[UPDATED] Celebrating Our Brew on Island Time: Beer Pairings Dinner Tomorrow Night!

Update: For last night’s dinner behind-the-scenes, visit this Flickr set where all 157 photos are slowly but surely uploading!

The Back Forty Beer Co. portfolio. Kudzu is the only one that hasn’t creeped its way on-island. Yet!

On the heels of a warm welcome in Miami in August, Michael’s Genuine Home Brew is now available for the first time in the Cayman Islands! I’ve been on the rock since yesterday enjoying and sharing on Instagram all the fun little offerings chef Thomas drops by my bar pop-up office.  This trip a taste of what he’s working on is all about the meat; our beer storage closet has been overrun by charcuterie of all kinds. From South African biltong and pepperoni to spreadable ‘nduja and pancetta…  Just delicious!  We’ll be conducting some more staff training this afternoon on Home Brew and Michael arrives today to join in the fun of sharing the story behind the product. Tomorrow is the raison d’etre, our multicourse beer-pairings dinner at the restaurant on at 7:00 p.m. to mark the occasion.  For more information on the style of beer, ingredients, and partnership with Back Forty Beer Company, please visit our Home Brew page online and connect with Michael’s Genuine Home Brew on Twitter @MGHomeBrew and on Facebook.  Saturday’s beer dinner is a celebration of craft beer in four courses including pairings. See menu below, subject to change and hope to toast with you tomorrow night!

Pastry chef Adriana with her beignets working for tomorrow night’s porter-infused dessert!


Rock Shrimp Terrine
dill-pickled long beans, rye bread, beer mustard, micro mustard

Homemade Biltong
frisée, 7-minute local egg, avocado, dried olives
Peak Organic, Pale Ale

Home Brew Steamed Mussels Anson Mills brown rice, orange segment, freshly grated turmeric, crème fraîche, chive oil
Back Forty, Michael’s Genuine Home Brew, American Ale

Roasted Leg of Lamb parsnip purée, grilled fennel, pearl onions, Meyer lemon, capers, tarragon, saffron oil
Back Forty, Truck Stop Honey, Brown Ale


Granny Smith Apple Beignet
Flying Dog Imperial Porter-cocoa ice cream
Flying Dog, Imperial Porter