On Monday, August 7, The Post Brewing Company will bring its restaurant friends and family together to cook, eat, drink, and play at Jack’s Benevolent Bash, an annual event that benefits The Autism Society of Boulder County and The Jack Ferrigno Send a Kid to Camp Grant.
Guest chefs will collaborate on a six course menu with hand-picked beers from The Post, Avery Brewing Company, and Bru Handbuilt Ales, all served in The Post’s scenic backyard and to the tunes of local legend Adam Bodine.
Brett Smith, Chef / Owner of The Post, created the Jack Ferrigno Send a Kid to Camp Grant in 2012 in honor of his dear friend John Ferrigno’s son Jack, who had autism and passed away due to a seizure disorder when he was only eight years old. Over the last five years they have raised over $100,000 to send over 200 developmentally challenged kids to fun, confidence-building summer camps.
“It has been so rewarding to see how happy these kids are with their summer camp experiences,” says Smith. “It brings my family and our team great joy to see pictures of all the fun the kids have and the new things they get to experience. I am also so grateful for the support from the chefs, breweries and restaurants who have partnered with us over the years to support this event.”
This year’s featured chefs and brewers will include:
- Brett Smith (The Post Brewing Company)
- Hosea Rosenberg (Blackbelly Market)
- Jimmy Giesler (The Post Brewing Company)
- Ian Clark (Bru Handbuilt Ales and Eats)
- Chris Blackwood (Avery Brewing Company)
- Shelley Katz (The Post Brewing Company)
The menu for the evening:
Hosea Rosenberg (Blackbelly Market)
Blue corn tostada
smoked rainbow trout, charred corn salsa
Paired with: Howdy Beer, The Post Brewing Co.
Ian Clark (Bru Handbuilt Ales and Eats)
Wood charred Oxford Gardens carrot soup
lemon yogurt, dungeness crab, parsley
Paired with: Scarlata Cucumis Barrel Aged Sour, Avery Brewing Co.
Chris Blackwood (Avery Brewing Company)
Brisket, beet, and blue
farm beets, tomatoes, buttermilk blue, wagyu, cucumber, arugula, lemon vinaigrette
Paired with: BRU-tang C.R.E.A.M. Ale, Bru Handbuilt Ales
Jimmy Giesler (The Post Brewing Company)
Seared diver scallops
andouille creamed corn, local chard, sweet pepper relish
Paired with: Summerteath IPA, The Post Brewing Co.
Brett Smith (The Post Brewing Company)
Roasted buffalo strip
rotisserie cauliflower, schmaltz butter, sweet potato puree, blackberry relish
Paired with: 1771 IPA, The Post Brewing Co.
Shelley Katz (The Post Brewing Company)
Chocolate stout cake
port cherry compote, chocolate chantilly cream, pistachio brittle
Paired with: Big Rosie Porter, The Post Brewing Co.
Jack’s Benevolent Bash will start at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7 at The Post Brewing Company, 105 West Emma Street in Lafayette. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased in person at The Post or over the phone at (303) 596-2033.
About the Autism Society of Boulder County:
Founded in 2001, the Autism Society of Boulder County is a volunteer-backed affiliate of the national Autism Society; it is a non-profit that supports individuals with autism through community donations, activities and programs, and offers free services to approximately 2,000 family members and service providers in the local community. Over the last five years their Send a Kid to Camp program has awarded over 200 families $500 grants each toward various therapeutic summer camps. The program has impacted the quality of life for many families because it allows the children to create new friendships, learn independence, gain self-confidence, and experience outdoor activities while attending these camps.
For more information, please visit http://www.autismboulder.org/
*All photos courtesy of the Big Red F Group