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DOGTOBERFEST VIRTUAL BEER FEST
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DOGTOBERFEST UNLEASHED
A Virtual Beer Experience

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Big Dog’s Brewing Company and ALT 107.5 are hosting Dogtoberfest Unleashed!, a virtual Craft Beer Tasting Experience on Saturday, October 17th!  Delicious Craft Beer, Fun Food Pairings, Halloween Fun, Interviews with the Team @ Big Dog’s, and more!  

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The DOGtoberfest Agenda!

Meet the Cast

Support a great local charity

Drink Some Beers

Enjoy Some Charcuterie

Buy Raffles & Make Donations

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Barrel drawing to be held on Thursday, October 22nd!

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The Cast

Dave & Mahoney from x107.5, Hosts
Dave Pascual, Big Dog's Director of Brewing Operations
Amanda Koeller, Big Dog's Lead Brewer
Sergio Meza. Big Dog's Executive Chef
Josh Brown, Big Dog's General Manager
Michelle Beck, Three Square
Ryan Snyder, Public Coast Farm
Will Leroux, Public Coast Brewing

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The Beers

For each beer, click link below for more information, including tasting notes, pairing recommendations and "Make @ Home" Recipes.

Can I Pet That Daawg? Hazy IPA

Underbite Double IPA

A Dog Gose Woof!

Red Hydrant Ale

Bee-atches Forever

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The Charity

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Three Square, our community's foodbank, is today's featured charity.  Help us raise $5000 for an incredibly worthy, local charity that is helping so many of our citizens during these crazy times. The wizards are Three Square are so good at what they do, they can take a $1 donation and transfoirm into 3 meals for teh food inscure in Southern Nevada!  We're raising money three different ways:  (1) Donate directly via the web page embedded.  Big Dog's will match the first $500! (2) Purchase raffle tickets for our one-of-a-kind painted mini barrel from local artist Trey Shaw. $10 each. All proceeds go to Three Square!  Finally (3) Purchase a four pack of "Can I Pet That Daawg?" Hazy IPA at the brewery and at great local retail supporters like Khoury's Fine Wines & Spirits.  $5 from each purchase will be donated to Three Square! Learn more at https://www.threesquare.org/

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The Charcuterie

Chef Sergio and his team have put togather an excellent charcuterie board, perfectly paired with today's beers.

Cured Meats

Creminelli's Whiskey Salami
Pair with "A Dog Gose Woof!" Barrel Aged Leipzig-style Gose

Spanish Chorizo
Pair with "Underbite" Double IPA

Candied Bacon
Pair with "Red Hydrant" English-style Brown

Spreadable Cheese

Homemade Pimento Cheese
Made with Wisconsin's Roth Grand Cru Surchoix Smoked Gouda & "Can I Pet that Daawg?" Hazy IPA
Pair with "Can I Pet That Daawg?" Hazy IPA

Savory Cheese Selection

Beehive Cheddar Cheese Seahive
Pair with "Bee-atches Forever" Barrel Aged Imperial Blonde Ale with Oregon Honey
Collaboration with Public Coast Brewery (Cannon Beach, Oregon)

More for Tasting!

Kicked Up Mixed Nuts
Homemade hops-infused, sweet and spicy nuts sprinkled with an ancho, cascabel and arbol chile powder

Greek Olives

Figs Spread

Naan Bread

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Can I Pet That Daawg? Hazy IPA

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Can I Pet that Daawg? is our latest version of the popular Hazy-style IPA. In this version, we brewed it with several malts and grains, both domestic & imported. These grains include barely, oats & wheat, to name a few. We paired several hops, including Cascade, Cashmere, Simcoe, and Idaho 7, to give it’s juice-like hop character & smooth light bitter finsh. 6.8% abv.

Tasting Notes

Appearance

Cloudy yellow straw-like color & white head

Aroma

Fruity, tropical, pungent, lime, pineapple, melon, peach, grass, pine

Taste

Juice-like, fruity, smooth hop finish

Body

Medium-full mouthfeel, Soft, Medium carbonation

Hops

Cascade, Cashmere, Simcoe, Idaho 7

Charcuterie Pairings

Homemade Pimento Cheese

Big Dog's Menu Pairings

Fish Sandwich, Country Fried Steak & Eggs

Halloween Candy Pairings

Orange Starburst

Make at Home Pairings

Hazy IPA Shrimp Aguachile

Recipe
Ingredients:
1 lb – Shrimp whole with shell and head on medium
2 each – Serrano chiles stem removed and chopped
2 tbsp. – Water
5 each – Fresh Lime juice (about 4-5 limes)
¼ cup – Red onion thinly sliced
2 tbsp – Cucumbers seeded and diced small
2 tbsp – Fresh pineapple diced small
2 tbsp – Can I pet that Daawg? Hazy IPA
5 each – Tostadas small
Salt & Pepper to taste
Sliced Avocados for serving

(1) If using fresh and never frozen shrimp then rinse them, take the head and shell off and save for other use.
(2) Split the shrimp in half lengthwise and deveine
(3) Place shrimp on a plate, sprinkle all over with the kosher sale and cover with plastic. Let it rest refrigerated for about 1.5 hours but no more than 2.
(4) In a molcajete (mortar and pestle), combine the chiles with a pinch of salt and pulverize thoroughly, then add water and continue to work until the chiles are pureed. If not mortar and pestle, use a blender and add the water and blend until pureed.
(5) Add the lime juice, beer and season with salt and pepper.
In a mixing bowl, combine the shrimp, chili-lime beer marinade, onion, cucumber and pineapple, adjust seasonings and served with toastadas and sliced avocadoes.
(6) Enjoy with a pint of Big Dog’s Can I Pet that Daawg? Hazy IPA

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Underbite Double IPA

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Underbite Double IPA is a hop-dominant West Coast IPA! Makes you wonder: Is there even any malt in this beer? This is a bitter beer! The Chinook hops are the superstar of this IPA; complimented by a fair amount of Amarillo & Citra. The beer has a very dry finish that makes you want to take another sip until the glass is empty. 8.7% abv.

Tasting Notes

Appearance

Pale Gold

Aroma

Citrus, Pine, Pineapple & Grapefruit

Taste

Assertive hop character up front with light bitter finish

Body

Medium-Light

Hops

Warrior, Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo, Citra, Chinook, Chinook and more Chinook!

Charcuterie Pairings

Spanish Chorizo

Big Dog's Menu Pairings

Pulled Pork Sandwich, Old Fashioned Fish & Chips

Halloween Candy Pairings

Pineapple Now & Later

Make at Home Pairings

Red Hound Hoptail

Recipe
Ingredients:
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit juice
Squeeze of Lime 
1 oz. Simple Syrup
Underbite Double IPA

(1) Mix Ruby Red Grapefruit juice, Simple syrup, lime and Vodka
(2) Shake in a shaker tin
(3) Pour over ice
(4) Top with Big Dog’s Underbite Double IPA
(5) Garnish with lime and enjoy!

Please Note: Simple Syrump can be made at home with... 1 cup of sugar, 1cup of water - bring to a boil while stirring and remove from heat once the sugar is dissolved.

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A Dog Gose Woof!

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A Dog Gose Woof is our spin on a Leipzig-style Gose. It will have a clean and refreshing lactic sourness and brininess with aromas of floral, fruit and a touch
of spice. Barrel aging in Jameson Casks for seven months impart Whiskey and wood notes that give even more complexity to the brew. 5.50% abv.

Tasting Notes

Appearance

Hazy Gold

Aroma

Citrus, spice (coriander), slight acidity

Taste

Refreshingly sour, briny, lemon

Body

Light body

Hops:

Hallertau

Charcuterie Pairings

Creminelli’s Whiskey Salami

Big Dog's Menu Pairings

Black Bean & Quinoa Salad, Smokey Brat Mac & Cheese

Halloween Candy Pairings

Frooties Lemon Lime

Make at Home Pairings

Beergarita

Recipe
Ingredients:
1 oz. Agave
1 oz. Orange Juice
½ oz. Lime juice
½ oz. Triple sec
1 oz. Tequila
Fresh Lime
"A Dog Gose Woof!" Barrel Aged Leipzig style Gose

(1) Mix agave, orange juice, lime juice, triple sec & tequila
(2) Shake in a shaker tin
(3) Pour over ice
(4) Top with Big Dog’s A Dog Gose Woof!
(5) Garnish with lime and enjoy!

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Red Hydrant English Brown

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Red Hydrant English Brown Ale is Nevada’s most award-winning brew, having won multiple World Beer Cup and GABF awards throughout the years. This Vegas classic pours a deep mahogany and has notes of caramel malts, biscuit and hint of English hops. 5.6% abv.

Tasting Notes

Apperance

A bright rich mahogany with a creamy tan head

Aroma

Caramel malts dominate with hints of toffee, toasted malt and a touch of roasted barley.

Taste

This English-style brown ale has generous caramel malt flavor and hints of toasted malt along with mild hoppiness

Body

Medium body, with a balanced finsh.

Hops

English Fuggles

Charcuterie Pairings

Candied Bacon

Big Dog's Menu Pairings

Pot Roast Melt, Brownie Sundae, Red Hydrant Chili, Baby Back Ribs

Halloween Candy Pairings

Whoppers Malted Milk Balls

Make at Home Pairings

Pot Roast Melt

Recipe
Ingredients

1 oz. Garlic Butter
1 each Ciabatta Bread
2 each Muenster Cheese Slices
1 oz. Dill Creamy Horseradish Sauce
5 oz. Pot Roast meat shredded
1 oz. Balsamic Sauteed Red Onion
½ cup Au Jus
1/3 cup Red Hydrant Ale Beer

(1) Spread garlic butter on both slices of bread, grilled until golden brown.
(2) Add a slice of Muenster cheese on each slice of bread on the buttered side, melt the cheese.
(3) Heat the shredded pot roast meat on the griddle adding the Red Hydrant ale beer, add some of the au jus to steam the meat. Wait until it evaporates but not dried.
(4) Add creamy horseradish sauce to the bottom of the bread
(5) Grill onions, and place on top of the horseradish.
(6) Place pot roast meat on top of the onions
(7) Place top slice of bread on and make sure cheese is melted and bread is toasted golden brown.
(8) Served with au jus for dipping.
(9) Enjoy with a pint of Big Dog’s Red Hydrant Ale beer.

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Bee-atches Forever

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Bee-atches Forever is an Imperial Blonde, hand crafted with Oregon honey. This brew was a collaboration with our friends at Public Coast Brewing Co. in the beautiful town of Cannon Beach, OR. We used the finest malts and 125lbs of honey brought in from Oregon specifically for this brew. We decided to put the finished beer in fresh bourbon barrels to condition it and age it for a year! You will notice aromas of sweet malt with a touch of honey and bourbon barrel derived characters of whiskey, caramel, and coconut. 10.25% abv.

Appearance

Slightly hazy dark gold to amber

Aroma

Intense sweet malt, touch of honey, strong caramel, whiskey, coconut

Taste

Medium sweetness, malt, honey, whiskey, caramel, smooth for high abv

Body

Medium full, lower end carbonation

Hops

Magnum, Hallertau

Charcuterie Pairings

Beehive Cheddar Cheese Seahive

Big Dog's Menu Pairings

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad, Crème Brûlée Cheescake

Halloween Candy Pairings

Bit O’ Honey 

Make at Home Pairings

Dijon Blonde Ale Sauce

Recipe
Ingredients: 

6 oz. “Bee-atches Forever” Bourbon Aged Imperial Blonde
1 tbsp. Salted Butter
2 tbsp. Hot water
2 tsp. Mayonnaise
½ cup Dijon Mustard
2 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp. White pepper

(1) Let the beer sit at room temperature to let the carbonation settle.
(2) In a medium saucepan, combine the beer, butter, water, mayonnaise and mustard.
(3) Simmer on medium heat for about 30 minutes until creamy.
(4) Remove from heat and add lemon juice, salt and pepper.
(5) Serve with cheese-stuffed shrimp, bacon, chicken cordon blue, eggs benedict

Bee-atches Forever is the fourth collaboration brew between Big Dog's Brewing Company & Public Coast Brewing, including an award-winning collaboration for "Willy Big Dog!" Barrel Aged Robust Poter at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival.  Public Coast also operates a farm near the Oregon Coast where the grow blueberries, apples, hops, tomatoes, and more, including their own fleet of honey bees!

About Public Coast Brewing:  https://publiccoastbrewing.com/

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