When you think about pairing beer with food, the classics come to mind. Pizza and a light lager… maybe a medium-rare burger and a nice ale, but here in Richmond, we pair Vietnamese cuisine with our beer. At Mekong, you can chow down on a wide variety of Vietnamese cuisine, but you can also select from a large menu of Belgian beers and other specialty brews on tap. When you go into the restaurant, just head to the bar in the back and look for the ever-changing list of beers to choose from.
Next Thursday, 2/9, the restaurant is holding a special Dogfish Head event. Josh Fruchtman from the brewery will be there, and the bar will be tapping eight special Dogfish Head brews you’ll have trouble finding elsewhere. Options include:
- Bitches Brew, a bold, dark beer
- Ta Henket, an earthy, ancient-inspired ale
- Theobroma, a special beer infused with cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, honey, chilies and annato
- Red & White, a Belgian-style witbier brewed with coriander and orange peel, then fermented with pinot noir juice
- Palo Santo, an unfiltered brown ale
- World Wide Stout, a roasty, complex beer brewed with lots of barley
- Sahtea, a modern take on 9th century Finnish beer that’s fermented with German weizen yeast and flavored with juniper berries from Finland, black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and black pepper
- My Antonia, a continually hopped pilsner
Stop by to try something new!