Brewery Ommegang to Host HopChef Competition

Cooperstown, NYBrewery Ommegang will mark its return to Boston as part of its HopChef Competition on Wednesday, May 21 but first the competitors took part in a “Beer Draught” on Monday, April 14 at Meadhall in Cambridge, MA. Following a guided tasting, each chef randomly selected a style of beer that will then be used to pair with their culinary creations during the HopChef competition at The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts on May 21. Participating chefs are now starting to develop their dishes and fans have a chance to try the Ommegang beers at each of the restaurants.

WHO: Boston’s beer-forward HopChef competitors and their beer pairings are:

  • Jeff Howe – TeatroHop House Ale (Pale and hoppy with notes of citrus and tropical fruits)
  • Johnny Sheehan – New World TavernHennepin Ale (Hearty and rustic golden ale, full-bodied, hoppy and crisp)
  • Kyle Stamps – Coda Bar & KitchenAbbey Ale (Rich, fruity and aromatic Burgundian Brew)
  • Julie Cutting – CureWitte Ale (Traditional Belgian-style wheat ale, flavorful, soft and hazy)
  • Alex Jenkins – Foundry on ElmRare Vos Ale (Belgian-style café ale, mellow, fruity, spicy)
  • Brian Reyalt – Franklin CaféThree Philosophers Ale (Unique Belgian-style blend of Ommegang Quadruple Ale and Liefmans Kriek)