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Monday, March 9, 2015

Brewmasters Dinner featuring Rushing Duck | Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 7pm-10pm



What: Brewmasters Dinner featuring Rushing Duck |Friday March 20th, 2015 at 7pm-10pm

When:  Friday March 20th, 2015

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St Ellenville NY

Details:  Five course paired beer dinner featuring Rushing Duck Brewery. Join Dan Hitchcock , brewmaster,  for our March 2015 craft beer dinner at Aroma Thyme.  RSVP (845) 647-3000, the price is $49 per person.



Bauli Saison with Brettanomyces
Wild Mushroom Soup & Fennel Pollen



FT3 Pale Ale

Peppercorn Goat Cheese & Apricots  Flatbread, Arugula Salad 



Kroovy Imperial Red IPA
Baked Curried Mac & Cheese


Beanhead Coffee Porter Nitro
Venison Stew


Vanilla Nimptopsical
Mango Chocolate Trifle



About Rushing Duck
Rushing Duck Brewing Company started as an idea in a college dorm room in 2006. Founder, Dan Hitchcock was disillusioned by the fact that to enjoy a beer with friends, that meant having to drink bland, mass-produced adjunct lagers. He knew that there was bolder, more flavorful beer out there, but not yet being 21 he had no way to get it. To combat this problem, he decided he’d just make his own. He enlisted the help of his very supportive parents, and soon after he and his dad, Les, were brewing beer. Like most novice homebrewers, the initial creations were barely a notch above drinkable. The room for improvement only fueled their desire to brew better and more consistent beer. Dan began spending more and more time reading, researching, and studying anything he could get his hands on in order to make better beer.
While still enrolled in college for political science, Dan decided that brewing professionally was what he wanted to do for a living, so before even graduating he applied to the American Brewer’s Guild for a degree in Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering. While taking the American Brewer’s Guild’s distant learning program, Dan was also getting on the job training as a cellarman at Weyerbacher Brewing Co. in Easton, PA. After finishing the Brewer’s Guild program and getting a promotion to lead brewer at Weyerbacher, Dan began to focus again on opening his own brewery.
He spent the better part of two years writing and rewriting a business plan. Finally in the summer of 2011 he and Les decided to pull the trigger and open up Rushing Duck Brewing Company. Since then they along with a lot of support (both mentally and physically) from friends and family have been working tirelessly to prepare for a Summer 2012 opening!


What the Hell is a Duck and Why is it Rushing?
Our name comes from a Hoboken, NJ colloquialism that my grandfather told me about. In the post-prohibition era it was common for people to go to their neighborhood bar and get a container filled with draught beer to bring home to drink. This is not unlike the “growlers” that are common now. However, the containers back then did not have to be any specific size, shape, or material unlike the 64 oz glass growlers that we are familiar with. In fact, the container did not even have to have a lid. My grandfather’s container of choice was a metal pail that he and his buddies dubbed a “Duck”.
Occasionally, while sitting around playing cards, tragedy would strike, and the “Duck” would become empty. It was then the job of the low man on the totem pole to rush down to the bar to get a refill. Thus was born the phrase, “rushing the duck.”
As a nod to both my family history, and the culture of the early to mid 20th century we’ve adopted the name…Rushing Duck Brewing Company.
Rush over to our tasting room and get your duck filled!
Aroma Thyme Bistro opened in 2003 in Ellenville, NY, where the Catskills meet the Hudson Valley. Being green minded since day one, Aroma Thyme was the first Certified Green Restaurant© in upstate New York. Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars with 250 craft beers, 250 fine wines & 250 boutique spirits.  The restaurant is all about supporting local, but beyond that they pride themselves in small independent brands from all over the globe.  This purchasing philosophy encompasses bar and kitchen alike.  “We want to help a family pay for dance lessons for their daughter rather than a CEO's third vacation home”, says owners Jamie & Marcus Guiliano.  Marcus Guiliano is an award winning chef who was named “One of the Five Top Food Activists Making a Change” from One Green Planet. This award, along with many others, is evident from the gourmet sustainable socially responsible cuisine Aroma Thyme serves. The restaurant has also been flooded with wards ranging from “Best New Restaurant”, “Best Organic Restaurant”, “Best Beer Events”, Wine Spectator “Award Winning Wine List” and Trip Advisors number one restaurant in their area. Aroma Thyme pleases carnivores and vegans alike.  There is plenty of options for every diet and taste.  Chef Marcus has several a great blogs that are a must to check out, ChefonaMission.com (his main one), NoFarmedSalmon.com (you will never eat farmed salmon again) and his award-winning business blog at 50Mistakes.com. Reservations are always accepted at (845) 647-3000.    
Aroma Thyme has had a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine program since 2003.  It has been their mission to source independently produced wines from all over the world.
“I love wine” says Chef/Owner Marcus Guiliano. “I taste every single wine that I buy.  I want to make sure I know what we are representing.  I am constantly learning something new in the world of wine.

Chef Guiliano does not discriminate regions or varietals.  There is a strong focus on New York wines.  Everything from South Africa, France, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, California, Austria, Germany, Australia and South America have a presence.  All prices ranges are represented.

Besides wine, Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars period.  The craft beer menu spans over 250 independent craft beers from all over the world.  The list has many hard to find and aged verticals of beers. Plus there are over 300 independently produced spirits.  “The extensive bar selections shock everyone.  We take a lot of pride in hand picking our wines, beers and spirits,” exclaims Chef Guiliano.

Aroma Thyme is Three Star Certified Green© by The Green Restaurant Association. 

Chef Guiliano has been an advocate for over 15 years on healthy, sustainable, local & real food. Zagat says “Stealth Health”. 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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