Summer Cookout Beer Dinner: Fordham, Dominion, and Devils Backbone Brewing Companies

The Fordham and Dominion ‘Invites’ series of beer dinners not only showcases the beers you have grown to love at Rams Head but also presents other world class breweries from around the country.

With Fordham and Dominion’s roots deep in the mid-atlantic, the brewery has paired up with another brewery in the region, Devil’s Backbone out of Virginia. The Summer Cookout offers a delicious 6 course, 9 beer paired dinner, with the breweries going head to head in 3 of the courses.

Fordham Brewing was originally established in 1703 by Benjamin Fordham (where Rams Head Tavern stands today) at the request of Queen Anne. Fordham played a key role in helping the new colony flourish. 300 years later, the brewery was re-born in 1995 and provided fresh made daily beers to Rams Head Tavern using time honored traditions and the latest in brewing techniques. Fordham quickly outgrew the space and moved to Dover, DE where the brewery still resides. Then, in 2007, Fordham Brewing purchased the Old Dominion Brewing Company from Ashburn, VA. After two years of running two brewing facilities, Dominion joined Fordham in Dover in 2009.

In 2008 Devils Backbone Brewing Company was founded by outdoors-man Steve Crandall in Nelson County, Virginia. To this day the brewery is still deep rooted in sustainable practices and quality beers. Their brewmaster, Jason Oliver, strives to create beers that are approachable, preaching that “intensity of flavor is not equal to quality of flavor.” Since 2008 DB has won numerous medals and awards including Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year (2012 Great American Beer Festival). The growth will only continue into 2013 as DB gears up to move into Maryland!

Wednesday June 12, 2013
7pm – 10pm
$56 plus tax and gratuity
21 and OLDER

Tickets may be purchased in advance over the phone at 410.268.4545 or in person at Rams Head Tavern Annapolis: 33 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401


Homemade Chips and Dip
Devils Backbone Striped Bass Pale Ale
Dominion Beach House

1st Course
A grilled Helles bratwurst with peppers, onions and spicy mustard
Corn bread with honey-jalapeno butter
Devils Backbone Vienna Lager

2nd Course
Mixed greens with grilled shrimp and an orange vinaigrette
Fordham Wisteria Wheat

3rd Course
Crispy yet tender southern style fried chicken served with oven baked macaroni and cheese.
Devils Backbone Congo IPA
Fordham Rams Head IPA

4th Course
Tender sweet curry rubbed ribs with a siracha broccoli slaw.
Devils Backbone Dark Abby
Dominion Gigi’s Farmhouse Ale

5th Course
Decadent Pecan pie topped with bourbon whipped cream.
Devils Backbone Schwartz Bier

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