Bockfest Beefsteak Club Dinner

Saturday, January 26, 2013 6PM – SOLD OUT

BeefsteakDinnerFor the Bockfest Beefsteak Club Dinner, the historic malt room in the new Christian Moerlein production brewery is transformed into a private dinner club. Guests will watch artist Jim Effler unveil the 2013 Bockfest oil painting; and be the first to fill their glasses with this year’s Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock, ceremoniously tapped by Christian Moerlein Brewing Company President, Greg Hardman. Attendees will be invited to tour the nineteenth century lagering cellars under the historic brewery, as well as the brand-new Christian Moerlein production brewery — the facility that now allows Moerlein to be brewed and bottled in Over-the-Rhine again for the first time in over 94 years.

As the name suggests, the event includes dinner, but the experience does not involve steak. In the spring of 1896, the Windisch-Muhlhauser Brewery hosted some of the most prominent Cincinnatians. Guests enjoyed an elegant meal with beer pairings in the unlikely ambiance of the brewery. Cincinnati’s political and social elite enjoyed the experience so much that it became a regular occurrence, and the standard guest list called themselves members of the Beefsteak Club.
Bockfest and Arnold’s are proud to announce the resurrection of this tradition. Instead of steak and Windisch-Muhlhauser, we will be serving slow roasted pig and goat (with apologies to Schnitzel!), sides of sauces, greens, red beans and rice, yams, potatoes, all paired with Christian Moerlein lagers and ales; and freshly baked pie and bread pudding for desert. Vegetarian, Kosher, and other dietary requests can be accommodated upon request. You do not need to hold elected office, wear a bowler hat, or own a monocle to attend, but we do consider Beefsteak Club guests to be the finest and most important members of Cincinnati society. That is, in part, because this dinner is the only Bockfest fundraiser to be held this year, and all proceeds from this event help make Bockfest 2013 possible.

In addition to great food and drink, and live music during dinner, guests will receive the first signed copies of this year’s Bockfest print. Tours, music, and beer start at 6P with dinner seating at 7P.