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Meet The Owner Of Belgium's St. Feuillien Brewery At Fountainhead

By Lorna Juett in Food on Oct 17, 2012 8:40PM


St. Feuillien Brewery has produced some of the finest Abbey-style Belgian beers for the last 139 years. With that long history of sticking to a formula and making it work, it may come as a slight surprise that they have turned to a modern American brewery, Green Flash out of California, to produce some interesting twists on some old styles including Bière De L’Amitié; a hopped out blonde Belgian strong, and Friendship Brew; a black saison.

If you find this as curious as we do, stop by Fountainhead on Monday Oct. 22 to talk to St. Feuillien Brewery owner, Dominique Friart. Starting at 7 p.m., Friart will be available to answer questions about her historic, family-owned brewery, and discuss the collaborations with Green Flash. Also of note, there will be informal beer pairing menus available inside Fountainhead, and also on their heated rooftop patio beginning at 4:00p.m. The pairing menus include the collaboration beers, as well as tastings of beers brewed by St. Feuillien and Green Flash alone.

Here's what to expect:

Main Bar Pairings
- Nosh Platter: olives, white anchovy, assorted cheeses, cabre verde, prosciutto, & almonds, paired with Green Flash Green Rayon Vert
- Blue cheese fondue with poached pear & sourdough, paired with St. Feuillien Blonde
- Monkfish & beef short rib mushroom ragout paired with collaborations Bière De L’Amitié & Friendship Brew
- Chipotle beef enchiladas, paired with Green Flash Hop Head Red
- Apple cider spice cake, paired with St. Feuillien Brune

Rooftop Garden Pairings
- Chipotle beef enchiladas, paired with Green Flash Hop Head Red
- Blue cheese & poached pear panini, paired with St. Feuillien Blonde
- Beef short rib & mushroom stew, paired with Friendship Brew

Fountainhead is located at 1970 West Montrose Avenue