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September 21, 2012
  • Bottle caps at the Bruery to be put on bottles. Beers from the Orange County brewer will be featured at a pairing dinner at Craft restaurant.
Bottle caps at the Bruery to be put on bottles. Beers from the Orange County… (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles…)

Craft restaurant in Century City is celebrating L.A. Beer Week, which kicked off Thursday, with a beer-pairing dinner that highlights the craft beers of Orange County's the Bruery.

Craft chef de cuisine John Keenan and pastry chef Shannon Swindle are pairing dishes with 10 Bruery pours. Pairings include Autumn Maple, a Belgian yeast beer made with yams, with maple-glazed Berkshire pork belly; Mischief, a golden strong ale, with Naked Cowboy oysters; and a White Chocolate brew served with a white chocolate ice cream sandwich. (See the full menu below.)

The event is 2 to 6 p.m. and costs $125 per person (including tax and gratuity). For reservations, contact Anna Morini at or (424) 204-7485.

Here's the menu:

Charred octopus & Aleppo pepper

Saison Rue
Laughing Bird shrimp spring roll

Loakal Red
BN Ranch beef slider & onion jam

Autumn Maple
Maple-glazed Berkshire pork belly, farm egg & country biscuit

White Oak
Fiscalini cheddar mac 'n' cheese

Liberty Farms duck fritter, pineapple & passion fruit

Smoking Wood
Barbecued lamb belly & corn muffin

Naked Cowboy oysters

Sour & The Rye
Braised rabbit leg & blackberry

White Chocolate
White chocolate ice cream sandwich

Craft, 10100 Constellation Blvd., (310) 279-4180,

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