We have a lot of love for Dragoon Brewing Company. When celebrating their 5th anniversary party, I am flooded with memories of girls night out, morning Baksana and beer, romantic date nights and our engagement party. We have been coming here for years and long before their grand expansion.
Our first trips there were spent in the small tap room eating Indian curry quesadillas (made by the Twisted Tandoori food truck) and getting to know the staff. It was here that our food truck The Blacktop Grill transitioned from an idea to the big leagues becoming a full-blown profitable business. Dragoon was one of the first companies to take a glance at our menu and say "Let's do it" thus egniting the perfect collaboration of food truck and beer pairings. This is the reason Gabe has so much loyalty and love towards Dragoon. We grew with them as The blacktop grill heads into its 4th year.
I love the father and son seed Dragoon grew from and I envision the same success for my husband and son one day. In 2012 Dragoon began with only 2 beers, the IPA and the Stronghold Session Ale. These beers were backed by home brewed knowledge and education from the Vermont Brewers Guild. It's a lovely coincidence that the IPA is Gabe's favorite and the Stronghold is mine.
When planning a dessert in celebration of Dragoon's anniversary party I knew it had to be something special. Last year, the famous IPA lemon bars were a hit. This year, inspired by "Seis" Dragoon's Russian Imperial Stout, I went with "Seis" Russian Imperial Stout infused dark chocolate brownies with a goat cheese swirl. The hand whipped goat cheese and chocolate chips added the perfect amount of tang. The notes of spicy rye, toffee, roasted malt and nutty flavor in the Seis scream dessert to me. Goat cheese is just plain sexy, there's something special about it. Goat cheese knows it's different, it knows people cherish it by the ounce. Goat cheese is confident, and confidence is sexy. Thank you to Dragoon for being consistent, welcoming, warm and comforting. We wish Dragoon many years of success, growth and good vibes. Join us in celebrating the achievement that is Dragoon Brewery today from 12pm-10pm. Get your Russian Imperial Stout/Goat cheese Brownies from The Blacktop Grill.