TABLE OF CONTENTS
622 North Wine Dinner: Tour of Europe
Starr Hill: Meet the Brewer (Mark Thompson)
Sixpoint Brewery Tap Invasion
Stone Brewery: Meet the Brewer (Steve Wagner) / Tap Invasion
Rock the Block
Dogfish Head Week: Beer Dinner and Tap Takeover
Valentine’s Day is just a week away and one of the most exciting holidays of the year for us. This year Chef Tom has put together what we think is one of his most impressive menus yet (and we think that is saying a lot). Unlike most holidays, we will be taking reservations. Next Thursday night, February 14th, from 4pm – 10pm, we will be serving a prix fixe menu with the option of a three course ($42/person) or five course ($75/person) meal. If you enjoy wine with your meal, our wine director, Mark Allen, will pair sommelier selections with each course. We are running out of reservations quickly, so do not hesitate to call.
Course One (5 Course only)
Scallop ceviche, Braised Pork Belly, Crème Fraiche, Lime Zest, Chive
Avocado sorbet, Lump crab, Grapefruit, Smoked sea salt, Cress
Course Two (3 & 5 Course)
Potato soup, Pickled onion, Smoked salmon, Egg yolk, Dill
Roasted beet, Prosciutto, Chevre, Pickled cherry, Arugula
Course Three (5 Course only)
Pan seared Haddock, Split peas, Sweet potato nest, Harrisa, veal glace
Lamb loin, Mint chimichurri, White beans, Pomegranate molasses, Cornbread
Course Four (3 & 5 Course)
Cornish Game Hen, Whipped potatoes, Carrot puree, Red wine jus, Foie gras
Filet of beef, Whipped potatoes, Parsnip puree, Red wine jus, Truffled oyster mushrooms
Course Five (3 & 5 Course)
Chocolate pot de crème, Strawberries, Almond, Mint
Blood orange ice cream, Brule of grapefruit, Sabayon, Powdered caramel
For Reservations call 540.951.1022 or 540.951.1033
We will offer a special a la carte menu for the duration of Valentine’s Day weekend. Limited reservations through Saturday, February 16th.
622 NORTH WINE DINNER: TOUR OF EUROPE
We are pleased to announce our very first (of many) seasonal wine dinners, Monday, Masrch 25. As stated above, the Theme is “Tour of Europe.” Over four courses, we will sample cuisine with influence from Germany, France, Spain, and Italy, and will be pairing each dish with a fine wine from its representative nation. A small dessert to cleanse the palate will follow. The menu with wine pairings is shown below. We are limiting seating to 24 guests, and tickets are $80. This is a prepaid event, so reservations are only finalized at time of payment. Payment can be made in person by cash, check, or credit, or you may call or email with your credit card information. We will also be offering a chance for all guests to order any of the wine we are pouring directly from our wholesaler at a large discount (below store retail).
We are planning several more wine dinners throughout the year, each featuring a new theme. “East Meets West” (VA food and CA wine) and “Tour of Pinot” (white and red) are in the works, and we plan to finish the year by featuring wines from a single winery (TBA).
Seating for our February dinner starts today, so don’t hesitate to contact us. Cheers!
Course 1: Germany
Salad of shaved green apple, red cabbage, and fennel with sausage, mustard-cream vinaigrette, and pretzel dust.
Dr. Wagner, Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett 2011 [91 points, Stephen Tanzer]
Course 2: France
Poached egg in soubise finished with duck lardons, cress, and arugula.
Lucien Muzard, Santeney “Maladiere” 2010 (Burgundy/Pinot Noir)
Course 3: Spain
Grilled trout fillet, almond, garlic, Serrano ham and capers, finished with saffron aioli and peppadew broth.
Bodegas Alto Moncayo, Veraton 2010 (Garnacha) [2009 vintage received 92 points, Wine Advocate]
Course 4: Italy
Braised pork osso buco, blood orange gremolata, and caramelized broccoli florets served with sun-dried tomato herb orzo and demi-glace.
G.D. Vajra “Albe” Barolo 2008 [94 points, Wine spectator; 93 points, Wine Advocate]
STARR HILL: MEET THE BREWER (MARK THOMPSON)
We have made it a goal at 622 North and Frank’s Bar to hold at least one beer event per month. We have been focusing on our beer dinners and tap invasions, but by introducing Meet the Brewer events we can unveil the more personal side of the industry. Every brewer has a story about their journey to success. Each beer has a tale of inspiration, trials, tribulations and an ongoing story of its own character within the brewery. These events will let us, the consumer, the fanatics, meet the men and women behind the magic. Frank’s Bar focuses on American Craft beers not because there is not great imported beer to be had, but why drink import when the best beers in the world come from our back yard. We bring you the best beer in the country from Michigan, Colorado, California and New York. Now with a little help from local breweries, we are trying to make a concerted effort to showcase what Virginia has to offer.
Our first meet the brewer event will be with Mark Thompson from Starr Hill Brewery located in Crozet, Virginia outside of Charlottesville. Mr. Thompson will be in 622 North and Frank’s Bar on Wednesday, February 20th from about 6:30pm – 8:30pm. We will be featuring Starr Hill ‘The Love’ Hefeweizen, Dark Starr Dry Irish Stout, Double Platinum Imperial IPA, and Starr Hill’s new seasonal Starr Saison. Come in and drink some delicious beers and pick Mark’s brain about what it’s like to be the Brew Master behind some of Virginia’s best brew.
SIXPOINT BREWERY: TAP INVASIAN & STEAL THE PINT
Sixpoint Brewery is one of our newly found favorites out of Brooklyn, New York. When selecting beer that will go on our beer list at 622, I am constantly looking for the next big thing. Sixpoint is a brewery we discovered a few months ago that took our taps by storm. Their aptly named double IPA, Resin, is a beer that our customers went crazy about. Its tongue melting hop character paired with a balanced malt presence and crisp, clean finish that is exactly what we look for in a beer. We have been impressed with everything they have thrown at us and just HAD to hold an event to let everyone know that Brooklyn is now a beer destination in New York, New York.
We will be serving the following beers:
Sweet Action: The original Sixpoint style- hard to define, but perhaps that’s why people love it. Part pale ale, part wheat, part cream ale- all Sweet Action.
Resin: A beer that celebrates the extraction of hop resin for a concentrated yet balanced brew. View the story of the Resin below.
Righteous: Made with Rye malt to provide a signature and distinct earthy character. Seasoned and dry-hopped with herbal and citrus hops. Truly Righteous.
Crisp: The original Sehr Crisp from Sixpoint. Brewed with noble hops for indelible sehr crisp flavor.
Bengali Tiger: The Sixpoint homebrewed IPA interpretation. Blaze orange in color, with an abundance of citrus hop bitterness, and a full pine and grapefruit bouquet in the aroma.
Diesel: This undefinable black brew is part black IPA, part American Stout, but 100% Diesel powered. Robust chocolate and roasted flavors, with thick pine hop flavor and aroma.
3 Bean: The beans of bygone brewers, united with cacao and coffee, to create a trinity of roasted, rich, and savory flavors.
Mad Scientists: TBA
Spice of Life: The Spice of Life Series is an ongoing, monthly installment in which Sixpoint produces a single-hop IPA with 12 different hop strains over the course of the year. All other elements of the recipe remain the same – the malt bill, fermentation regime, yeast strain, etc. The only ongoing variable is a different hop strain is featured each month. Under this “controlled experiment” one can appreciate the dynamic difference between various hop strains, covering a wide spectrum of flavors and aromas. Featured Hop: Nugget.
STONE MEET THE BREWER (STEVE WAGNER) / TAP INVASION
Since we opened in 2010, Stone Brewery has been one of our staples on draft at 622. Frank Perkovich, the owner of 622 North and Frank’s Bar, has been a close friend of Steve Wagner, the co-founder and original Brew Master of Stone Brewery, for over 40 years. Steve has visited Blacksburg a couple of times, but owning and operating a business as successful as Stone has left him with little opportunity to stop by 622 North. This trip, however, he is taking time for our second Meet the Brewer event in Frank’s Bar. On March 23rd from 2pm – 6pm, Steve will be in Frank’s Bar enjoying a beverage and talking to 622 North and Stone Brewery fans about beer, life and, most likely, music.
Our tap invasion will feature Stone IPA, Arrogant Bastard, Ruination Dry-hopped IPA, Double Bastard, Vanilla Bean Smoked Porter (warm aged 8 months), and three other specialty brews that have never been poured in Blacksburg (and possibly not in the state of Virginia). This will truly be a unique event that should not be missed by beer lovers in the area. Steve Wagner is a rock star in the beer industry and we are very lucky to have the opportunity to meet him.
ROCK THE BLOCKS
Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, Frank’s Bar will be participating in a town wide event known as Rock The Blocks. Multiple venues in town will be hosting 2 – 3 musical acts on Friday and Saturday beginning around 9pm. Once lineups are confirmed we will let you know via Facebook. Promotional material will be placed around town for your convenience. Tickets will be sold both in advance and at the door. More information will be available soon!
DOGFISH HEAD WEEK
Last year we held our first annual Dogfish Head Tap Takeover in April and found out just how much people in Blacksburg and the NRV love great beer. The event was the most successful weekend in Frank’s Bar since we opened and we had to do it again. This year we will start the event on Monday, April 8th, by holding our first Dogfish Head Beer Dinner. The event will continue on Friday, with the launch of 622 North’s second annual Dogfish Head Tap Takeover. We will be stepping it up a notch this year with a larger selection of Dogfish brews including several we have never had on tap at 622. We are told, and I may not believe it til I see it, that Dogfish Head will be sending one of their Randall The Animal Enamel’s for our tap takeover. Randall, a true Dogfish Head invention, is an organoleptic hop transducer module. What’s that you say? A double-chamber filter that you connect to a tap of your favorite beer and fill hops. The beer pours from tap, through a double barrel chamber filled with hops and into your glass. Hence, dry hopping your beer right in front of your eyes and transferring every delicious oil and resin from the hop into your mouth. Ridiculous? Absolutely. Awesome? Undeniably.
The tap takeover will last from Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14th (until supplies last). We will have t-shirts and we will be selling VIP tickets again this year. Hopefully some more swag and pint glasses will be available for everyone to take home. We had our Dogfish salesman ask their representatives where other events like this take place. Dogfish admitted that the Dogfish Head Brewery is the only place in the world that throws down for their beer as much as the 622 North Dogfish Head Tap Takeover in April. This is a truly unique event and we hope you all come out to enjoy!
FEB 9TH : MEGAN JEAN AND THE KFB. $5 COVER.
FEB 14TH: YES RASTA! NO COVER.
FEB 28TH: YES RASTA! NO COVER.
MARCH 1ST: THE BROADCAST. $8 COVER.
MARCH 14TH: YES RASTA! NO COVER.
MARCH 22ND – 23RD: ROCK THE BLOCK
MARCH 28TH: YES RASTA! NO COVER.
APRIL 4TH: THE BOATMEN. $8 COVER.
APRIL 6TH: THE FRITZ. $8 COVER.
APRIL 11TH: YES RASTA! NO COVER.
APRIL 13TH: 600LBS OF SIN! $5 COVER.
That’s all we have for the spring! Please follow us on Facebook for more events that are not listed and updates on our beers on tap. We appreciate the business and support you all have given us to help 622 North and Frank’s Bar continue to raise the bar of expectations for ourselves and our competitors. We are always open to suggestions, praise and constructive criticism. We take great pride in our restaurant and would not be able to keep doing what we love without you! Thank you.