Unless your girlfriend is Hosea Rosenberg, your girlfriend is going to be annoyed at how quickly you scramble for this anniversary: tonight's Firestone Walker Brewing Co beer dinner at Mile High Station, which includes five years of rare Anniversary Ales paired with five courses crafted by Top Chef champ... Hosea Rosenberg. Get your spot right now, and fast all day in preparation for
First Course: Thai red curry shrimp (w/ coconut-cilantro rice/ green papaya/ mango/ crushed peanut) hotly plays off the XV Anniversary Ale, made by combining eight different beers (mostly barley wines). And since it's unfiltered, there's actual sediment at the bottom, a fact that causes beer nerds to soil themselves with excitement
Second Course: Coffee & spice cured duck breast, a confit leg, and maple glazed root veggies with a fig mustarda 'round get paired with the XIV. Like all of 'em it's aged in oak barrels sourced from Kentucky spiritmakers, but this one's primarily made of a double-strength English Pale Ale
Third Course: The XIII is paired with a beer-braised short rib & gruyere "sandwich", which will be "delicious". No seriously, it will
Fourth Course: The 12% ABV XII has its roots in FWCB's Parabola Russian imperial oatmeal stout, and is the perfect drink to wash down the hearty tobacco-smoked Blackbelly Farm pork belly topped with Anson Mills grits, red eye gravy, and a fried quail egg
Fifth Course: A dark chocolate & espresso bombe finishes things next to this year's debut, the XVI, the details of which they're keeping under lock and key, just like your girl will to do you after she finds out how much fun you just had with Hosea.