First Annual Bite at the Beach: The South Bay’s Premier Food and Craft Beer Pairing Even


MANHATTAN BEACH, CA  – The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce is introducing the First Annual Bite at the Beach food and beer pairing event brought to you byStella Artois. The event will premiere on May 17, 2014 from 2-7pm at the MBS Media Campus in Manhattan Beach. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased through the Manhattan Beach Chamber’s website.

Guests will indulge in signature bites from restaurants throughout the South Bay which will be paired with a specific craft beer. Some of the restaurants involved are MB Post, Fishing with Dynamite, Coni’Seafood, Darren’s Restaurant and Paul Martin’s American Grill along with many more. Local breweries include newcomers Ohana Brewing Company and Alosta Brewing Co along with The Bruery, Strand Brewing, Dude’s Brewing, Monkish Brewing, King Harbor Brewing and others. 

Also debuting at this one of a kind event, will be a number of informative panel sessions hosted by Food Network Star contestant and host of FX Movie Download, Adam Gertler. “The Art and Craft of Beer Pairing” includes a panel of Cicerones and beer connoisseurs, such as Christina Perozzi – Goose Island Educator, that will teach the crowd the art of pairing beer with food and what to look for in a brew. The second panel, “Fun with BEER” will discuss the varied of beer such as utilizing it to wash your hair, marinating a steak and even fixing your lawn. Each panel will be comprised of top notch chefs and experts guaranteed to peak your interest.

General Admission Tickets:
 $100 includes food, beer, wine and panel discussions.
VIP Tickets: $200 – includes special hour prior to event start time with passed apps by Circa, tastings of Sam Adams Barrel Room Collection and a special presentation by Pacific Gravity Home Brew Club in addition to food, beer, wine and panel discussions.

WHATBite at the Beach

WHENSaturday May 17, 2014 from 2PM-7PM

WHERE: MBS Media Campus

1600 Rosecrans Avenue

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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“The Art and Craft of Beer Pairing” –  This panel will be teaching our crowd the art of beer pairing – beer isn’t just for swilling in the backyard while grilling dogs, it’s a hand crafted, sophisticated beverage, that is meant to go with food.  The flavors that craft breweries are achieving these days are varied and complex, and these panelists will teach you how to pick just the right ones to go with your next meal. Whether you have prepared a slow braise of lamb shank or just grilling in the backyard, you will be armed with the knowledge of how to pick the best beer to go with your next meal.

Ting Su – Co-Founder of Eagle Rock Brewery
Christina Perozzi – Goose Island Educator
Cyrena Nouzille – Co-Founder of Ladyface Ale Company
Anne Conness – Executive Chef and Partner of Simmzy’s and Tin Roof Bistro


“Fun with BEER!”  Cook with it!  Marinate a steak!  Wash your hair!  Fix your lawn!  These are just the few fun things beer is good for besides giving you a buzz (or, while it’s giving you a buzz).  Don’t just drink it, play with it!  Our lively panelists will show you how to really make beer the star of your next party.  Or, your next bath…

Greg Bechtel – Bon Vivant at El Segundo Brewing Co.
Mike Simms– Owner of Simms Restaurants
David LeFevre – Chef of MB Post and Fishing With Dynamite
Rich Marcello – Co-Owner of Strand Brewing Co.
Nikki Martin – Host of Grill Next Door and Food Network Star

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Surfrider Foundation whose mission is to protect the world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

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