Women of Beer Night a Success!

Written on March 10, 2014 at 7:55 pm, by BeerMaster

So we did it!

We brewed two beers, tapped a slew of beers brewed by other amazing women, decorated Mike’s restaurant all in (GASP!) pink, and threw a huge event to raise money to send a woman to brewing school! We auctioned off some really rare beers, and raffled off some great stuff as well.

And we have some people to thank!

First of all, Jennifer Muckerman and Half Full Brewery. We cannot thank them enough for opening their doors to us and helping us brew our Saison and Pink Peppercorn IPA. The staff of Mikro learned SO MUCH from Jen and had such a wonderful experience!

Next, thank you to Precious Putnam and the fine people of Beer’d. We raffled off some awesome gear, including t-shirts, a hat, and glasses.

Thanks to Jeff and Denise from Stone Brewing, for donating the GIANT 3L of Double Bastard to auction off.

Thanks to Two Roads Brewery, and to Emily and Meghan for continually helping us.

Thanks to White Birch for donating a pound of hops to raffle off. You made a home brewer very happy yesterday!

Thanks to Dave Fitch for donating your brewing equipment for the ladies’ pilot batch, then for donating a 2000 De Dolle Beer for the auction.

Thanks to Jeff Browning for donating brewing supplies to the ladies.

Thanks to Heather McReynolds and Adam Lang from Sixpoint Brewery.

Thanks to Back East Brewery as well for their donations!

Thanks again to everyone who came down, pitched in, or just gave us support!

For those of you who missed the chance to try Mikro’s beers, you’ll get another chance this Friday March 14! We are pouring both the Spiced Pear Saison and the Pink Peppercorn IPA at Cheshire Wine and Spirits for Team Jennifer event to benefit MS.

-Amanda

 

Beer, Cheese and Cigar Pairing

Written on September 1, 2011 at 8:46 pm, by BeerMaster

In case you haven’t heard yet, the First Annual New Haven Craft Beer Week will be taking place September 12th-18th. In celebration of the week, Mikro will be hosting a Beer, Cheese and Cigar pairing on Thursday September 15th. Tickets are limited and are on sale now at the bar. $40 for a 4 course beer and cheese pairing, an additional $10 to add the beer and cigar pairing. The cheeses will be provided and explained by our friends at Caseus Fromagerie and the cigars will be provided by our friends at The Owl Shop. Also keep an eye out for other events for the week.

Tuesday-Oskar Blues Night
Wednesday-Lagunitas Night (Hop Stoopid ON TAP…need I say more)
Thursday-Beer, Cheese and Cigars
Friday-Sebago Brewing Tap Takeover

Beer Week will be finishing up with Okto-BAR-fest at BAR in New Haven. Mikro has a very limited number of tickets for sale for this event as well.

Oktoberfest Party Sunday 9/25/11

Written on August 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm, by BeerMaster

Oktoberfest is a 16–18 day festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair, with more than 5 million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event.
MiKro will be holding our own Oktoberfest Party on Sunday 9/25/11 to celebrate the occasion. We’ll be loading up our draft lines with oktoberfest styles from germany as well as some american craft versions. Chef Mike will be preparing traditional dishes to accompany the beer and we’re working on the Oompah music. Lederhosen are optional.

Weyerbacher Beer Dinner

Written on May 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm, by BeerMaster

The details for our Weyerbacher Beer Dinner, with Bob Fauteux of Weyerbacher, have been finalized. The event will be Tuesday May 24th at 6:30. Tickets are $65 per person and includes a 4 course dinner paired with 4 different Weyerbacher beers. This price includes tax and tip and tickets are available for purchase at Mikro. And now, the important part…the menu and the beers

Course 1~Jumbo lump crab cake with meyer lemon aioli, shaved asparagus, pickled shallots and frisee paired with Weyerbacher Blanche.

Course 2~ Salt roasted Whole NY strip with chipotle bordelaise, smokey blue cheese yukon gold smashed potatos and braised chicory paired with Weyerbacher Fireside

Course 3~ Bittersweet chocolate terrine topped with bourbon caramel and salty peanuts paired with Weyerbacher Heresy

Course 4~ A selection of local cheeses, fig jam and local honey paired with Weyerbacher Quad

Charity Beer Dinner

Written on April 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm, by BeerMaster

The final details are in for our Local Beer & Food Charity Beer Dinner on Tuesday May 3rd at 5:30. Tickets will be $50.00 per person and all proceeds will be donated to both Camp Rising Sun www.camprisingsun.com and W.A.G www.weadoptgreyhounds.org.

MENU AND BEER PAIRINGS

Cavalry Dog Soldier paired with Two Guys greens-Endive & shaved fennel salad with ruby red grapefruit and Beltane Farms cherve.

(Cavalry Brewing-Oxford, Two Guys-Woodbridge/Hamden, Urban Oaks-New Britain, Beltane Farms-Lebanon)

BBC Cardimom Porter paired with 3B Farms slow roasted pork with sunny dahl lentils and garnet yams, Beaverbrook yogurt, roman mint and cara cara orange chutney.

(BBC Brewing Co-Deerfield MA, 3B Farms-Northford, Urban Oaks-New Britain, Beaverbrook Farms-Lyme)

New England Brewing Co 668 paired with bay leaf infused creme carmel, slow poached barlett pear and black pepper cookies.

(New England Brewing Co-Woodbridge, Urban Oaks-New Britain)

BAR Falconers IPA paired with Beaverbrook Nehantic Abbey and Pleasant Cow cheeses.

(BAR-New Haven, Beaverbrook Farms-Lyme, AZ Apiary-Hampton)

*menu and beers are subject to change based on availability

A couple Beer Dinners in the works

Written on April 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm, by BeerMaster

We have a couple special events in the works. On Tuesday May 3rd we will be hosting a four course Local Beer & Local Food Dinner featuring Conn. beers and Conn. meats, produce and cheeses. Tickets will be $50 each and available soon. All ticket sales for this dinner will be split between 2 charities TBD. And then on Tuesday May 24th, we will be hosting a four course beer dinner with Weyerbacher Brewing Company. Tickets for this event will also be available soon. Complete menus and beer choices will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

Some new beers coming up…

Written on February 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm, by BeerMaster

Keep an eye for a few new tappings coming up this weekend. We’ll be tapping a cask of BBC Pale Ale for Friday night and we’ve got 2 Stillwater/Mikkeller Our Side Collaboration kegs that’ll be seeing action this weekend.

~Cheers

New Valentine’s Day Menu

Written on February 8, 2011 at 2:06 am, by BeerMaster

We will be taking reservations for 2 seatings on Valentine’s day: one at 6 and the next at 8. Please book asap as this event will fill up quickly! Also, please specify any allergies/dietary needs so substitutions may be available for you. (i.e. vegan or vegetarian).

The cost will be $50 per person ,including beer pairings (The beers are are subject to change based upon availabilty.)

The special menu is as follows:

First Course
Butternut Squash & Cocoa Soup, Toasted pepitas, Mexican chocolate

Second Course
Chocolate & Ancho-rubbed Short Ribs, Goat Cheese Polenta, pickled Chilies and Shallots, Wild Mushrooms

or

-Spiced Sea Scallops,Cocoa nib Brown Butter,Toasted Quinoa,Golden Raisins ,Swiss Chard

Third Course
Bittersweet Chocolate Terrine,Toasted Pistachios-Strawberry Quick Gelato

Fourth Course
Chocolate Goat Cheese(Westfield Farm, Hubbardston, MA), Spiked Berries

As always, MiKro gift cards are available upon request!