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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 1, 2015) – Shoeless Joe’s Sports Café at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, will host a Craft Beer Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Featuring local Fort Myers Brewing Company, the event will begin with a reception where guests will start the guided tour of ales with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest, followed by four of Fort Myers Brewing Company’s featured beers during a seasonal four-course dinner, including Gateway Gold, City of Palms Pils, High 5 IPA and Red Tape Amber. The seasonal menu, prepared by Crowne Plaza’s Executive Chef Hector Garcia, is as follows:

First course: Harvest pumpkin and crab bisque

Second course: Baby mixed greens, arugula, Granny Smith applies, Gorgonzola cheese, walnuts and berries with balsamic vinaigrette

Third course: Sliced beef tenderloin, topped with herb butter and served with cauliflower and potato puree, sautéed spinach and mushrooms, and finished with stout beer reduction

Fourth course: Three-layer chocolate trilogy cake with mixed berries and whipped cream

“These beer summits and dinners are a beer lover’s dream, offering unique brews, great food and, of course, a fun-loving crowd here at Shoeless Joe’s,” said Jim Larkin, general manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Bell Tower Shops. “The demand from past attendees make this one of the most fun and creative events we host at Shoeless Joe’s at the Crowne Plaza, and we are honored to welcome Fort Myers Brewing Company, Lee County’s first microbrewery.”

Reservations for the event are required in advance, and seating is limited. Tickets are $50 per person, all inclusive. To reserve, contact Sarah Heusing at 239-210-2477.

Fort Myers Brewing Company is Lee County’s first microbrewery offering award-winning craft ales brewed 10 barrels at a time. Located at 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suites 27-28 in Fort Myers, the brewing company’s tasting room is open Tuesday through Sunday from 3 to 11 p.m.

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