Of all the restaurants in the vast Tom Douglas culinary empire, TanakaSan is currently my favorite. This is where Southeast Asian street food meets American comfort food in a casual, pop-in environment. The result is crazy-big, bold and unexpected flavors. Just the way I like ‘em. And to accompany all that flavorful food, TanakaSan offers a very nice selection of craft beer on tap. Now, I have one more reason to adore TanakaSan: they’re hosting a sour beer and food pairing event.

TanakaSan’s Sour Hour takes place on March 31st. It’s not really a beer dinner, it more like beer and bites. Chef Brian Walczyk will provide snacks to accompany a lovely selection of funky brews. Below, you will find more information about the event.

TanakaSan is located in Assembly Hall, at the corner of 6th and Lenora in Seattle – the heart of Douglasville (half a dozen Tom Douglas restaurants within a few blocks). TanakaSan is on the ground floor of the Via 6 Apartments, right next to Home Remedy, which is a store, deli and growler-filling station that you should check out while you’re there.

TanakaSan Sour Hour

PRICE: $25

Purchase Tickets

DATE: 03/31/2014
TIME: 6-8 pm

Because there aren’t enough happy hours in the day!

Pucker up for a Sour Beer Tasting and Pairing at TanakaSan.

For this mingling “happy hour,” beverage manager Nick Jarvis has selected some funky Sour Beers with perfectly paired bites by Chef Brian Walczyk.

~The Pairings~

Anchorage/Crooked Stave- Between the Stave: American wild ale fermented with three strains of brett and aged for 11 months in cognac barrels. Alaska & Colorado collaboration
~paired with~
Smoked Beef Tongue, Salsa Verde, Horse Radish

The Bruery Sour in the Rye: Sour and spicy oak-aged ale from Orange County’s finest experimental brewery
~paired with~
Teleme Cheese, Cornichon, on Caraway Toast

Epic Brewing Brainless on Peaches: Belgian-style ale with peach puree aged in French Chardonnay casks in Salt Lake City.
~paired with~
Chicken Liver Terrine, Peach Mostarda

De Proef Brouwerji Zoetzuur: A sweet and sour flanders red ale brewed with cherry juice from everyone’s favorite Flemish brewing engineer
~paired with~
Smoked Salmon, Concord Grape Vinegar

Epic Ales Huckleberry Sour: A complex solara-style sour aged in oak barrels by SODO’s resident mad scientist of brewing
~paired with~
Lemon Curd Tart