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Rio Grande Restaurant and El Monte Grill present the All Brewers Eve Dinner

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Colorado’s famous Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant and sister restaurant El Monte Grill are excited to be sponsoring the All Brewers Eve Food & Pairing Event and will be providing their made from scratch Mexican food and unique beer collaborations to attendees of the evening’s festivities.

The Second annual pre- Colorado Brewers Festival All Brewers' Eve Beer Dinner is designed with beer geeks in mind, and features an array of limited-edition and extra-special Colorado beers (most of them GABF and World Beer Cup medal winners) matched with a special menu of fare by El Monte Grill and The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant. Many of the one-night-only dishes are made with the night’s beers in mind. Brewers and representatives of the evening’s participating breweries will be on hand to mingle with attendees.

The All Brewers Eve Dinner will take place under the Big Top on the festival grounds in downtown Fort Collins tomorrow, Friday June 26th from 6-9pm.

El Monte’s Menu Includes:

PORK TAMALE

Braised pork shoulder slow roasted and shredded, hand rolled in fresh corn masa and slowly steamed to perfection

  • Pairs well with the Black Bottle Brewery, Neighborhood #2 collaboration beer with El Monte. Also with our Grimm Bros Vienna lager

VEGGIE TAMALE

Hazel dell mushrooms sautéed with chili oil, hand rolled in fresh corn masa and slowly steamed to perfection

  • Pairs well with the Black Bottle Brewery, Neighborhood #2 collaboration beer with El Monte. Also with our Grimm Bros Vienna lager

VEGAN AVACADO and CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

A fresh made vegan mousse made with avocado, almond milk and agave nectar

  • Pairs well with the Black Bottle Brewery, Sub Division #1

MADE TO ORDER GUACAMOLE BAR – You call the ingredients, we mash it for you. Featuring our: Classic (White onion, Tomato, Cilantro, Serrano pepper, Lime and Salt) Exotic (Mango, Strawberry, Goat cheese, House made habanero hot sauce, Lime and Salt

  • Pairs well with Black Bottle Brewery Neighborhood #2 or Stout #1 or CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing barrel-aged Cerveza Del Verrano

MAHI CEVICHE

Diced Mahi Mahi fillets marinated in fresh lime and fresh lemon juice. Tossed with fresh mango, toasted coconut and Mexican oregano. Served with chips.

  • Pairs well with the Odell Collaboration Sangre de Chueco

Rio Grande's Taco Bar Menu includes:

  • RIO GRILLED CHICKEN - Grilled Chicken breast marinated in our Rio house marinade
  • RIO GRILLED STEAK - Grass Fed, Grain finished rocky mountain flap, chargrilled. Marinated in our Rio house marinade
  • PORTOBELLO TACO MIX - Portobello Mushrooms, Bell peppers and yellow onion. Sautee with garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Freshly made RIO FLOUR TORTILLAS and GLUTEN FREE RIO CORN CHIPS
  • PICO - fresh diced Roma tomatoes, jalapeno and yellow onion, seasoned
  • with fresh lime juice and cilantro
  • SHREDDED LETTUCE - Mix of fresh shredded Iceberg and Leaf lettuce
  • DICED TOMATOES - Fresh diced Roma tomatoes
  • CRUMBLED MEXICAN QUESO FRESCO - Mild, traditional crumbled cheese
  • Hand Shredded JACK CHEESE
  • CORN SALSA - Red bell pepper, corn kernels, red onion, Anaheim chili’s freshly diced and seasoned with our House-made blend of 5 pepper spice, cilantro and lime juice
  • RIO TABLE SALSA - Freshly made daily mild blend of tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, and cilantro

The entire Taco Bar pairs nicely with the Odell Collaboration; The Battalion or the CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing barrel-aged Cerveza del

Tickets are available for $60 at www.downtownfortcollins.com . Attendees receive a special commemorative beer chalice as part of the event.

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