Katabatic Brewing pairs beer with life

Samantha Hill

Katabatic Brewing has been expanding their brewing capacity for the past three years since it opened and  now the company is working toward creating more of a community presence.

Coming up this week includes a Saison Cook-off and a Books and Brews event, both hosted with the idea that things are better when they are paired with beer.

Co-owner LaNette Jones said the company has been able to expand its brewing capacity while also expanding their number of employees. This includes someone to takeover more of the taproom events.

Starting on Friday is Books and Brews with the Livingston-Park County Public Library, at Katabatic is where people can find beers that pair nicely with books they may be interested in.

“The idea is if a story is an adventure, it would pair well with this type of beer,” Jones said as an example.

The event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The following day at the brewery will be a Saison Recipe Cook-off.

Jones said Katabatic brewed an imperial saison for their anniversary a few months ago. The idea of the cook-off is using the beer in a food item, either an appetizer or dessert.

She explained that the brewery is doing the food pairings to give people an idea of what they can do with beer other than drink it.

Jones said over eight people have signed up to serve some sort of dish and need a lot of beer to do so.

“Some people bought one bottle while others have come in to buy six,” she said.

The food will be available from 3 to 7 p.m. It is open to the public but in order to vote, attendees must buy a beer. The more beers bought, the more votes cast.

The best cook will have their recipe paired with a gift set sold in the craft fair at Katabatic on Nov. 25.

The brewery will also do a sip and paint for the Christmas Stroll Dec. 1, children’s craft day on Dec. 2, ugly sweater party on Dec. 8 and a brunch pairing on Dec. 16.

For more information on the upcoming events, visit www.katabaticbrewing.com.