By Allen Pierleoni
If your travels should take you to the mountain town of Truckee on Jan. 27, give a thought to the inaugural Beer & Food Festival. It's planned from 6 to 9 p.m. at Dragonfly restaurant/sushi bar.
Small-plate dishes will be paired with six Mammoth Brewing Co. specialty beers at "beer stations" throughout the restaurant (www.mammothbrewingco.com). Socialize, nosh and drink, then repeat.
Mammoth brew master Sean Turner will be on hand to answer questions and explain the art of brewing. Also: live music and a raffle.
"Sean Turner approaches beer like I approach food - in a very creative, fun way," said Dragonfly owner/chef Billy McCullough. "The casual station set-up will offer guests a cool way to mingle."
The menu will include beer-battered smoked-salmon sushi roll, hoisin-braised shortrib and sage-cured pork tenderloin.
Tickets are $28 at the door or at (530) 587-0557. Dragonfly is at 10118 Donner Pass Road, Truckee; www.dragonflycuisine.com.
Call The Bee's Allen Pierleoni at (916) 321-1128.