Montclair Brewery Brews New Beer to Honor Juneteenth

Plus: Other upcoming food events in Milford, Clifton and Jackson.

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The new Jubilee red wheat ale from Montclair Brewery. Photo courtesy of Montclair Brewery

Juneteenth Celebration at Montclair Brewery

Montclair • June 19

To celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the freeing of the last enslaved people in 1865, Montclair Brewery has released a special brew for the month. Jubilee, a red wheat ale, is made with hibiscus flowers, which were originally brought to America from West Africa during the Atlantic slave trade, says lead brewer and co-owner, Leo Sawadogo. To celebrate the launch, there will be performances on the brewery’s outdoor stage from 1–10 pm on June 19.

Montclair Brewery, 101 Walnut St., Montclair; 973-850-0541

Kentucky Whiskey Dinner at Descendants Brewing Company

Milford • June 17

Partnering with Barrell Craft Spirits, Descendants Brewing will host its first spirits dinner since rebranding from The Ship Inn. The five-course menu will have a whiskey paired with each dish. Courses include Lomilomi Salmon, Spinach & Stone Fruit Salad, Seared Scallops, Grilled Hangar Steak and Butterscotch Pudding. Guest speakers Lindsay Gulics, Bill Brown and Janet Brennan will make an appearance as you enjoy dinner. $75 per person; call for reservations.

Descendants Brewing Company, 61 Bridge St., Milford; 908-995-0188

Duckhorn Wine Dinner at Spuntino Wine Bar

Clifton • June 17

Chef Michel Desjardins will prepare a five-course menu at Spuntino Wine Bar. Each course will be paired with Duckhorn Wines ranging from Chardonnay to Cabernet to Sauvignon Blanc. The menu features Endive & Beet Salad (with fried goat cheese and a mustard vinaigrette), Scallops Crudo (with pineapple and chili pepper), Lobster Mac & Cheese, NY Strip Loin (with roasted garlic potato purée) and Chocolate Walnut & Fig Cake. $125 per person; purchase tickets online. Starts at 7 pm.

Spuntino Wine Bar, 70 Kingsland Rd., Clifton; 973-661-2435

Prix Fixe Menu at The Edge

Jackson • Wednesdays & Thursdays

A prix fixe menu is coming to The Edge on Wednesdays and Thursdays, for just $50 per person. The three-course menu includes appetizers (Caesar Salad, Wedge Salad, Shrimp Tempura), entrées (Salmon with tzatziki sauce, Grilled Chicken Paillard with orange and fennel, and Prime NY Strip Steak with chimichurri) and dessert (Creme Brûlée and Vanilla or Chocolate Gelato). Coffee and tea included. Make reservations online.

The Edge, 109 N County Line Rd., Jackson; 732-408-3343

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