AleFeast reveals sinfully delicious menus for its 11th year of brew and food

This year’s AleFeast is March 10 at the Dayton Convention Center. SUBMITTED
This year’s AleFeast is March 10 at the Dayton Convention Center. SUBMITTED

Local beer enthusiasts can expect to see some new faces and partake in some new options at this year’s AleFeast Dayton, downtown Dayton’s  celebration of beer and food that will spotlight more than 60 breweries — a dozen of them local —along with 18 food purveyors.

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The event, the 11th such AleFeast since it was created as a winter companion to AleFest, will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Dayton Convention Center in downtown Dayton.

New food purveyors this year include Amber Rose, Crafted & Cured, Pour Haus and Thyme After Thyme Gourmet, according to AleFeast co-organizer Joe Waizmann.

About a half-dozen breweries are new to the event, including Branch & Bone, which opened on Wayne Avenue in Dayton in 2018. More than 60 breweries will be represented. The full list of food purveyors, Waizmann said, includes:

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Amber Rose Restaurant & Catering, Brixx Ice Company, Canal Street Arcade & Deli, Crafted & Cured, Dorothy Lane Market, Esther Price Fine Chocolates, Fifth Street Brewpub, Glasz Bleu Oven, Lock 27 Brewpub, Lucky Star Brewery, Mudlick Tap House,  Ollie’s Place, Pour Haus, Smales Bakery, Thai9, The Pub at The Greene, Thyme After Thyme Gourmet, and Wandering Griffin Brewery & Pub. In addition, a RADS Bloody Mary Bar with Buckeye Vodka and Centerville Pizza Chicken will be offered.

Each food offering will be paired with and/or infused with a special craft beer. Wines complementing the food will be included at each craft beer table, organizers said. Live music will be provided by Nick Mitchell.

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The final list of food and beer being served up at AleFeast has been released, and it has one delicious item after another.

With 18 food purveyors at 18 stations featuring 3-5 International craft beers and 1-2 wines at each there will be plenty for guests to sample and enjoy.

Here's what's on the menu:

Esther Price Fine Chocolates 

Dark and milk chocolate sea salt caramels and peanut brittle made with stout

Craft Beers: Southern Tier Crème Brûlée, Warped Wing Pirogue and 10 Ton Oatmeal Stout, Mashead Single Origin Coffee Stout and Terrapin Sea Salt Caramel MooHoo Imperial Stout

Ollie’s Place 

Corned beef Reubens and pastrami Reubens featuring briskets that are house-aged and smoked

Craft Beers: Moeller Brew Barn Rooster Bock, Avery Hog Heaven Barleywine, Ballast Point Spruce Tip Sculpin IPA, Mother Stewart’s Vienna Lager and Virtue Cider Cherry Mitten with vanilla, cinnamon and bourbon

Wines: Terra d’Oro Pinot Grigio and Clos du Bois Pinot Noir

Wandering Griffin Brewery & Pub 

Muffuletta sliders made with ham, salami, provolone, olive salad on a sesame slider bun

Craft Beers: Lagunitas Undercover Shut-down Ale, Yellow Springs Boat Show IPA, FigLeaf IPA, and Breckenridge White Ale

Wines: Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling & Estancia Merlot

Fifth Street Brewpub 

Sauerkraut balls made with Fifth Street Brewpub From Fire Rauchbier, braised onions, potato, jalapeño, sauerkraut and Reuben sauce

Craft Beers: Fifth Street From Fire Rauchbier and Ice Breaker IPA (both draught), Sweetwater Exodus Jamaican Coffee Porter, Rhinegeist Van Hunks Golden Ale and Elysian BiFrost Winter Ale

Wines: Terra d’Oro Pinot Grigio and Estancia Merlot

Smales Bakery 

Pretzel bites with Fifth Street Brewpub From Fire Rauchbier beer cheese

Craft Beers: Branch & Bone Pretzel Queen (draught), Dayton Beer Company Brown Street Ale (draught), Sierra Nevada Sierraveza and Devil’s Backbone Gold Leaf Lager

Mudlick Tap House 

Cajun deviled eggs with spicy ranch filling, topped with a crispy Cajun cracklin' and Socca chips and Fresno pepper hummus

Craft Beers: Cigar City Jai Alai IPA, Royal Docks Daemonium Belgian Golden Strong Ale, Dogfish Head Perfect Disguise Kölsch and North High Maple Nut Brown Ale

Wines: Folie à Deux Chardonnay and Clos du Bois Pinot Noir

RADS Bloody Mary Bar with Buckeye Vodka 

Centerville Pizza

The Pub at The Greene 

"Banger Dog” — English Banger sausage on a pretzel bun with assorted toppings bar

Craft Beers: Sun King Wee Mac, Deschutes Baltic Porter, Victory Juice Boost IPA, Virtue Cider Maple Mitten with maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and bourbon and Elysian Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout

Wines: La Crema Rosé and 7 Deadly Zins

Crafted & Cured 

Thinly sliced 12-month mountain aged jamon serrano nestled with aged Manchego

Craft Beers: Platform Brut IPA (draught), Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red (draught), Brew Kettle Black Rajah, Old Nation M-43 NEIPA, MadTree Psychopathy IPA and Ballast Point White Wine Barrel AgedSour Wench

Wines: Folie à Deux Chardonnay and Chateau Dourthe Esprit De Pavie Bordeaux

Amber Rose Restaurant & Catering 

Bratwurst mit Sauerkraut

Craft Beers: Hofbräu Dunkel, Lock 27 Locktender Golden Ale, Harpoon UFO White, Oddside Hoppin‘, Mad Double NEIPA with Rye, Warped Wing Superba Pils and Goose Island Next Coast IPA

Wine: Terra d’Oro Pinot Grigio

Thyme After Thyme Gourmet 

Dark chocolate truffles featuring stout, mini carrot cake cupcakes made with red ale and wine gummies made with rosé

Craft Beers: Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Red Ale, New Holland Dragon’s Milk Stout, Alesmith My Bloody Valentine Red IPA and Ballast Point Peppermint Victory at Sea Imperial Porter

Wine: La Crema Monterey Rosé

Lucky Star Brewery 

Toasted French bread with brisket and roasted anaheim peppers

Craft Beers: Lucky Star Mucho Michelada Bloody Mary Cerveza & Chill Pill Czech Style Pilsner (both draught), Founders Breakfast Stout and Jackie O’s Mandala Double IPA

Wines: Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling & Estancia Merlot

Brixx Ice Company 

Chicken Fajitas with Queso Fresco white cheese

Craft Beers: Braxton Haven Hefeweizen, Stella Artois, Sierra Nevada Brut IPA, Golden Road Wolf Pup Session IPA, Budweiser Jim Beam Bourbon Barrel Aged Copper Lager and Sam Adams Cherry Wheat

Wine: Folie à Deux Chardonnay

Glasz Bleu Oven 

Whole Butterflied Shrimp Oreganata in French Butter, Fresh Garlic and Basil Pesto with 16 Bricks Focaccia Bread Crumbs, Umami Tomatoes, Wood Charred Lemon, Saison Infused and Steamed in an Oak Fired Oven

Craft Beers: Yellow Springs Captain Stardust Saison (draught), Star City Building 26 Biere de Garde (draught), Lock 27 Mouth Breather IPA, Goose Island Lolita and Samuel Smith Organic Apricot Ale

Wines: Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc & Clos du Bois Pinot Noir

Pour Haus 

Beer braised short ribs for a crowd with house made pickles, Pimento cheese and grilled onions on a hoagie bun

Housemade beer cheese hanky panky with sausage and grilled onions on toast points

Craft Beers: Crooked Handle The Machine Imperial Stout (draught), Hairless Hare Hazelnut Brown Ale (draught), Oskar Blues Can O’Bliss IPA and Elysian Space Dust IPA

Wine: Chloe Red Blend

Dorothy Lane Market 

Gourmet Cheeses: Belletoile, French Raclette, Harlech, Rembrandt, Manchego and Westminster Rustic Red

Craft Beers: Eudora Mother Fuggle Brown Ale (draught), Devil Wind Cranberry Gose (draught), Christian Moerlein Big Hazy IPA, St. Bernardus Tripel, Goose Island Halia and Deschutes Black Butte Porter

Wines: Blanc de Blue Sparkling Brut & Chloe Red Blend

Lock 27 Brewpub 

Shrimp and grits, blackened shrimp served over creamy pecorino romano polenta, with a Creole cream sauce, bacon, scallion and tomato-onion relish

Craft Beers: Lock 27 Stumbling Nag DIPA & Lock Tender Golden Ale (both draught), Lock 27 Mouth Breather IPA, Alaskan Spruce IPA, Anderson Valley Cherry Gose and Elysian Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale

Wines: La Crema Monterey Rosé & 7 Deadly Zins

Canal Street Arcade & Deli 

Vegan chili and cold sandwiches on rye with Cajun turkey, pesto, horseradish cheese, lettuce and tomato

Craft Beers: Toxic Gem City Ruby Amber (draught), Tröegs Tröegenator Doppelbock (draught), New Belgium Brut IPA, Bell’s Hopslam and 10 Barrel Pray for Snow

Wines: Terra d’Oro Chenin Blanc/Viognier White Blend and Chateau Dourthe Esprit De Pavie Bordeaux

Thai 9 

Vegetable spring roll, chicken spicy roll and chicken pad thai

Craft Beers: 50 West Coast to Coast IPA, Melvin 2X4 DIPA, Rhinegiest Wowie Fruited Ale with Apple, Pineapple, & Passionfruit, Taft’s Wondertub White Sour Ale and Goose Island Gillian

Wines: Blanc de Blue Sparkling Brut and Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc


General admission tickets are $55 in advance and $60 at the door, and are available online and at select Dayton-area beer retailers. Each admission includes 20 samples of craft beer or wine, unlimited food samples and a tasting glass.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, the Dayton Area Rugby Club and Bike Miami Valley.


What: AleFeast Dayton

Where:  Dayton Convention Center, 22 E 5th St, Dayton in downtown Dayton

When: Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Cost: $55 in advance, available online and at select Dayton-area beer retailers, and $60 at the door

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