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Monday, June 4, 2012

CrossRoads Beer Dinner, Friday June 15th, 2012 7pm






What: CrossRoads Beer dinner

When: Friday June 15th, 2012 7pm

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St Ellenville NY

Details: three course dinner paired with three Crossroads beers, $39 per person



2nd. St Wheat
Spatzle, Porcini Mushrooms & Goat Cheese


Outrage IPA
Braised Lamb Shanks, Creamy Polenta & Smoked Onion Compote



Black Rock Stout
Chocolate Espresso Mousse


About Crossroads Brewery:
If you could be doing whatever you want right now, what would you be doing? For Ken Landin and Janine Bennett the answer to that question would always be "listening to live music and drinking craft beer." Fueled by their outrage over the political and corporate disaster that unfolded on the nightly news, and frustrated by the thought that their lifestyle may contribute to the problem, they were at a crossroads. And so began the plan for Crossroads Brewing Company.
 
There was many years of discussion, research, paperwork, rejection, and searching for the perfect property.  After having deals fall through and the economy taking a turn for the worse, their hopes were fading. Then, in December of 2008, the Brooks Opera House in Historic Athens was discovered by accident. After leaving a restaurant just 2 miles from home they noticed a for sale sign on the deteriorating building and it's just like the old saying goes............when you know, you know.
 
It was quickly realized that when a community believes in what you are doing and puts it's support behind you, great things can happen. So they were off and running from the first turn of the key. Restoring a Historic Opera House from 1893 was not part of the original plan but with hard work and their secret weapon, Janine's brother Jimmy, things are coming together. Ken, Janine, Jimmy and Janine's Dad, Jim, have had their hands on just about every square inch of this 15,000 square foot building. Little by little, this grand and unique property will be restored to it's former glory.
  
Everyday seems to bring a new challenge but the ultimate goal remains clear. This building was once the hub of this sleepy riverside village and Ken and Janine intend to return it to the community. The second floor, where the Opera House once was, will get a new stage for plays and musical performances of all kinds. Athens is surrounded by hard working farmers so looking any further for meats and produce just doesn't make sense.  From organic menu items to earth friendly building materials the environment is a factor in every decision that is made along the way. They hope to eventually have the brewery running "off the grid" as well.
 
The crew at Crossroads look forward to seeing you, old friends and new, and we aim to have the brewery and the tasting room open by late spring. The pub and restaurant will open soon after so you will be sipping a fresh pint and listening to live music in no time.
Cheers!


About AromaThyme


Aroma Thyme is known for their "stealth health"(Zagat). The Bistro has an award-winning wine list from Wine Spectator Magazine and over 200 beers. Aroma Thyme is certified green by The Green Restaurant Association. Marcus Guiliano is the chef & owner of Aroma Thyme Bistro located in the bountiful Hudson Valley of New York. Chef Guiliano has been an advocate for over 10 years on healthy, sustainable, local & real food. He found his mission in cooking when he reversed a handful of medical conditions including 28 years of asthma. For more information visit www.chefonamission.com. www.aromathymebistro.com.

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