Pastrami and Rye (Beers) Bottle Share

Pastrami

I was recently fortunate enough to attend a “Pastrami and Rye Beers”-themed bottle share organized by my friend and local beer enthusiast Matt Thompson. In his invitation, he mentioned that he was in the midst of making five pounds of pastrami and had the idea to pair the pastrami with rye beers.

Us early birds: Srish (host), Matt (organizer) and Mike
Several of the early birds: Srish (host), Matt (organizer) and Mike

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to stay long, but I did enjoy several delicious beers before leaving – folks were generous and brought awesome beers. More importantly, I was able to catch up with several friends I hadn’t seen for a while, as well as meet new friends.

Matt Thompson

Matt is a great cook. In addition to the pastrami, he also made pretzels and marshmallows.

Pretzels

Marshmallows

Pastrami sandwich

Bruery Terreux Saison Rue 2015, 8.5% ABV
Bruery Terreux Saison Rue 2015, 8.5% ABV
North Coast Brewing Old Stock Ale 2014 Cellar Reserve (Ale Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels), 13.75% ABV
North Coast Brewing Old Stock Ale 2014 Cellar Reserve (Ale Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels), 13.75% ABV
An elevated beer pairing: Pastrami Sandwich paired with Old Stock Ale Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels
An elevated beer pairing: pastrami sandwich paired with Old Stock Ale Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels
Super fresh smoked salmon
Super fresh smoked salmon – caught and smoked within the prior 48 hours. Thanks, Michelle H.!
Discretion Brewing Uncle Dave's Rye IPA, 7% ABV
Discretion Brewing Uncle Dave’s Rye IPA, 7% ABV
To Øl Smoke on the Porter, Fire in the Rye, 13.2% ABV
To Øl Smoke on the Porter, Fire in the Rye, 13.2% ABV
Enjoying some last pieces of pastrami
Enjoying some last pieces of pastrami before leaving
Cheers from Matt, Michelle, Michelle, Anne & Mike
Cheers from Matt, Michelle D., Michelle H., Anne & Mike!

Thanks to Matt for organizing the get-together. Special thanks to Srish for offering up his place.

Cheers! Prost! Gunbae!

~Andy