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Brewer V Brewer: Drake’s & HenHouse

It’s a battle of the brewers! We’re pitting Drake’s Brewing Brewmaster DeVonne Buckingham against HenHouse Brewmaster Collin McDonnell for an epic Valentine’s Day beer dinner battle royale. Join us at Drake’s Dealership in Oakland as these friends/foes duke it out over delectable dishes and debut their newest collab creation. YOU will determine which brewer wins ultimate bragging rights by best pairing their beers to Chef Emily and her Dealership crew’s six-course prix fixe menu in this evening of cutthroat camaraderie. Since it’s Valentine’s Day, Chef Emily is focusing on edible aphrodisiacs to sprinkle a little love on this epic showdown.


The event will begin with a casual schmooze fest starting at 6:00pm, seating and dinner service will start at 6:30pm sharp. As you eat your way through a ridiculous array of dishes, the brewers will present their beer pairings and explain why they chose what they chose, allowing you to ask questions, engage in friendly discourse and ultimately cast your vote. Who will take home the title? That’s entirely up to you!

Ticket price includes a 6-course meal, 11 beer pairings, a private dining experience and an open discussion session with the brewers. Tax and 20% gratuity are included. Must be 21+ to attend. Limited seating available!


  • COURSE 1:
    Oysters Rockefeller with spinach and shallot puree topped with a panko crust. Raw miyagi oyster topped with house-made kohlrabi kraut, togarashi oil, toasted sesame, dashi, salt and flowering cilantro.
  • COURSE 2:
    Tenderloin steak tartare with capers and anchovies, served with avocado mousse and quail egg yolk.
    House-made dashi and shoyu broth with roasted tofu, green onion and bonito fish flakes.
    Maple glazed Salmon with lemon roasted asparagus, spiced carrot puree, Za’atar oil, Bulls Blood and puffed black rice.
    Ciabatta, Queen of Sheeba farms honeycomb, pink lady apple and orange blossom, served with Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog, Brillat Savarin triple cream and sharp cheddar cheeses.
    Decadent cacao butter chocolate bliss balls with added elements of heat, salt and umami.

All tickets include 6-course meal, 11 beer pairings, beer cocktails during the mingling hour, a private dining experience and open discussion session with these industry leaders. Service fees, tax and gratuity are included. No menu substitutions, must be 21+ to attend. Limited seating available!

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