Beer Tasting Wednesdays and the Road to Cicerone

Every Wednesday evening in recent weeks at Ten22, Executive Chef Jay Veregge leads an entertaining hour of beer tasting. Known for its large beer selection, Ten22 wanted to create a program where beer enthusiasts can come learn more about their favorite beers, as well as fall in love with new beer and food pairings. With a different them each week, Beer Tasting Wednesdays have been a beer lover’s paradise.

But wait! There’s more! Beer Tasting Wednesdays just got infinitely more interesting as Chef Jay just passed his Certified Beer Server exam in the Cicerone Certification Program. Now beer enthusiasts, as well as beer skeptics, can come to Beer Tasting Wednesdays knowing they are listening to an expert! “It’s necessary in this business to understand and keep current with the ever-changing beer industry,” said Chef Jay. “I’m a beer enthusiast, and I wanted to test my knowledge on what I know.”

To become a Certified Beer Server one must have proficient knowledge of beer storage and service as well as some knowledge of beer styles which includes understanding of beer tasting, flavors and the basic brewing process and ingredients (Cicerone.org). Doesn’t sound quite so simple for the first level, now does it? “The first test in the Cicerone Program was more difficult than I expected even with my expansive knowledge of beer,” said Chef Jay. “If you’re not completely into beer, you might have a hard time.”

Nevertheless, Chef Jay is confident he can give people the opportunity through Beer Tasting Wednesdays to become their own Cicerone if they should choose to do so. The information he imparts on Wednesdays on different types of beer leaves room for everyone to be educated in some capacity. It is extremely important to Chef Jay that everyone who comes to Beer Tasting Wednesdays has a good time, but also that they learn something. “Beer Tasting Wednesdays have fast become a place where people can come to have fun, and we’ve already developed a loyal following,” said Chef Jay. It is a good deal indeed to receive a fair amount of beer and food for $10!

For more information on Beer Tasting Wednesdays, visit our website.

Lindy Gervin

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Eat. Drink. Give! at Ten22

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Ten22 has partnered with UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) of Sacramento and Northern California for a very special Eat. Drink. Give! program.

From Sunday through Saturday, September 23-29, 15% of the revenue generated at Ten22 will be donated to UCP of Sacramento and Northern California.

UCP provides services to people with over 20 types of developmental disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, intellectual disabilities and many more.  Exceptional programs such as the Autism Center for Excellence, Saddle Pals and Adult Day Programs empower both children and adults to live life without limits.

So come out and enjoy a wonderful dining experience while supporting one of the area’s most deserving non-profit organizations!

Published in: on September 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Celebrate Gold Rush Days with Ten22!

Get out your cowboy boots and gold mining pans and celebrate Sacramento’s 13th annual Gold Rush Days!  This Labor Day weekend, August 31-September 3, people will gather on the streets of Old Sacramento, stepping back into the California Gold Rush era as Sacramento’s historic district is transformed into a scene straight out of the 1850s.

Festivities for the weekend include parades, live music, pony rides, craft demonstrations and of course great food.  Join Ten22 as Chef Jay mans the BBQ and cooks up a delicious BBQ lunch that includes brisket, ribs, corn bread and macaroni salad for only $16!  This lunch special is available Friday-Monday (August 31-September 3), 11:30 am-4:00 pm.

Coming to town early? Starting Thursday and running through Monday, (August 30 – September 3), Ten22 will offer the following unique and tasty specials:

BBQ oysters-with Tabasco butter ~ $2 each

Grilled Sausage- house made garlic sausage with creole mustard ~ $6 each

Crawfish Boil-Crab boil fish with red hot jus ~ $12

Gold Rush Days:

Friday 10 am-6 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10 am-7 pm
Monday 10 am-5 pm

Cost: FREE!

Ten22 will be open normal business hours.

Published in: on August 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm  Leave a Comment  
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