A couple beer dinners for your consideration: on Sunday April 15th, you can drink away your tax woes (or your refund) at this Almanac Beer Co. brewmaster’s dinner with Reform Club and chef Eric Ehler of Seoul Patch. Check out the Asian-influenced menu here. It will be your first chance to taste the new Almanac spring release of their Biere de Mars with Fennel from Heirloom Organic Gardens. $40 per person; beverage pairing $25. Reservations are available here. At Specchio, 2331 Mission St. at 19th St.
On Thursday April 26th, chef Sarah Kirnon of Miss Ollie’s is back with cicerone Sayre Piotrkowski for Beer & Soul, a night of Caribbean soul food paired with local brews from Dying Vines and Craftsman Brewing Company. You can view the menu and pairings here. The dinner will be at The Starline Social Club in Oakland, and it sounds like there will be musical performances and DJs as well. Starline’s resident mixologist, Troy Bayless (formerly of Flora) will be making Caribbean-inspired cocktails, too. $60 (tax and gratuity included). Tickets here. Guests select a half-hour block to be seated, starting every half hour from 6:30pm-9:30pm. 2232 Martin Luther King Way at W. Grand, Oakland.