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Hours
Sunday thru Thursday 5:30-10pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30-11pm
Front bar opens at 5pm nightly

Beer Dinner with HenHouse and Social Brewery at Comal

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

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On Tuesday, August 25th, Comal will welcome Collin McDonnell from HenHouse Brewing Company and Kim Sturdavant from Social Kitchen and Brewery to join them in featuring a selection of small batch beers paired with dishes by Comal’s executive chef Matt Gandin. HenHouse was founded in Petaluma in 2011; Social Brewery, only steps from Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, was established in 2010. The two breweries have worked together before and this special event dinner will highlight beers from each brewery, as well as a collaboration brew, all paired with the flavors of Oaxaca found in Chef Matt’s dishes. Like previous dinners, the HenHouse & Social Brewery beer dinner will be held in Abajo, Comal’s private dining room.

Both HenHouse and Social Brewing are established new American-style breweries in the Bay Area. The goal at HenHouse is to be fearless and uncompromising in the pursuit of brewing innovative and fresh products. They are focused on hand-crafted quality and have a true love of making beer – as they say on their webpage: “HenHouse is the work of our hands, hearts and brains.”

Social’s beers are produced in-house at their pub, located in the heart of the Sunset district of San Francisco. Their hands-on, small batch approach assures top quality all the way to your glass. They source ingredients from around the world to replicate traditional styles with their own twist. They strive to produce beer that is accessible, balanced, complex, and interesting all in the same sip. Finally, Social believes in finesse, flavor, and delicious, small batch, rustic beer you can’t find anywhere else.

Details:
DATE/TIME:  Tuesday, August 25th at 6:30pm
PRICE: Tickets are $60 (inclusive of food, beer and service charge)
RESERVATIONS:  Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow this link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/933845

ADDRESS:  Comal is located at 2020 Shattuck Avenue (at University Avenue) in Berkeley 

Dinner Menu:

Yellowtail crudo w/ fresh coriander, avocado and cracked pepper

HenHouse Saison – Northern French farmhouse-style ale brewed with black pepper and coriander

Jamon Serrano with spiced melon

Collaboration Sterling Cross – Hoppy saison with sterling and brambling cross hops

Grilled chicken livers with chipotle salsa

HenHouse Oyster Stout – Coffee forward stout brewed with oysters

Pork picadillo tamal with mole coloradito

Social Pan Au Chocolat – Belgian brown with lactose and cacao nibs

Flan tradicional with raspberries

Social Tony Tripel – Belgian tripel conditioned with brettanomyces 




Comal welcomes Fort Point for beer dinner

Friday, January 16th, 2015

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Beer Dinner with Fort Point Beer Company at Comal

On Tuesday, February 10th, Comal will welcome Matt Colling from Fort Point Beer Company for a special SF Beer Week dinner featuring a selection of their small batch beers paired with dishes by Comal’s executive chef Matt Gandin. Founded in early 2014 by brothers Tyler and Justin Catalan in the Presidio of San Francisco, Fort Point has quickly developed a following at Comal, prompting the restaurant to make the brewery the first beer dinner in their ongoing series of producer dinners that have brought winemakers including Arnot-Roberts, Wind Gap, and Donkey & Goat, as well as farm partners like Copala Organics. Like previous dinners, the Fort Point Beer dinner will be held in Abajo, the restaurant’s private dining room.

Fort Point Beer Company is a new American brewery – the product of the country’s thriving craft beer culture, shaped by deeply San Franciscan values: quality craftsmanship and a spirit of innovation. They create balanced, thoughtful beers that reference traditional styles but are by no means bound to them. For Tyler, Justin, and the brewery team, brewing is the confluence of creative expression and refined technique. The goal is for their beers to tell a story, inspire an idea and be thoroughly enjoyable.

The brewery resides in an historic Presidio building that was formerly used as an army motor pool. Head Brewer Mike Schnebeck has developed a deft and impassioned brewing style over the past years at Mill Valley Beerworks and leads the pioneering spirit of the beers.

Details:
DATE/TIME:  Tuesday, February 10th at 6:30pm
PRICE: Tickets are $60 (inclusive of food, beer and service charge)
RESERVATIONS:  Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow this link: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/762203    ADDRESS:  Comal is located at 2020 Shattuck Avenue (at University Avenue) in Berkeley

Dinner Menu:

Wild gulf shrimp steamed in hoja santa leaf

Tosca – Kölsch-style ale brewed with yerba santa

Salad of grapefruit, jicama, cucumber and mango with chile arbol and lime

Park – Refreshing and hoppy wheat beer

Roasted duck tamale with mole negro

Westfalia – Nuremberg inspired red ale

Wood fire roasted chile ancho leg of lamb with shelling beans and braised greens

Manzanita – smoked Altbier brewed in collaboration with Freigeist

Flan tradicional with candied kumquats

Saint Francis 12 – Belgian Quad brewed in collaboration with De Struise