In any city with robust craft beer and restaurant scenes, beer dinners will inevitably follow. Shula's Steakhouse: The Original in Miami Lakes has gotten on this train and will host a Lagunitas beer dinner on June 6.
The four-course dinner pairs beers from Lagunitas Brewing Company with Shula's entrees. The dinner starts at 6:30 and costs $65.
The steak house, which is named after Miami Dolphin's celebrated head coach Don Shula, is dedicated to the perfect season in which he led the team to an undefeated run in 1972 (the National Football League's most winningest coach and the only one to lead his team to a perfect season at 14-0).
With any gastronomic gathering, there is sure to be a cocktail reception. Before the actual beer dinner kicks off, there is a a cocktail reception of Shula's appetizers paired with Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale (8 percent ABV), after which the real eating business begins with meat and beer.
The meal starts with a first course pairing of seared scallops, roasted corn, bacon and garlic cream paired with Lagunitas Pils (6 percent ABV).
Second course is herb- and pretzel-crusted heirloom pork and mixed greens with citrus viniagrette paired with Lagunitas Sumpin' Sumpin Ale (7.5 percent ABV).
Third course is a mixed grill strip loin and lamb loin chop, roasted vegetables, potato hash paired with Lagunitas Censored Copper Ale (6.7 percent ABV).
The fourth and final course pairs a heavy Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout (9.2 percent ABV) with Haagen Dazs ice cream, lady fingers and espresso.
Space is limited. To reserve a spot, call Shula's Steak House at 305-820-8102.