By AML Publisher
Photos courtesy of Courtney Apple Photography
The bad news? Philly Beer Week is coming to an end. The good news? If you have not had time to partake in the hundreds of events across the city and suburbs this week, a fantastic finale is planned this Sunday at Bryn Mawr’s popular pan-Asian restaurant, Nectar.
Executive chef and partner Patrick Feury has teamed up with Downingtown’s Victory Brewery and his brother, Fork executive chef Terence Feury, to launch Fists of Feury. Fists is an English pale ale created via the Victory collaboration. It is only available at Nectar, Old City’s Fork and Victory while the batches last. Sunday both Feury brothers and Victory’s Bill Covaleski will host a special four course beer dinner at Nectar, with one seating, starting at 5 p.m.
AroundMainLine.com: Chef Feury, I love that, as one of the Main Line’s most prestigious and respected chefs, you are vested in beer and food pairings. How did this event and relationship between Nectar and Victory come about?
Patrick Feury: I’ve known Bill (Covaleski) for many years and I’ve been home brewing since I was very young. So we decided to do a beer that was ‘chef driven’ and paired well with food. It’s the perfect marriage and it’s been a great learning experience for Terry and me.
AML: What inspired you to brew an English pale ale specifically?
PF: My mom was born in England and my dad is first generation Irish. We really wanted a brew that was similar to our heritage and so Terry and I took English hops and American hops and came up with Fists.
AML: I guess we can let everyone in on the ‘secret weapon’ in Fists of Feury-rosemary.
PF: I use rosemary a lot in my food at Nectar as a background accent that people may not realize is in their food. Even my citrus vinaigrette that I use for my salads has rosemary. I thought rosemary would be fun in the beer!
AML: Count me in for Sunday night! What can the diners expect with this event?
PF: We designed the dinner to be a loose, fun party atmosphere, with stellar food, for everyone on Sunday. Its not so structured as you would think for a four course dinner. We will also be serving Victory’s Summer Love ale-and Bill has never launched two ales at once which I think beer lovers will appreciate. Its really going to be fun.
Fists of Feury Beer Dinner at Nectar
When: Sunday June 13th 5 p.m. Please arrive by 5 p.m. as there is one seating.
Where: Nectar Restaurant, Bryn Mawr
What: A special four course dinner celebrating the release of Fists of Feury, a limited release English pale ale
Cost: $55 per person, beer included, gratuity is additional
Reservations: Call Nectar for reservations, seating is limited: 610-725-9000
Address: 1091 East Lancaster Avenue, Berwyn
Facebook Fan Page: Nectar Restaurant and Lounge