Monday, May 9, 2011

Beer and more

Blue hosts a Mother Earth Brewing beer and food pairing May 19, with five dishes and five beers, in a tasting set-up. Among the fare: poached rock shrimp with Weeping Willow Wit; and herb-roasted ostrich with corn souffle and Dark Cloud. $34.95; Hearst Tower uptown (corner of College and 5th streets); 704-927-2583.

Widmer Brewery's Chris Squier hosts a beer and cheese tasting at Whiskey Warehouse May 19, with some proceeds going to buy gifts for kids in Levine Children's Hospital. Three beers and cheese pairings are included. Tickets are $14 and a donated toy ($20 without) when purchased at; $20 and $25 at the door. 1221 The Plaza; 704-334-7005.