Support Share Our Strength at GABF!

Stephanie Izard, the woman behind Chicago’s Girl and the Goat and author of a new cookbook, Girl in the Kitchen, is embarking on a 15-city tour to promote awareness and raise money for Share Our Strength. The charity’s lofty goal is to end American childhood hunger by 2015. Izard’s first stop in her quest is none other than Denver’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) where she’s hosting a charity dinner at Cholon Bistro, along with Chef Lon Symensma & Alex Seidel of Fruition. The dinner is craft beer focused and features some amazing pairings, sure to excite your palate.

Izard will be accompanied to GABF by none other than Goose Island Head Brewer, Jared Rouben, who’s known for having quite a knack for ingredients himself (think Maple Bacon Stout – to die for). They’ll be bringing a special beer to the dinner that not only benefits the charity, but also supports local farmers. This new Honey Porter touts wildflower honey from Illinois’ Ellis Farm, resulting in a medium-full bodied beer that balances honey, roasted malt and smoke flavors.

Those who attend the dinner will not only be treated to the Honey Porter, but also Great Divide Rumble Oak Aged IPA, Funkwerks Belgium White and Dulce, Rouben’s stout brewed with Seville oranges. Each of these beers will be served with family style dishes, created by each chef, to perfectly compliment the brews and show different directions, flavors and styles that work amazingly with each.

Want in on the charity dinner? It’s on.

Share Our Strength: Girl and the Goat Tour
WHEN: September 29, 2011 at 6pm
WHERE: Cholon Bistro
COST: $125
FOR TICKETS: 303-353-5223

Learn more about the tour at

Cheers to Stephanie Izard, Jared Rouben and everyone who participates in the fight to end childhood hunger in the US.


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