On Friday, February 24 starting at 8 PM, Urban Food Crawl is teaming up with Buzz – downtown L.A., Courtesan Cupcakes, and Raw Bites for Suds & Sweets featuring dessert and beer pairings. Organizer Jen Bardekoff is expecting it to be a “fun event filled with beer and sweets.”
For $35 per person, guests will be served Chocolate Raspberry and Helluva Carrot Halva mini cupcakes by Courtesan Cupcakes and Lavender Lime and Peanut Butter Cup truffles by Raw Bites. Each dessert will be paired with beers from Germany, Japan and the U.S. chosen by the staff at Buzz. 460 South Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013.
Dessert and beer pairings:
Lavender Lime With:
PROFESSOR FRITZ BRIEM: 1809 Berliner Weisse. Complex fruitiness, lactic tartness, funk, semolina bread, pungent honey.
Chocolate Raspberry With:
LOST COAST BREWING: Raspberry Brown. Smells exactly like a framboise but obviously has some malt behind it. The raspberry pops right up at first but is tastefully followed by a toasty, biscuity malty base.
Peanut Butter Cup With:
HANGAR 24: Chocolate Porter. The intense, roasty flavor comes from two types of chocolate malt and raw cocoa nibs. Whole vanilla beans introduced post fermentation add complexity and enhance the dessert-like qualities of this full bodied beer.
Helluva’ Carrot Halva With:
KIUCHI BREWERY: Ginger Brew. Smells Tangy, ginger, sweet fruits, allspice, caramel, a little wood. Fast, strong floral hops, light citrus that quickly fades into a strong ginger character.