I honestly don’t know how this one took so long.  Kirkwood Highlands Brewing has a great brewer, they have a restaurant, how did this great idea not come up sooner?  Well, let’s not get caught up on why and just celebrate the fact that Kirkwood Highlands is finally doing a beer dinner.

This five course meal, which will take place on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30PM, pairs five of Kirkwood Highlands’ handcrafted beers with a meal designed by Chef Jack MacMurray III. After working at restaurants such as Crazy Fish, Wild Horse Grill, and Sage, you know that Chef MacMurray will know how to expertly pair dishes with Brewmaster Dave Johnson’s beer.

Here’s a look at the menu:

Rye APA
Spiced BBQ Shrimp over Boursin Cheese Swirl Rye Crostini

Blackberry Wheat
Brewery Spinach Salad with Warm Goat Cheese, Spiced Nuts and Blackberry Vinaigrettte

Bohemian Pilsner
Tomato Cheddar Ale with Proscuitto Cracklin

IPA
Cajun Roasted Pork Loin with Andouie Suasage Mustard Creole Sauce, Sweet Potato Hash and Spinach

Brown Ale
Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding with Brown Ale Caramel Sauce

Reservations for this dinner, which will cost $45 per person, are required and can be made by calling (314) 966-2739.