On Thursday, March 1st @ 6pm we will hosting an evening with the Flying Dog Brewery featuring a few rarities as well as beer from thier regular line-up. The stand outs include a cask of Double Dog, Barrel-aged Gonzo Porter, Imperial Hefeweizen & Kujo Coffee Stout. We will also be tapping kegs of Garde Dog, Raging Bitch & Doggie Style. That same evening Mark Sinnis will be performing at 10pm.
8/11 at 10pm This Old Ghost LIVE - plus special guest: a cask of Peekskill Brewery Bourbon Porter!
8/12 at 6pm Sweet vs. Bitter featuring Capt. Lawrence Golden Delicious & Dogfish Head 120 Min. IPA
8/20 at 3pm Crossroads Brewing Co. Birdsall House premiere - meet the brewer!
The Peekskill Jazz & Blues Festival will be held this weekend in Downtown Peekskill starting at 3pm! The Birdsall House will be serving 6 beers from Goose Island Beer Co. on the street near the main stage - as well a total of 18 Goose Island beers inside the BH celebrating our annual Goose Island Invasion.
Starting at 1pm Steve Chizmadia will be performing in our new beer garden and at 10pm - the unofficial Jazz Fest After Party continues with Jon Lundbom and the Big Five Chord! You don't want to miss these guys...Check out our Event Calendar for more upcoming events.
We've waited a long time for this. Since our opening in March of 2010 we've had a dream of opening a beer garden in the empty lot next door. Well, that dream is finally coming true. The concrete slab has been poured for our dining patio and we've got grass growing in the more casual "beer garden" area of the lot. We've even planted a couple of Flowering Pear trees.
We're working on some of the finishing touches, such as putting the finishing trim on the doorway, lighting and shoveling in some fill dirt. The final piece to the puzzle is a custom fabricated iron fence. If you're a Peeksillian, keep an eye out for that fence to start going up...it won't be long after that.
We have kegs (regular and cask) of Mr. Vaccaro's first ever Saison and we will be tapping the cask this Friday (5/13) at 5pm. The cask has been DRY-HOPPED WITH GOLDINGS & CASCADE HOPS and is truly a one of a kind offering. We only have 5 gallons of this Saison, so get it while it lasts...we will be tapping the regular Saison on our draught tower this week, so check our website, facebook or twitter feeds.
Suggested Charcuterie Pairings for the Stone Brewing Co. Event this Tues. 4/26 @ 6pm:
Pale Ale - chorizo,chicken terrine
IPA - spicy lamb sausage, bacon lardon
Belgo Old Guardian Barleywine - rabbit sausage terrine
Arrogant Bastard Ale - pork liver sausage, kunik
Ruination IPA - pork liver sausage, chicken pate
Cali-Belgique IPA - pork & fennel sausage, pork pate
Levitation Ale - pork pate, pork liver sausage, kunik
Sublimely Self-Rightous - pork liver sausage
Highway 78 Scotch Ale - rabbit sausage terrine, bacon lardon
Smoked Porter - chorizo, pork & fennel sausage
Easter Brunch starting at 11am!
In addition to our regular Sunday Brunch Menu we will be offering some Brunch specials in honor of the Easter Holiday:
Deviled Easter Eggs
Dyed with beet juice, served over salad cress with mustard-sherry vinaigrette
Easter Bunny Crackers
Smoked rabbit loin, pickled carrots, mustard seed caviar, Fingerlakes Farms 'Bier Meck' Dutch-style gouda, Wild Hive whole wheat crackers
Pan-seared brussel sprouts, thick-cut Hemlock Hill bacon, plum and Concord grape syrup
Bleu Duck Polenta
'Hot Spring' poached duck egg, Berkshire bleu cheese, roasted oyster mushrooms,
Wild Hive mascarpone soft polenta
In honor of the Easter Holiday, we will be offering several Easter friendly specials which can be found at the bottom of this post. The specials, including fish, will start on Good Friday. Our regular menu will also be available.
WE WILL BE OPEN FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH ON EASTER!
As for other happenings at the Birdsall House, Steve Chizmadia will be performing on Thursday, 4/21 at 10pm and on Tuesday, 4/26 at 6pm we will be hosting Southern California's own Stone Brewing Co. Featuring 10 draught lines and beer/food charcuterie pairings. Finally, Phineas and the Lonely Leaves will be returning on 4/28 at 10pm.
EASTER WEEKEND SPECIALS (subject to change)
our regular menu will also be available.
Shaved Radish Salad
Creamy green garlic dressing, shaved fennel, frisée, toasted sunflower seeds
Steamed Black Mussels
White wine, butter, and garlic broth; grilled whole wheat crostinis, leek confit
Made with shrimp, scallops, and cod; served with mashed potato,
herb butter, fennel and frisée salad
Crispy-Fried Pork Belly
French green lentils, habanero hot sauce, cast-iron fried egg, fried shallots
Red Snapper and Little Neck Clams
Tomato-caper broth, mascarpone Wild Hive soft polenta, garlic aioli, parsley
Grilled Leg, Loin, and Chop of Lamb
Turnip puree, wild nettle gremolata, roasted oyster mushrooms,
grilled Meyer lemon, lamb jus, fried spring onion
Spinach and sorrel pie, mustard-tarragon sauce, glazed carrots, fried shallots
75 Minute IPA is simply a blend of DFH 60 Minute IPA and our 90 Minute IPA. You can even make your own - just get both beers and blend away!
So what's different about the cask version? The cask version of 75 Minute IPA takes the concept to the next level! To create the cask version, DFH retrofitted a 15-bbl tank at the Milton brewery (they've named the tank Johnny Cask) to perfectly produce this blend. The cask-version of 75 Minute gets a special whole-leaf dry-hopping session in this tank, then gets transferred to firkins and dosed with fresh yeast and maple syrup from the ole family homestead (Red Brook Farm in western Mass.).
This is a rare treat. Don't miss it.
Next month (March 12th) will mark Year One for the Birdsall House. We will be celebrating on Friday, March 11th with a special prix fixe menu (as well as our regular menu) staring at 5pm, DJ Mood Swing (our own Chef Matt Hutchins) at 10pm and 14 Captain Lawrence beers on draught all night. There will also be a complimentary beer toast at Mid-night (marking our true birthday).
Thank you to all who have supported us over the past 12 months. We couldn't have done it without you.
Join us for a special Valentine's Day Prix Fixe Dinner and the tapping a rare keg of Dogfish Head Red and White:
Valentine's Prix Fixe $45
Choose One First Course Item:
Acorn and Butternut Squash Soup
Crème fraîche, sage oil
Roasted Beet “Carpaccio”
Fennel, frisée, goat cheese, toasted sunflower seeds, mustard-sherry vinaigrette
Sausage and Cheese
House-made pork and fennel sausage, Fingerlakes Schuyler stinging nettle gouda,
porter and caraway mustard, mesclun salad
Choose One Second Course Item:
Goat Cheese En Croûte
Goat cheese, roasted pumpkin, portobello mushroom, and spinach baked in puff pastry
with mesclun salad and Dijon cream
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Sweet potato mash, collard greens, smoky tomato marmalade
Blackened Shrimp and Grits
Mascarpone soft polenta, wilted spinach, Cajun cream, house-made andouille sausage
Choose One Third Course Item:
Passionfruit Crème Brulee
Sugar crust, passionfruit truffle
Milk Chocolate Pot Pie
Nutmeg whipped cream, milk chocolate sauce
Our good friend Pat Fondiller of Smuttynose Brewing Co. has set up a very cool event for us here at the Birdsall House: "East Coast vs. West Coast" featuring four world class breweries, Lagunitas & Ballast Point (West) vs. Smuttynose & Victory (East). We'll be tapping beer styles produced on both coasts (IPA, Imperial IPA, Porter, etc.). We're still waiting on a final draught list, but it will be posted on our events page in the next day or two. The event will take place this Friday, February 4th at 10pm.
We've also just posted our new dinner menu for the winter, with an expanded charcuterie section, several new items.
The Birdsall House was very flattered to be mentioned in the "Best of Westchester" issue of Westchester Magazine this summer, but when we opened the pages of the recently issued "Best of the Decade" issue of WM we were floored to see our humble little tavern nestled amongst some of the most respected restaurants in New York State (Blue Hill, Tarry Lodge, etc). It's nice when the hard work pays off.
On January 4th we will be featuring 3 beers from White Birch Brewing, a small production brewery in Hooksett, NH that opened in June of 2009. WB is dedicated to producing hand-crafted Belgian style beers and also does it's best to support the local economy of Hooksett. These beer are very limited and we were only able to get our hands on 3 kegs. Belgian Pale Ale, Hooksett Ale (Belgian IPA) & Oak Aged Tripel (aged in Pinot Noir and Merlot barrels). We will be offering a charcuterie pairing with each of the three beers from Chef Matt Hutchins arsenal of cured meats, house-made sausages and terrines. As an added bonus we will also be tapping a CASK of Captain Lawrence Imperial IPA!
We pride ourselves on being a Tavern that serves locally brewed beer, but the brewing tradition in this country has roots in England and Europe and without those roots the beer industry in America (craft or otherwise) wouldn't be what it is today.
On the eve of Christmas Eve 2010 (12/23) the Birdsall House will honor the English branch of America's brewing roots by hosting holiday beers from Ridgeway Brewery, from South Stoke, England.
Check out the draught list.
We've been getting some seriously fantastic beers in lately! We've just tapped Lagunitas Brown Shugga, Hill Farmstead Edward (not many kegs of this around), Troeg's Mad Elf & Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard. We also have a slew of winter/Christmas beers in the pipeline.
Sunday Brunch includes a complimentary Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Beer!
And let's not forget about Happy Hour:
$5 draughts, $1 off well drinks and $4 appetizers from 4-7pm M-F
Late Night Happy Hour from 10-Mid-night EVERYDAY: $3 pints of Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat
Happy Holidays! The Birdsall House draught list is getting lethal:
Dogfish Head Olde School 15%
21st Amendment Hop Crisis 10.8%
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 10%
Keegan Hurricane Kitty 12%.
We've also recently tapped a keg of Anchor Steam Christmas 2010.
Sierra Nevada Celebration as well as a few other holiday beers will be in next week.
If you haven't made New Year's Eve plans yet, check out what we'll be doing here.
Buttermilk Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast
Two over-easy eggs, crispy bacon, maple syrup
House-Smoked Ham and Egg Sandwich
Scrambled eggs, malt mayo, wilted spinach, Adirondack Black Wax Cheddar,
bacon, Wild Hive whole wheat bun, French fries
Portobello and Camembert Omelette
Black-eyed pea and potato cakes, mesclun salad, sun-dried tomato pesto, crème fraîche
Corned Beef Hash
Fingerling potatoes, cast-iron fried egg, wilted spinach, bacon, country toast, apple butter
Biscuits and Gravy
Buttermilk biscuits, southern-style giblet gravy, collard greens, bacon, soft-poached egg
Sweet Maple-Glazed Pork Belly
Bulgur wheat and butternut squash pancakes, apple syrup, peanut brittle, maple gastrique
Deep-Fried Soft-Boiled Egg
Mascarpone Wild Hive soft polenta, wilted spinach, roasted mushrooms, spicy sofrito
Apple and mesclun salad, blue corn tortilla, black beans, scrambled eggs,
house-made chorizo, tomatillo salsa, sour cream, lime wedges
Blackened Shrimp and Grits
Mascarpone Wild Hive soft polenta, wilted baby spinach, Cajun cream, cornmeal-fried okra