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Southgate Brewing Company Beer Tasting Dinner

We dined as a guest of the resort

Mother and Daughter Exploring Yosemite

After a fun day exploring Yosemite National Park, we returned to Tenaya Lodge to have a beer tasting dinner featuring beers from the popular Brewery, Southgate Brewing Company. Southgate Brewing Company is located near Yosemite in Oakhurst and is a favorite dining spot for locals and visitors of the area. They are known for making the best brews in the area along with delicious bites.

Southgate Brewing Company Beer Tasting Dinner

I am not a big beer drinker, but I fell in love with all the beers I tasted during the tasting with the Tenaya Red IPA being my all-time favorite.

Coconut Shrimp at Tenaya Lodge

Coconut Shrimp with Southgate Brewing Company Beer

The tasting dinner began with coconut shrimp with a cucumber cilantro sauce paired with the Gold Diggin Blonde beer. The shrimp had the perfect amount of crisp and the beer brought out the flavors of the seafood. It was the perfect beginning to our dinner.

Southgate Brewing Company Beer

Grilled Quail at Tenaya Lodge

Our second course featured grilled quail with wild mushroom farro, red pepper coulis, and chive oil. The tender meat was paired with the Southgate IPA. The flavors of the dish exploded with every bite, and the beer complimented the dish perfectly.

Pork Tenderloin at Tenaya Lodge

The third course was my favorite for the evening. The chef at Tenaya Lodge made the absolutely perfect pork tenderloin with a Fiscalini cheddar polenta, crispy leeks, and a caramelized reduction. This dish was paired with my favorite beer of the evening, the Tenaya Red IPA. Between the beer and the dish, this was the highlight of the evening.

Peppered New York Steak at Tenaya Lodge

The chef continued to surprise us by bringing out a fourth course featuring a peppered New York steak with roasted butternut squash, braised red pearl onion, and a chimichurri sauce. This dish was paired with the Oaktown Brown beer.

Rootbeer Float at Tenaya Lodge

Our meal ended with root beer floats made with freshly made root beer from Southgate Brewing Company. The chefs at Tenaya Lodge are some of the most talented chefs I have come across during my travels, and when their meals are paired with beers from Southgate Brewing Company, it is a match made in heaven.

Tenaya Lodge Chef

When planning your visit to Tenaya Lodge, make sure and order one of the Southgate Brewing Company beers with your dinner. The staff at the restaurant can help to pair your meal with the ideal beer. If you have extra time while staying in the area, make plans to have dinner at Southgate Brewing Company. All of the locals were raving about it to us while we were staying in the area.

Beer Tasting Dinner at Tenaya Lodge

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