This coming Tuesday, June 23rd, BJ's Brewhouse in Cupertino will be hosting a Belgian Beer Dinner starting at 7:00 pm. BJ's in Cupertino is located at 10690 De Anza Boulevard, close to Apple's headquarters. Cost is $30.
BJ's Brewhouse is a decent sized chain of beer-themed restaurants usually located in malls or large retail locations. I've been to a couple locations, and like most mall and big box retail establishments, the place gives off a corporate feeling and just don't have that neighborhood vibe like a good local brewpub. But thankfully, this doesn't carry over to the beer, which is solid. For example, I'm a fan of their Piranha Pale Ale, which has a snappy, hoppy bite to it. It isn't the timid, safe, and afraid to offend type of brew you might expect coming from a business with roots in shopping malls. I like to support local businesses and brewers rather than the big chain stores, but BJ's is doing a great job bringing good beer to the masses, so have to applaud them.
Here's what they have on the menu:
Brugse Zot (Brouwerij de Halve Maan)
BJs Nit Wit with Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale (Brouwerij Van Steenberge) with Sesame Chicken Salad
Petrus Aged Pale (Brouwerij Bavik)
Popperings Hommel (Brouwerij Van Eecke) with Southwestern Pizza
Gulden Drak (Brouwerij van Steenberge) with Old-Fashioned Pot Roast
Troubadour Obscura (Brouwerij de Musketiers) with White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pizookie.
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