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Bacon is the New Black – Surly Girl Beer Tastings are Back!

Posted by cmh gourmand on November 26, 2008

The Girls at Surly Girl Saloon are not surly at all – if anything they are sweet – especially when they make cupcakes. Carmen Owens, co-owner, is one of the hardest working and most creative restaurateur’s I know. She has an eye for great cupcake combos. The last SGS beer tasting was a blowout success (and it was on my birthday no less). We may see the return of the bacon cupcake if all goes well and if not another killer cupcake of the non bacon variety.

Here is the lowdown:
Dateline November 26th, from SGS

Sunday, November 30, 5pm – Beer Tasting with The Beer Chick

Kris Eley, one of the Top 50 women beer raters in the world, will lead you on a tour of 7 of Surly Girl’s draught beer styles, paired with fruits, cheeses, and a few Surly standards including a savory cupcake. $30 at the door. $25 if you buy a ticket at the bar ahead of time. Space is limited.

Surly Girl Saloon

1126 N. High St.
Short North
614.294.4900
Hours 11 am – 2 am

Update 12/01/08
We had bacon and blue cheese cupcakes.

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IPA’s vs. Belgians; Surly Girl and The Beer Wench

Posted by cmh gourmand on June 3, 2008

My friend and podcast co-conspirator, the Columbus Beer Wench along with Surly Girl Saloon (co-owned by my pal Liz Lessner) have a beer tasting event coming up. For in depth information see more at the Beer Wench site.


Here is the press release


Beer, Cheese and Cupcake Tasting

SUNDAY JUNE 8, 5 – 8PM

Surly Girl Saloon, in conjunction with The Columbus Beer Wench, invites the citizens
of Columbus to explore the uncharted territory of a beer, cheese and cupcake pairing on Sunday, June 8th.

The theme of the actual beer tasting will be a battle of India Pale Ales versus Belgian Ales. Tasters will learn the different nuances of each of the two styles, all while enjoying delicious fresh baked cupcakes and select styles of beers and cheeses.

New update (June 6th – stolen straight from Surly Girl’s weekly events e-mail)

$20 gets you a pairing of 4 intense Belgians with 4 ridiculously good cupcakes (made by the tough and lovely Lara Yazvac) and 4 amazing IPA’s with 4 delicious cheeses.


Cupcake tasting and tweaking happened yesterday and we had some very happy staff. Bacon cream cheese frosting was to die for. No, seriously. We all almost killed each other trying to lick the bowl. Mmmm…bacon. Think that’s going to be our only non-veggie product though for the non-omnivores among us.

So the cupcake lineup is now:
Piraat Triple IPA with an orange and cardamom cupcake
Brasserie des Rocs Grand Cru with a Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown Ale and cheddar cheese cupcake with bacon cream cheese frosting
Lindeman’s Framboise with a lemon rosemary cupcake
Lindeman’s Pomme with a goat cheese cupcake

(Post Post Script June 8th…..late in the evening)

The event was at attended by 20 plus people. The Stilton was the cheese that pleased all. And it is now official – bacon is the new black, most people loved the bacon icing.

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