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A brewer’s library dinner at 21st Amendment in SF

By William Brand
Sunday, December 30th, 2007 at 3:09 pm in Uncategorized.

21st Amendment interior 2007

The 21st Amendment on a Christmas holiday Saturday recently.

If you can afford it and you hurry, there’s a bang-up Brewer’s “library” Dinner happening Jan. 11 at 21st Amendment Restaurant & Brewery in San Francisco. Cost is $120 and the dinner’s limited to 20 people, hosted by 21st co-founders Nico Frecia and Shaun O’Sullivan.

What’s a “library dinner” you ask? Beer libraries are stocks of beer from months or even years past that brewers keep for reference, to give them an idea of what how a beer made in the past tasted. In this case the library belongs to Shaun.

“For the past 7 years Shaun has amassed a collection of unique, rare and aged beers from other brewers, visitors and on his travels around the world and it is time to open up the cellar and try these extraordinary beers with great food,” the 21st said in an e-mail.

Dont know what beers there will be, but here’s the menu:

21st Amendment
Brewers Library Dinner

January 11, 2008

6:30 PM

  • Hand Passed Amuse Bouche
  • Sea of Cortez Scallops with Morel Mushrooms and Sauce Americain
  • Roasted Acorn Squash Gnocchi in “sguazet” with White Truffle and Shaved


  • Salad of Haricot Vert with Gratin Galapagos Island Shrimp and Roasted Hop


  • Intermezzo
  • Mari e Monti- Roasted Niman Ranch Tenderloin and Maryland Striped Bass with Fine Herb Bernaise Sauce
  • Chocolate Lava Cake with Crème Anglaise and Blood Orange Sauce

The evening begins with a tour of the brewery and ends in the 21st beer garden with cigars, for those who smoke and more beer.

To reserve a place, send an e-mail to or call the 21st: 415-369-0900.

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