Last week the Samuel Adams crew hit Gastown’s Irish Heather for an evening to celebrate some of “The Classics”; in this case a beer & fish fry with a large dose of trivia. Ten teams of four gathered to answer questions in four trivia sessions and compete to win some great Irish Heather and Heather Hospitality gift certs. We were all treated to couple pints along with a tasty fish fry and had some fun debating the very intense trivia questions as one of the official trivia teams.
Michael and I seem to fair quite well in most trivia competitions, and we had brought in pals Cathy Browne and Kelly Marion to band together to form a diverse knowledgeable team. However, the Irish-focused trivia questions were challenging and even the fully Irish teams that had gathered were at a loss for answers.
Luckily the beer and fish worked better together than our team did, but we had endless fun regardless! There’s just something about fish and chips and beer that match, especially when it’s the right beer. The chef used the Samuel Adams Beer in the light and crispy batter, and the combo of the refreshing beer sips lightened the appropriate greasiness of the fish and side of crispy hand-cut fries. The pairing made us almost forget our mid-range finish in the trivia comp.
We hadn’t had the Heather’s fish and chips before, although we often stop in for their Long Table Series, a dinner at, you guessed it, their long table. Usually it involves a nice roast and a local craft cider or beer.
Check the fall’s schedule out here. LTS
About Samuel Adams
Samuel Adams was one of the first “craft beers” to hit the American market in 1984 when the beer landscape was vastly different from what it is today. Jim Koch, a Bostonian with five generations of brewers behind him, set out with his great-great grandfather’s recipe and homebrewed the first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager in his kitchen using only traditional brewing processes. Jim hand-delivered samples around Boston, and in April 1985, Samuel Adams Boston Lager made its debut in about 25 bars and restaurants in Boston, all while only having two employees. Samuel Adams helped lead the craft beer revolution, reviving a passion for full-bodied brews that are robust and rich with character.