many unique ways you can include beer in your own cooking. Recipe cards will be provided for each course, and the entree will include a beer pairing.

This event will take place in the auditorium at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. An optional happy hour will begin at 5:30pm prior to the dinner and demonstration.

On the Menu:

First Course
Irish Red Ale Butternut Squash Soup with Goat cheese and Pomegranate Seeds

Second Course
Stout Brined, Chili Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Loin with IPA Cabbage Slaw and baskets of Hearty Beer Bread (includes a beer pairing)

Third Course
Pilsner marinated Apple Pie in a Cheddar Beer Crust

Coffee, Tea and Ice Water

Tickets: $50 for NCSML members, $55 for the general public
The deadline for ticket purchases has been extended to Wednesday, September 30 at 10:00am.

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About the Chef

Chef Michael Kelley is a native of Waterloo. After high school, he joined the U. S. Army, traveling and living all around the world, including Germany, Italy, Korea and Alaska. Retiring from the military in 2010, he enrolled in the Hospitality Arts program to study Culinary Arts at Kirkwood Community College. He graduated in December 2012.

After graduation, he continued to hone his culinary skills while working in the Banquet Department as a Cook, and then Lead Banquet Cook. In July 2015, he was promoted to the position of Chef de Cuisine of the Class Act Restaurant.


The Year of Beer at the NCSML is proudly sponsored by Western Fraternal Life. Thank you to our event partner, The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for our ticketed events unless an event is cancelled/postponed by the NCSML. Thank you for your understanding. 

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October 2, 2015
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, 52404 United States
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(319) 848-8700
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