Here’s some shameless promotion, but our other restaurant (HomeField Grill) does 5 course beer dinners once a month. My chef does the menu and I do the pairings.
We do not do brewery specific pairings, we do what I feel are legit pairings. Chef usually does a theme for all five courses and we try to push the envelope a lot (last month it was beef, all five courses [my personal fave was the 5 courses of pizza we did last year]). We did bacon last may and this menu just makes me excited ( http://homefieldgrill.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/MayBeerDinnerHFG.jpg):
Bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeños with black berry jelly. Paired with Independence Brewluminati Brouwer’s Dubbel
Smoked ham and collard green soup with a chipotle biscuit. Paired with Real Ale Mysterium Verum Empire
Crisp pancetta over spinach, chevre and asparagus served with raspberry basil vinaigrette. Paired with He’brew Origin Ale
A bacon explosion with juniper berry sausage layered in pork belly and wrapped with cherry bacon. Drizzled with honey molasses BBQ and served with Chefs choice of sides. Paired with New Belgium Fresh Hop
Candied bacon spirals with fried caramel ice cream. Paired with Rogness Rook
Cost: $49.95 per person
Anyone have any links to other unique or exciting menus? I think doing pairings with traditional (New) American or French is less than exciting sometimes.