Man Fire Food is a favorite Food Network show of our head winemaker.
So, Aric reached out to Man Fire Food producers with photos of what was happening every June at von Stiehl Winery. They loved the idea and quickly scheduled BrewVino Roast for the sixth season of Man Fire Food. The episode featuring Algoma titled “Heavy Metal Meat,” debuted on August 8, 2017. Not only did this episode run on the Food Network, but the BrewVino Roast was added to a second episode featuring “Fire Festivals”. We’ll be sure to share the links once they become available.
Intrigued by the roast? Here’s the big idea…
•A Steer is raised on Ahnapee Brewery spent grains at the Bryersquart Family Farm in Door County, Wisconsin.
•The steer is butchered by Otto’s meats and allowed to age for 21 days in their facility.
•Two days before the event, the steer is bathed in a von Stiehl Winery cherry wine marinade. See the recipe.
•The steer is taken out and injected with more marinade! It stays in the cooler for the remaining 12 hours before roasting.
•Roasting pit is prepped and the fire is started around 2 am. Pit heats up until the steer is placed by forklift at 5 am.
•Steer cooks for 7 hours (or so).
•Forklift removes and places the animal in the butchering area, where four qualified butchers spend up to two hours slicing and chopping.
•Lunch is served! Profits from the steer plates are donated to the Ribbon of Hope Foundation, where 97¢ of every $1 received goes to grant recipients.
What started as a simple way to use up spent grains, turned into a feat of funding breast cancer survivors.
What would a feeding at a winery be without a few other activities? Join the fun and taste von Stiehl Winery wines and Ahnapee Brewery beers. A special wine and beer is created for the day, and extra tastings are offered inside of the winery cellars. Music by MockingBird keeps us going in the morning, and Donny Pick and the Road Band will light things up in the afternoon with the blues.