There has been a lot of debate as of recent about beer and wine, two books came out last year alone about the topic: Grape vs Grain and He Said Beer, She Said Wine. So it’s not surprising to see that we’re seeing the beer versus wine experimentation here in St. Louis as well. Schlafly in conjunction with thebeervswine1.jpg Sheraton Clayton will be hosting a dinner on Wednesday July 30th from 6PM to 10PM where they’ll be comparing and contrasting beer and wine with five different courses. Here’s the full description from the Sheraton invitation:

Sheraton Clayton Executive Chef Christian Gullet, along with Majestic Wines and Schlafly Beer, will be executing a five-course gourmet dining experience that will feature specialty wines and beer strategically paired for each course, in a challenge for culinary top honors!

The “Beer vs. Wine” Dinner includes a welcome reception, commentary by experts and full descriptions of the wines and beers served with each course, and the five-course gourmet dinner experience.

Every guest will receive an attendance gift from Majestic Wines and Schlafly Beer, and the evening will feature a charitable raffle and silent auction. Prizes for the evening’s festivities include a 2-night weekend stay at the Sheraton Clayton, a Schlafly VIP Brewery Tour for Ten, an exclusive magnum of wine from Majestic Wines, plus gift baskets from the Sheraton Clayton, Majestic Wines and Schlafly Beer.

Tickets for the event are $75 per person and all proceeds will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (314) 719-4318. The full menu for this event is available after the jump.

Here’s the menu:

Amuse – Bouche
Pan-seared scallops with creamy polenta and butternut squash puree

Schlafly No.15
Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc

Salad
Arugula with grilled pears, pistachio’s, and ricotta salata

Schlafly Summer Kolsch
Calina Reserve Chardonnay

Intermezzo
Lime-basil sorbet

Entrée’s
Herb crusted and roasted rack of lamb with a mint demi-glaze, chive pureed potatoes and baby summer vegetables

Schlafly Dry Hopped APA
Freemark Abbey Merlot

Finale
Milk chocolate and raspberry mousse on a ginger sable cookie

Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
Edmeades Zinfandel