BIG things coming up

With my fall travel schedule wrapping up, I’ll soon be back in Cottontown busy busy with all of my upcoming projects around the farm.  Things are changing and progressing in many ways.  At the bottom of the page is the list of new accepted uses in Agricultural Districts of Sumner County.  This is a great thing and truly a step towards a new generation of local business in our rural communities! What’s your favorite on the list??  Maybe we’ll have a brewery, hayride, duderanch, cheese making, wedding venue combo!

We have a really cool event coming up on November 2nd. The Fall Harvest Farm-to-Table Dinner hosted by The Butterbean Bakery and Bistro in Gallatin.  We will be pairing Briarscratch beers with each of the four courses provided.  Tickets are extremely limited and on sale at the restaurant.  The menu is as follows:

For a gluten free offering, Briarscratch has crafted a small batch seasonal sparkling cider, also known as perry, fermented from 100% locally grown pears.

Appetizers
•White Truffle & Meyer Lemon Kale Chips (V)
•Baked Candied Jalapeño Studded Gruyere Fondue served with Cranberry Compote, chunks of Warm Herbed Bread & Crudités
– Paired with Off-the-Trail Pale Ale, a medium/light bodied American style ale with a fruity aroma and flavors of caramel malts and tangy citrus hops.

Soup & Salad
•Tender Buttercrisp Lettuce, Spiced Pecans, Candied Bacon, Shaved Parmesan, Celery, & Juicy Pears drizzled with a Black Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette (V without bacon or cheese)
•Kale, White Bean, & Sweet Potato Soup (V)
– Paired with Creekbank Blonde, a light bodied blonde ale that is crisp on the palate with hints of sweet malt and moderate bitterness to balance.

Entrées
•Crispy Tarragon Roasted Chicken Breast with Herbed Beurre Blanc, served over Truffled Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, crowned with Crispy Fried Shallots and served with a side of Black Fig Roasted Brussels Sprouts
•Quinoa, Pecan, and Shiitake Mushroom Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash, served with sides of Truffle Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes and Black Fig Roasted Brussels Sprouts (V)
– Paired with Mudpit Porter, a traditional English style dark beer brewed with chocolate malt and roasted barley. This beer style pairs exceptionally with roasted or smoked dishes and hearty stews. Expect a medium bodied beer that portrays mild aromas and flavors reminiscent of dark chocolate and fresh roasted coffee with a clean finish.

Desserts
•Roasted Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingerbread Crust, topped with Spiced Whipped Cream and Candied Pecans
•Warm Cranberry & Honeycrisp Apple Crisp served with a scoop of Honey Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (Vegan, Coconut Milk Ice Cream Available Upon Request)
– Paired with Cottontown Brown, the flagship beer of Briarscratch. Although this will be a year round offering, something about the rustic brown appearance and rich malty flavors make this brew a fall favorite. Its light body and flavorful mild characteristics allow this beer to stand up to many dishes, but you should find malty hints that range from toffee to graham cracker, and dark fruits that will pair wonderfully with these signature desserts.

 

Photo: Here is the list! Listed are "new" business types that will now be permited for approval in agricultural zoned districts of Sumner with proper requirements thanks to the passing of the agri-tourism amendment. I love this! You can probably guess our favorite. What's your favorite on the list?

As always, cheers and support your local business!

 

Brad

Thoughts?