Lamb and Ale Never Fail: Antlers Lodge Features Five Course Freetail Beer Dinner

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July 13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hill County Resort and Spa’s Signature Restaurant 
Offers Unique Freetail Beer Dinner Wednesday, July 20th
 
“Wild game and brews all around!” No, this is not the request of a medieval king, but rather an invitation to grab your friends and enjoy the flavors of the Texas Hill Country for a more “modern twist” to feasting like royalty with an evening of exquisite cuisine paired with unique brews at Antlers Lodge, Wednesday, July 20th. Featuring a selection from San Antonio’s Freetail Brewing Company, the evening includes a five-course dinner with beer parings.

Chef Armando Diaz, Chef de Cuisine of Antlers Lodge, has crafted a dinner menu of pairings that features a wide-range of Texas flavors, including Gulf Seafood Terrine, Heirloom Tomato, Corned Pork Jowl, fresh Cobia with antelope jerky and Dorper Lamb Loin, giving diners the opportunity to experience a bevy of Texas’ natural bounty alongside the bold flavors of Freetail’s handcrafted beers. Chef Diaz and a representative from Freetail will discuss each course and its pairing, walking guests through the selections. A meet and greet will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. The dinner is $65 per person. Tax and 18 percent gratuity are not included in the dinner pricing.
 
A San Antonio-based brewery, Freetail is noted for producing superb beer, focusing on unique mixtures using only the freshest ingredients of barley, wheat, oats, fruits and flowers. An economic teacher turned brewer, CEO Scott Metzger drew his inspiration and company name from the Mexican free-tailed bat. Though tiny, this flying creature has a huge impact on its community, and the team at Freetail commits itself to doing the same. From its humble beginnings inside of a used 15-barrel brewhouse to a 30,000 square foot full production brewery, determination and an open-mind has led this company to be recognized as one of the top brewpubs in Texas.
 
Freetail revels in the opportunity to experiment with distinct flavors, and its unique blends are the perfect match for Antlers, the signature restaurant at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa that features locally harvested ingredients and ranch-inspired cuisine with a focus on exotic prime cuts and game. Nestled on the site of the historic Rogers Wiseman Ranch and serving locally sourced ingredients respecting the Texas Hill Country’s cultural influences, Antlers is known for its fantastic customer service, unforgettable flavors and unique location providing terrific views of the resort’s scenic, award-winning golf course and Hill Country surroundings. The AAA-Four Star restaurant received OpenTable’s “Diners’ Choice Award” 2015 and has been the recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 2012.
 
The evening features a lineup of five brews from Freetail’s diverse selection. Yo Soy Un Berliner, a seasonal selection with a light modern twist on a centuries-old classic packed with deliciously tart flavors, will be the first to refresh your thirst. Rye Wit, full of citrus candy notes and mellow bready malt undertones topped with an effervescent billowy foam cap is sure to delight your taste buds alongside the second course. Third to pour out will be the deep auburn Old Bat Rastard, a limited edition featuring deep aromas of earthy bitterness and nutty flavors touched with hints of prune and dried fig.
 
Accompanying the fourth course will be a reserve beer, Despertado en Manzanilla, a wild ale that begins with an oaky taste, followed by a combination of tart stone fruit apricot and lime notes smoothed over by herbal undertones of chamomile. To finish the evening, a perfect balance of richness and ruggedness, Soul Doubt IPA boasts loads of citrus and woody flavors that are sure to make your senses sore into a starry-eyed night.
 
The full menu and pairing schedule for the evening includes:
First Course
Gulf Seafood Terrine
sunchokes, sour kumquat, arugula, caper berries
Pairing: Yo Soy Un Berliner (Seasonal Beer)
 
Second Course
Heirloom Tomato
anson mills farro, local corn crema, country ham, basil
Pairing:  Rye Wit (Core Beer)
 
Third Course
Corned Pork Jowl
spicy mustard, pickled okra, aged cheddar, watercress
Pairing: Old Bat Rastard (Limited Edition Beer)
 
Fourth Course
Cobia
roasted eggplant, avocado, garden peppers, antelope “jerky”, malted barley, lavender gastrique
Pairing:  Despertado en Manzanilla (Reserve Beer)
 
Fifth Course
Dorper Lamb Loin
labneh, za’atar, local honey, grilled peaches
Pairing: Soul Doubt IPA (Core Beer)
 
With free parking independent of the resort that allows guests direct access to the restaurant, Antlers Lodge is located in Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa at 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive. The restaurant regularly offers dinner service Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30 to 10PM. Reservations for the Freetail beer dinner may be made at 210-520-4001, while regular reservations to dine at Antlers Lodge may be made by phone or online at antlerslodgerestaurant.com.
 
About Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
The AAA Four-Diamond Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is located on 300 scenic acres in the heart of San Antonio. The 500-room luxury hotel features 54,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a total of 165,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, as well as enhanced landscaping that further highlights the natural Texas beauty of the resort.  Just 16 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio and the San Antonio International Airport, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa offers a retreat that feels a world away, with the convenience and fun of San Antonio just outside its doors.
 
Resort amenities include the full-service Windflower—The Hill Country Spa, featuring 21-treatment rooms with world-class services, a five-acre water park with a FlowRider® wave machine, 22’ tower waterslide, four swimming pools, Ramblin’ River® and much more. A variety of excellent on-site food and beverage options are available, including award-winning Antlers Lodge, offering a unique Texas dining experience that overlooks Hill Country Golf Club, the resort’s lushly landscaped 27-hole Arthur Hills-designed golf course. Windflower—The Hill Country Spa, Antlers Lodge and  Hill Country Golf Club are available for both resort guests and the general public to enjoy. For reservations or information, contact 210-647-1234 or visit us at hillcountry.regency.hyatt.com.
 
About Hyatt Regency
The Hyatt Regency brand is an energizing hotel brand that connects travelers to whom and what matters most to them. More than 140 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; the space to work, engage or relax; and expert planners who take care of every detail. For more information, visit hyattregency.com or facebook.com/HyattRegency.