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Fried chicken on the menu for the first pop-up beer lunch on January 20.

Pairing beer with food is an under-appreciated art in France, but cooking enthusiast and avid home brewer Phillip Lamb is looking to change that with a “pop-up brew pub”.  In a new monthly event, he prepares a three-course lunch (entrée, plat, dessert) and chooses an appropriate beer to pair with each course.  The inaugural event, which took place at L’Express de Lyon on January 20th, featured Southern comfort food: chicken liver toasts, fried chicken, and sautéed greens, served with American, German, and Belgian brews.

The next lunch will take place on February 10th, with a Mardi Gras theme and beers from Brooklyn Brewery, location TBD.  30€ buys the full lunch with beer pairings, or it’s 20€ if you just want the grub.

Tickets can be purchased here, and you can keep up with news like menu announcements and schedule changes via their Twitter feed.

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