Today I was treated to a taco and beer lunch, in celebration of “Red Truck Beer” being part of next week’s “Tacofino Beer Dinner Series”, as the kickoff brew of choice.

“Tacofino” will be partnering with a six of local breweries at its Hastings location, in order to host a monthly series of five-course beer focused dinners beginning on January 25 and continuing through to spring and summer. The goal is to pair “Tacofino’s” popular west coast tacos and burritos with a variety of beers from said participating breweries. The series will kick off on Thursday, January 25, 2018 with a custom, five-course menu in collaboration with “Red Truck Beer Company”. Tickets to this and each dinner run at $50 per person. The cost includes tax, gratuity and ticketing fees. They are two seatings at 6pm and 8:30pm on listed days.

For the kick off you can expect the following tacos and Red Truck beer pairings.

Scallop Taco: grapefruit, rukola, chipotle mayo, cilantro
Paired with Red Truck Wicked Smaht IPA

Smoked eggplant taco: squash, queso fresca, sriracha, cilantro
Paired with Red Truck Blue Santa Cask

Steak taco: pineapple, black chili mayo, pickled carrots, daikon
Paired with Red Truck Dark Lager

Braised Wild Boar: brussel sprouts, cranberries, feta, serrano peppers
Paired with Red Truck Imperial stout

Milk Rice: pudding, berries, cinnamon
Paired with Red TruckBlackberry Bourbon Ale

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The other dates for their beer dinner series are as follows:
Thursday, February 22, 2018: Tofino Brewing Company
Thursday, March 29, 2018: Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
Thursday, April 26, 2018: Strange Fellows Brewing Company
Thursday, May 31, 2018: Four Winds Brewing Co.
Thursday, June 28, 2018: Port Moody Brewers Row (The Parkside Brewery, Moody Ales, Yellow Dog Brewing Co. and Twin Sails Brewing)

But as I mentioned earlier, as a teaser of what can be expected. I got to enjoy some “Tacofino” steak taco paired with the entire assortment of “Red Truck” beers that will be featured at the beer series. As expected the steak was cooked tender, full of flavour with the lightly picked carrots, pineapple, and daikon adding freshness and tang. And the generous coating of black chilli mayo rounding it out with some saucy goodness.

The suggested beer pairing with this is the “Red Truck” dark lager, but I will let you in on a little secret, all of their beers taste great with any hand held like this. I truly find that “Red Truck” makes compatible beers. They take a drinking occasion and produce their beers to compliment it. They are easy to drink and enjoyable for beer enthusiasts and weekend drinkers alike.

This taste is enough to have me looking to attend the actual event. I can only imagine the food fresh and having the beers ice cold; along with sharing the restaurant space with a rambunctious and like minded crowd – how fun!