Carillon Brewing will host a five-course beer dinner with pairings on Monday, March 25. Staff file photo by Jim Witmer

Carillon Brewery to host 5-course beer dinner that will be — yes — historic

Carillon Brewing Co. on the grounds of Dayton History’s Carillon Park will host a five-course beer dinner led by a certified Cicerone and beer writer and educator David Nilsen of Greenville.

The event will pair five of the brewery’s beers (plus a “welcome” brew) —  all brewed from historical recipes using methods similar to those used in Dayton breweries in the mid-19th century — with five food courses prepared by Carillon Brewing and Dayton History Food and Beverage Director José Calzada.

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The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, March 25 at the brewery and restaurant at 1000 Carillon Blvd. 

Tickets are $55 for members of the non-profit organization Dayton History, and $60 for non-members, and are available online at or by calling (937) 293-2841.

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Here’s the menu for the “Historic Beer + Dinner Pairing” event:

  • Welcome Beer: Carillon Brewing Irish Red Ale 
  • First Course: Bone Marrow with Bread & Bacon Jam, Ginger Pale Ale 
  • Second Course: Scallop & Shrimp Ceviche, Berliner Weisse 
  • Third Course: Braised Short Rib with Creamy Rosemary Polenta and Green Beans, Spruce Ale 
  •  Fourth Course: Pan Roasted Monkfish served with Braised Leek & Spinach, Coriander Ale 
  • Fifth Course: Plum Tart with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Porter Reduction, Beet Ale 

Nilsen and Calzada will guide attendees through each course.