Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Announces Saint Patrick’s Day Plans

Half Moon Bay, Calif. — February 13, 2014 — Cheese aficionados will find a slice of heaven alongside their pint of house-brewed beer this March at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, with a special Cheese and Beer pairing menu offered throughout the month. In addition, St. Patrick’s Day Weekend marks the release of the seasonal Mavericks St. Ginger Red Ale, alongside festive live music the bar, and a special St. Patrick’s Menu which includes some delicious items from Chef Gaston Alfaro that were created to pair alongside the seasonal brew.
In honor of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company’s participation in the 8th Annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival this March, and the delicious harmony that just happens to naturally occur when cheese is enjoyed alongside beer, Chef Gaston Alfaro and Brewmaster James Costa have created Beer and Cheese Pairing menu items that will change weekly throughout the month. Beer pairings are subject to change depending on availability.

March 1-8
Chicken with Cilantro Lime Vodka Cream Sauce, Red Hawk Cheese and Sundried Tomatoes
Paired with Princeton-by-the-Sea IPAMarch 9-15
Savory Spinach and Cheesy Artichoke Bread Pudding
Paired with Bootlegger Brown Ale

March 16-22
Gourmet Grilled Cheese Panini with Housemade Beer Bread
Paired with Big Break Ale

March 23-31
Queso Blanco with Cochinita, topped with Housemade Beer Bread Crumbs
Served with Crispy Pita Chips
Paired with Mavericks Amber Ale

Friday, March 14 — Monday, March 17
Starting Friday, March 14, the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company will feature the brand new Mavericks St. Ginger Red Ale on tap in the bar and restaurant. The Mavericks St. Ginger Red Ale is made with East Kent Goldings English and European Styrian hops, pale and crystal malts, roasted barley and rolled oats. At 5.5% abv and 26 IBUs, this house-made seasonal specialty is delicious when paired with food, especially the special St. Patrick’s Weekend menu items that Chef Alfaro has created especially for the holiday. The following menu items will be available Friday through Monday in addition to the regular menus:
ST. PATRICK’S DAY MENUSt. Paddy’s Day Salad
Avocado, applewood smoked bacon, Mandarin oranges, baby mixed greens, spinach vinaigrette

Corned Beef & Cabbage
Homemade corned beef, pickled cabbage, fingerling potatoes, baby carrots and mustard sauce

Mavericks Porter Beef Stew
Slow-cooked chocolate porter infused chuck roast, carrots, roasted garlic mashed potatoes

Recently selected by Men’s Fitness as one of America’s Top Ten Craft Breweries and byTravel + Leisure magazine as one of America’s Best Beach Bars, the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is situated on picturesque Pillar Point Harbor overlooking the Marina in Princeton-by-the Sea. The Brewing Company expertly pairs a family-friendly, come-as-you-are atmosphere with a winning combination of fresh, sustainable seafood, craft beers, live music and an expansive, dog-friendly patio area with blazing fire pits to keep patrons warm on the waterfront. The Brewing Company is a casual coastal venue that has become an institution in the Half Moon Bay area for locals and visitors alike since opening in 2000. With its warm, wood-toned interior, expansive windows to the
ocean, and walls dotted with surf memorabilia, the 6,000-square-foot restaurant and bar is reminiscent of a typical California surf shack. Behind the restaurant lie the 1,200 square-foot Mavericks Beer Garden and on-site brewery, where hand-crafted, award-winning Mavericks® Beers & Ales are piped directly to the bar. The Mavericks Amber Ale won a bronze medal in the 2012 World Beer Cup, and the Ocho Barril Saison won Best in Show for session beers and the gold medal in the Wood/Smoke Ale category at the California State Fair in June, 2013.
The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is located at 390 Capistrano Road in Half Moon Bay, Calif. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to close; Friday, 11:00 a.m. to close; Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to close. To book a reservation, please call 650-728-BREW (2739) or visit OpenTable.com. Additional information may be found at www.hmbbrewingco.com.The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company also manages the neighboring Mavericks Event Center which overlooks the picturesque Pillar Point Harbor and is the ideal setting for weddings, celebrations, retreats and corporate events. Named for the famed surf break just up the beach, the Mavericks Event Center sits on a large oceanfront bluff, with an indoor ballroom that can accommodate up to 150 guests, plus a spacious outdoor deck and harbor view garden. For more information please visit www.maverickseventcenter.com.