Durham – 21c Museum Hotel Durham and Counting House restaurant have joined forces with Ponysaurus Brewing Co. to give travelers and locals the opportunity to experience the best of Durham’s lively and thriving brewery culture. Unique offerings include a Ponysaurus overnight hotel package, in-room amenities and special themed dinner in partnership with the local brewery.
Named a “Next Level Brewery” by FOOD & WINE, and brewing what Thrillist calls “the best pint in Durham, and one of the 50 most underrated breweries in America,” Ponysaurus Brewing Co. is a forward-thinking, backward-tasting brewery and taproom based in Durham, creating beers that are meant to be savored, appreciated, contemplated, philosophized, studied, nuzzled, and mindfully guzzled.
Counting House will kick off the partnership with a five-course dinner crafted by executive chef Thomas Card and featuring pairings by Ponysaurus Brewing Co. on Thursday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. as part of the restaurant’s ongoing Fork + Bottle Dinner Series. Special guest Keil Jansen, brewmaster at Ponysaurus, will lead tastings of each pairing.
The dinner will begin with a reception in 21c Museum Hotel’s gallery spaces, followed by dinner in the Private Dining Room at Counting House. The menu will feature seasonal dishes from the land and sea including citrus marinated blue crab with baby beets, jalapeno and pearl onion; popcorn sweetbreads with sungold tomatoes, black garlic and pecan and heritage pork with sorghum, creamed corn and truffle. Featured beer pairings will include the Ponysaurus Bière de Garde, Don’t Be Mean to People: A Golden Rule Saison, India Pale Ale, Scottish Ale and Imperial Stout.
Tickets for the Ponysaurus Brewing Company dinner are $75 per person. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 919.956.6760.
In addition to offering a selection of Ponysaurus beers for sale in each guest room, 21c Durham has crafted an exclusive overnight hotel package for the beer enthusiast. Guests begin their beer-fueled adventure in Durham with a behind-the-scenes tour of Ponysaurus Brewery, followed by a visit to the taproom to sample seasonal brews and enjoy the Beer Garden, food trucks and outdoor patio. After a day spent exploring one of the city’s most beloved breweries, guests can retreat to their guest room for an in-room bar snack from Counting House and a luxurious overnight stay.
The Ponysaurus Brewery package includes:
· Tour of Ponysaurus Brewery (Transportation provided)
· Two beers at Ponysaurus Brewery
· 10% off merchandise at Ponysaurus Brewery
· Bar snack amenity from Counting House
· Two Ponysaurus Brewery pint glasses
Reservations can be made by calling 919.956.6700 or visiting www.21cDurham.com. Subject to availability, other restrictions may apply.
About 21c Museum Hotel Durham
21c Museum Hotel Durham is a combination boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and chef-driven restaurant. Building on its mission of engaging the public with contemporary art and supporting the revitalization of American downtowns, 21c rehabilitated the historic Hill Building in downtown Durham. The 125-room property features 10,500 square feet of exhibition, meeting and event space and presents rotating, curated exhibitions, interactive site specific installations and a full roster of cultural programming; a ballroom in the historic banking hall; three suites with private terraces and a spa. 21c Durham is home to Counting House, a restaurant and bar featuring high-quality ingredients that celebrate North Carolina’s rich heritage of fresh seafood and seasonal produce.
For more information visit www.21cMuseumHotels.com.
21c Museum Hotel Durham
111 North Corcoran Street
Durham, NC 27701