2nd Annual Ryan United Brewmasters’ Dinner, Sat. Oct. 8

Sorry we didn’t see this one earlier, but if you’re in or near Helena Saturday and seeking a fun event for a good cause, you might be interested in checking out the Ryan United 2nd Annual Brewmasters’ Dinner.  The dinner features food prepared by Helena’s Silver Star Steak Company (excellent, by the way) and fantastic beer from Helena’s two breweries, Lewis and Clark Brewing and Blackfoot River Brewing.

The dinner takes place Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western Great Northern Hotel and the Silver Star Steak Company in Helena, MT.  Tickets are $50 per person, or $260 per corporate table.  Proceeds benefit Ryan United, a Helena based nonprofit providing community safety programs to Montana communities and forwarding its mission of ending child predation in America.  A silent auction and live entertainment round out the evening.

A “welcome beer” features Blackfoot Koelsch followed by Lewis and Clark’s Miner’s Gold served with  smoked chicken bruschetta with goat cheese, roasted tomato and basil. Blackfoot’s Oktoberfest follows with wild boar sausage, German mustard and red cabbage.  Next up will be Lewis and Clark’s Prickly Pear Pale Ale paired with beer-brined grilled pork with roasted yukon potatoes and a pale ale demiglace. As if that’s not enough, Blackfoot’s Double Citra IPA gets paired with a cranberry brisket and butternut squash puree and fried onions.  Finally, Lewis and Clark’s Weizenbock arrives with stout cake.

Yeah, now I’m hungry.  And thirsty.

For ticket information, head here.