Black Friday and oysters?
Beer week, shmeer week: Pangaea Two Brews Cafe has plenty of events to tide you over until that annual brew tidal wave. The day after Thanksgiving, Pangea will host a Black Friday event that sounds damn better than waiting in line at Target. It will have black-themed food, 20 percent off bottles in the shop and happy-hour prices all day. On Saturday, December 1, the shop will be doing its monthly Stout & Oyster Night. While some of a vinous bent might argue that white wine is a better pairing, stout and oysters are a traditional pairing going back a couple of hundred years to the days when oysters were a staple protein. Some brewers go the extra mile and brew their stout with oysters in it, and of those, Pangaea will have The Porterhouse Brewing Company’s Irish Oyster Stout and Belgian Scheldebrouwerij’s Oesterstout. Don’t worry, the oyster flavor is usually quite subtle. If you’re still wary, there will be Marston’s Beer Company’s Oyster Stout on draught, a beer that is meant to pair with oysters but is bivalve free. Pangaea Two Brews Cafe, 2743 Franklin Boulevard; (916) 454-4942; www.pangaeatwobrews.com.
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