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Skyloft Restaurant Announces Monthly Gourmet “Beer Dinner,” Taps & Tastes

Published: 10/31/2016

Skyloft Beverage Director Louie Palmerin is one proud papa, and deservedly so, as Palmerin has skillfully crafted the largest and most innovative selection of craft beers in Laguna Beach.

Now, Palmerin and Skyloft Chef Arthur Ortiz are raising the bar even further with monthly craft beer dinners, entitled "Taps & Tastes." Set for the 2nd Wednesday of every month, Taps & Tastes premieres at Skyloft on Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 6:00 p.m. The price is $55 (tax and gratuity not included), and reservations are required at (949) 715-7700.

At this first Skyloft Beer Dinner, the great Stone Brewing Company will be in residence with brewery representatives educating guests on at least six 6-ounce selections.

The frothy tastes only get better with a 6-course paired dinner menu from Chef Arthur. "When you work with a great beer company like Stone Brewing, you have to pull out all the stops," says Chef Arthur. "We will be tasting pale ales, Belgian style ales, porters and stouts, so the paired foods have to both hold their own and compliment these great beers."

The decadent 6-course menu includes Fried Green Tomatoes with spicy avocado dressing; Chef Arthur's homegrown Gumbo recipe with pulled chicken, smoked andouille sausage and garlic sticky rice; in-house Smoked Salmon with lemon dill aïoli; Black Cherry Glazed Ribs, best-selling Brussels Sprouts with charred, Cajun-seasoned pork belly bacon and, finally, Chef's crowd favorite, Key Lime Cake.

Again, reservations are required in advance at (949) 715-7700. Future Taps & Tastes beer dinner dates are set as follows: Wed., Dec. 7th; Wed., Jan 11th, Wed., Feb. 8th; and Wed, March 9th. Mark your calendar and watch for upcoming announcements on each month's chosen brewery at and at SkyloftOC on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

"We're looking forward to staking our claim as the area's only provider of gourmet beer dinners," says Palmerin. "Our guests are in for a very memorable and fun experience."

About Skyloft

In the heart of downtown Laguna Beach, Skyloft provides delectable and down-home "California Smoke."

Just nearing its one-year anniversary, Skyloft made an impact quickly in Laguna Beach with slow-smoked teaks, ribs, brisket and more. Additional entrees in fresh fish, seafood, innovative salads, sandwiches and pastas pair beautifully with craft cocktails and the finest selection of local and regional craft beers round.

Skyloft serves lunch and dinner daily with a weekend breakfast that welcomes early birds and late risers, one in all. A favorite drop-in for locals, Skyloft also offers the only locals' "secret menu" in town - The Artifacts - named after Chef Arthur Ortiz.

With roof deck bar and dining that looks onto Laguna's famed Main Beach, the city's largest, swankiest bar on the main level, and live music 7 nights a week, Skyloft has quickly become the meet-and-greet destination for great food, lively fun and top-notch entertainment.

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