ShuBrew’s Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner is on Monday, Feb 10

Know a couple who loves craft beer? Point them to ShuBrew's prix-fixe, 5-course beer pairing dinner at their new digs in Zelienople.

by Aadam Soorma
January 28, 2020

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About a half hour north of downtown Pittsburgh, ShuBrew has been making waves in the Western Pennsylvania craft beer scene.

Since their launch in 2013, the ShuBrew team has scaled up to operate a full production brewery (in Harmony) and a restaurant / brewpub (in Zelienople). Both of their Butler County locations offer taproom hours and a selection of beers from the in-house brewing team.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, ShuBrew in Zelienople has unveiled a special beer pairing dinner. Read on for a peek at the menu of this prix-fixe event on Monday, February 10.

Couples can call ahead to reserve their spots for the pre-paid, all-inclusive experience. This is ShuBrew’s first beer dinner at their new (expanded) location in Zelienople.

ShuBrew’s Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner – Monday, Feb 10

Date / Time: Monday, Feb 10 (6pm to 9pm)

Location: ShuBrew // 205 S Main St // Zelienople, PA 16063

Price: $160 per couple (includes tax and gratuity)

In the past, ShuBrew has seated guests in intervals. Because there is more room at their new location, guests can expect ONE seating (6pm to 9pm) that encompasses both their front seating area AND the private party room in the rear.

The Valentine’s Beer Dinner is a Five-Course Pairing

Per co-owner Erika Shumaker, the dinner will get started with a light, palette cleansing beer to set the tone for the evening.

“We plan to kick things off with a clean ‘arrival beer’ – our German Helles,” says Shumaker. “From there, the dinner progresses with a series of 8-oz beer pours per course.”

How does a Beer Dinner Work?

ShuBrew’s approach to pairing food with beer is focused on three methods.

COMPLEMENTARY: the beer flavors and the food flavors work together in synchronization.

CONTRASTING: the opposite of complementary, a good example of contrasting flavors is pairing an IPA with a sweet food. Guests will note the stark difference(s) in taste, but when presented as a pairing, there is a satisfying juxtaposition of flavors.

ELEVATE A DISH: similar to complementary, the purpose of elevating a food item (with beer) it to make the dish whole.

“We encourage guests to take the knowledge and experience from our beer dinners and try their own versions at home,” Shumaker explains. “Our brewers and servers are equipped to walkthrough each pairing, answer questions and make suggestions.”

A look at ShuBrew’s past beer dinners that pair elevated food with their in-house beers. Photo: ShuBrew

How to Reserve Your Spot for Valentine’s Day

Guests can call ShuBrew during normal business hours to lock in their seats: 724.766.4426.

Got a dietary restriction or a food allergy? Just let them know when you call and ShuBrew is happy to make a substitution or adjust as needed.

ShuBrew’s Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner guests can expect to be sent home with a sweet treat. Photo: ShuBrew

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Coming Soon: Intergalactic Wanderlust

Shumaker also says to stay tuned for ShuBrew’s upcoming beer release – Intergalactic Wanderlust.

“It’s a non-hazy beer that will be available in cans as well,” Shumaker explains. “The name is a tribute to the Beastie Boys – fans will remember listening to Intergalactic (their single).”

Visiting ShuBrew

Harmony: 733 Spring Street // Harmony, PA // 16037

This is the actual ShuBrew Brewery. The taproom (attached to the brewery) is open on Fridays from 4pm to 9pm. The Harmony location is a production-forward space; guests are more likely to visit Shubrew at the restaurant in Zelienople.

Zelienople: 205 South Main St // Zelienople, PA // 16063

This is the ShuBrew restaurant with regular operating hours and a complete selection of ShuBrew’s in-house beer offerings available everyday except Monday. The Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner is here (in Zelienople). Folks familiar with ShuBrew’s former restaurant space don’t have to look too far – they moved across the street in 2019 from 210 S Main St to the current location at 205 S Main St.

Header Photo courtesy of ShuBrew.

Getting there
205 S Main St, Zelienople, PA 16063, USA
Mon Closed
Tue-Thu 4–10pm
Fri-Sat 11am–10pm
Sun 10am–8pm
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In 2012, Aadam moved to Pittsburgh. He's currently parked (sans chair) in Lawrenceville and plans to stay a while. On the weekends, you'll find him driving a small green bus (Porter Tours) as he leads tours at local breweries. Got a fun story idea? DMs are open: @asoorma.

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