Coming February 2014: Melt Month

Our 3rd annual Melt Month is coming next month! Stay tuned for weekly, cheesy specials on the blog, Facebook and Twitter!

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Top 3 Ways to Warm Up At the Pub!

It has officially (and finally!) cooled down, which means it's time to find ways to warm up! We happen to think that the de Vere's locations are some of coziest establishments in town, but to make you feel extra warm and fuzzy inside, we're highlighting ways to escape the chill. In no particular order...

#1 OUR FIRE PLACE!

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#2 OUR HOT TODDY!

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#3 OUR TRADITIONAL IRISH STEW!

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The Irish Coffee Challenge!

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The Irish Coffee Challenge

The Irish Coffee Challenge is not just for anyone–it’s for those who take coffee, whiskey, and road trips seriously. de Vere’s Irish Pub challenges you to compare their Almost Famous Irish Coffees to the world famous Irish Coffees at The Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco–and tell us which one you like best!

Why? Our regulars often comment on how incredible our Irish Coffees are and almost always reference the Buena Vista’s in the same sentence.  So we created this experience to allow people to vote on their favorite Irish coffee.  The challenge is simple, and requires a small journey, but will lead to the discovery of the best Irish Coffee.

You’ll need to order Irish Coffees at both establishments, take pictures of your challenge experience, and secure a sober driver. Are you up for the challenge?

Take the Irish Coffee Challenge!

Go to irishcoffeechallenge.com to see how YOU can be a part of the quest for the best Irish Coffee!

 

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Bourbon Month Specials Menu

It's the most wonderful time of the year! National Bourbon Month (September) has arrived, and we're serving up some amazing specials to celebrate! From drinks to eats to beer & bourbon pairings, we're offering you multiple ways to experience some of our favorite bourbons. But be sure to act fast! In a couple of weeks, we'll be swapping out these specials for new Bourbon Month treats.

Which specials will you be trying first?

Bourbon Month

Sac Burger Month Special May 6-12: Bourbon Burger

Week 2: May 6-12

Bourbon Burger

Double-ground chuck burger, smoked cheddar, Chef's bacon-bourbon BBQ sauce, fried onions, pretzel bun.

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Be a Puttin' For Presents Corporate Sponsor!

Calling all local businesses! On Friday June 7th, de Vere's is hosting a charity golf classic, Puttin' For Presents, benefiting The Kylee Lillich Charitable Giving Tree, and we need corporate sponsorships to help make the event a huge success!

The Kylee Lillich Charitable Giving Tree’s primary purposes are to help:  Needy, homeless and hospitalized children, Grieving children who have lost a sibling, parent, or primary caregiver and other children’s programs including Hospice and “animals helping children” programs.

In true de Vere's fashion, this golf classic is going to be a blast! We're mixing putting with partying--all for a good cause.

If you're interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please click here.

 

Puttin' For Presents Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities:

Corporate Sponsor ($5000)

2 Foursomes & a display table in registration area, Corporate marketing materials will be included in golfer “swag” bags, Corporate banner to be displayed at the tournament (please provide) Recognition at awards ceremony and on all day of promotional materials, Selection of 4 hole sponsorship signs to be displayed on course and in program.

 
Birdie Sponsor ($2500)

BOX LUNCH SPONSOR— One foursome & a display table in registration area, Corporate marketing materials will be included in golfer “swag” bags, Corporate banner to be displayed at the tournament (please provide), Recognition at awards ceremony and on all promotional materials, Selection of 2 hole sponsorship signs to be displayed on course and in program.
 
Swag Bag Sponsor ($2500)

One Foursome and a display table in registration area Corporate marketing materials will be included in golfer “swag” bags, Corporate banner to be displayed at the tournament (please provide), Recognition at awards ceremony and on all day of promotional materials, Selection of 2 hole sponsorship signs to be displayed on course and in program.
 
Pour Sponsor #1 ($1000)

Includes one foursome, Display table on designated hole where you can sample your products, Corporate marketing materials will be included in golfer “swag” bags, Corporate banner to be displayed at the tournament (please provide), Recognition at awards ceremony and on all day of promotional materials, Hole sponsorship sign to be displayed on course and in program.
 
Pour Sponsor #2 ($500)

Display table on designated hole where you can sample your products, Corporate marketing materials will be included in golfer “swag” bags, Corporate banner to be displayed at the tournament (please provide), Recognition at awards ceremony and on all day of promotional materials, Hole sponsorship sign to be displayed on course and in program.
 
Contest Hole Sponsor ($1000)

Includes a foursome & a display table on designated hole, longest drive or closest to the pin, Corporate marketing materials will be included in golfer “swag” bags, Corporate banner to be displayed at the tournament (please provide), Recognition at awards ceremony and on all day of promotional materials, Hole sponsorship sign to be displayed on course and in program.
 
Putting Contest Sponsor ($500)

Includes a twosome & Corporate marketing materials will be included in golfer “swag” bags, Recognition on all day of promotional materials, Selection of 1 hole sponsorship signs to be displayed on course and program.
 
Tee Sign Sponsor ($200)

Includes company name/logo on a designated hole on the course.

Sacramento Beer Week 2013

SACRAMENTO BEER LINEUP:

Featured Stouts (rotating all week):

-Unita Labyrinth Black Ale, 13.2%: This beer hosts and intermingling of black licorice and toasted oak, with hints of bittersweet chocolate.

-Allagash Black, Bourbon Barrel Aged, 9.2%: Their Belgian style stout, Black, aged for one year in bourbon barrels. The toffee, chocolate and coconut nose is followed by a smooth bitter chocolate and bourbon flavor. The finish is dry, roasted and warming.

-Lost Abbey Deliverance, 12.5%: A blend of bourbon barrel aged Serpent's Stout and brandy barrel aged Angels Share Strong Ale. Expect notes of molasses, raisins and caramel in the aroma, with a taste of alcohol, rum, fig and baker's chocolate.

-Belhaven Scottish Stout, 7.0% (on Nitrogen): This Scottish stout will have aromas of baker's chocolate and charred nuts. A full bodied stout that does not let the palate down, highly awarded.

-21st Amendment Hog Island Oyster Stout, 7.9%: This is a collaboration beer with the Hog Island Oyster company in Tomales Bay, North of San Francisco. A rich and chewy stout brewed with sweetwater oyster shells for a silky, creamy body with a crisp ocean air finish.

-Mad River Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout, 8.8%

 

SACRAMENTO EVENTS:

Friday, Feb 22nd
101 North Stout Release featuring:
101 North Naughty Aud Imperial Stout, 10%

Saturday, Feb 23rd
North Coast Tap Takeover featuring:
-North Coast Old Rasputin 15th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout, 11.9%: Rich and intense brew with big complex flavors and warming finish.

-North Coast Old #38 Stout, 5.4% (on Nitrogen): Firm bodied stout with the toasted character and coffee notes of dark malts and roasted barley.

-North Coast Old Stock Ale, 11.9%: Like a fine port, Old Stock Ale is intended to be laid down. With and original gravity of over 1.100 and a generous hopping rate, Old Stock Ale is well designed to round out and mellow with age. It's brewed with classic Maris Otter malt and Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops, all imported from England.

Monday, Feb 25th
Beer themed Pub Quiz!

Tuesday, Feb 26th
Firestone Walker Beer Dinner, a four-course dinner featuring:
-Firestone Walker Pivo Pils, 5.3%: Pils is a bright straw colored lager beer with playful carbonation topped with beautiful white foam lace. Delicate lightly toasted malt flavors underscore noble German hop character. Hallertau-grown Magnum hops deliver the lupilin foundation while generous amounts of Spalter Select hops bring floral aromatic and spicy herbal notes. As a twist on the traditional Pils, they dry hop with German Saphir for a touch of bergamot zest and lemon grass. A refreshing, light bodied and hop driven Pils.

-Firestone Walker Double Jack Imperial IPA, 9.5%: The brewery's first Imperial IPA, it features a big malty middle to cloak the high alcohol and mouth puckering hop bitterness. Huge tangerine, grapefruit and juicy fruit aroma blossom over the herbal blue basil and malt earthiness of this aggressive beer.

-Firestone Walker Wookey Jack - Black Rye IPA, 8.3%: Rich dark malts and spicy rye careen into bold citrus laden hops creating a new dimension in IPA flavor. This brew has been left unfiltered and unfined to retain all of its texture and character. At 80IBU's, Wookey Jack is gnarly on the outside yet complex and refined on the inside.

-Firestone Walker Sucuba Barleywine, 13.0%: Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coconut and just a touch of dark cherry.

Wednesday, Feb 27th
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Release featuring:
-Goose Island -Bourbon County Stout: 14.5%: A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole. The nose is an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke. This is the first time this beer has made it to the west coast.

 

 

DAVIS BEER LINEUP

Starting Friday Feb 22nd...

-Mad River Anniversary Rorschach Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, 7.45%: Dark brown. Nice chocolate and cereal aroma. Deep roasty chocolate taste with nice burnt coffee notes to the finish.

-Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, 9.2%: Deep, opaque brown with a beautiful tan head that lasts. Coffee, roasted nuts, roasted malts, dark/bitter chocolate notes. hoppy finish. Good carbonation, bitterness lingers. 

-Shipyard Blue Fin Irish Stout, 4.7%: Initial malt and caramel flavor with a dry roasted finish. Full bodied yet smooth.

-Uinta Crooked Line – Labyrinth Double Stout, 13.2%: Enter the Labyrinth, a multi-dimensional black ale. Discover the complex intermingling of black licorice and toasted oak. Seek the subtle hints of bittersweet chocolate. Explore pairing Labyrinth with flavorful cheeses and rich desserts.

-Anchor Steam Zymaster Flying Cloud Stout, 7.4%: Zymaster® Series No. 3 is a dry, Irish-style export stout akin to those brewed in the 1800s for the long voyage to San Francisco. Black as night, this high-gravity, malty brew offers intense but well-balanced flavors and aroma, with hints of dark chocolate and roasted coffee.

 

Next Up...

-Drakes Barrel Aged Drakonic, 8.75%: Their monster Drakonic Imperial Stout was sent to mellow in a variety of their bourbon barrels back in 2009.  There it took in flavors of vanilla, oak, smoke, and hints of fruit into its smooth darkness.  This is a blend from several of those barrels with notes of chocolate, bourbon and subtle hints of dark, rich fruit.

-Allagash Black Belgian Stout, 7.5%: Allagash Black is a Belgian style stout. The silky mouth feel is a great balance to the roasted character, coffee and dark chocolate notes expressed throughout this beer.

-Troubadour Obscura Stout, 8.2%: Troubadour Obscura is a dark red-brown colored beer, with a rich, malty body combined with different touches of a stout but in a very nice balanced way: roast, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. A mild stout with a Belgian body.

-Lagunitas Imperial Stout, 9.9%: Made with Highly roasted malted barley, and plenty of it, to give the beer an uncommon richness and smoky, roasty depth. Just the way the 18th century Russian royalty liked it.

 

Meet Our Father-Daughter St. Baldrick’s Shavees!

One of the things we love most about St. Baldrick’s Day is the outpouring of support that comes from our communities. One very special instance of that is this awesome father-daughter duo that will be shaving their heads together to raise funds for childhood cancer.

Meet Stewart and Victoria Savage from Davis. Stewart is the Executive Director of Davis Downtown, and, along with his daughter, is championing a big effort to raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

“Fighting cancer in children and young adults is important for both of us,” say Stewart. “For me, it means that I am helping families enjoy a few more precious moments together. For my daughter, it means that she and her friends will have a greater opportunity to grow up and experience all that life has to offer.”

Both Stewart and Victoria will be shaving their heads at our Davis Pub on March 13th—but in the meantime, they need your help!

We encourage you to make a donation to their fundraising pages to show your support!
 
Visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/stewartsavage  to donate to Stewart or http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/victoriasavage  to donate to Victoria.

Of course, they would love to have you cheer them on as they have their heads shaved, too. Come to de Vere’s Davis and see them get buzzed for a great cause! The action starts at 5pm.

Cheers to Stewart and Victoria!

5 Reasons to Lunch at de Vere's Irish Pub

1) When you check in on Facebook, Foursquare or Yelp, you get 15% off your lunch! (Monday-Friday only, happy hour excluded.) Just show your check-in to your server when ordering. 2) You can eat for cheap! Get any half sandwich (except burgers) and your choice of Traditional chips, Country Crisps or Soup for just $6.95. You can also get a soup and salad combo for $7.95.

3) At de Vere's in Sacramento, all state workers get 15% off their lunches Monday through Friday. Just bring your valid state worker's I.D.!

4) Every Thursday, there's an off-menu Burger Thursday special, giving you a good excuse to make lunch at the pub a weekly routine.

5) We're debuting a NEW MENU! Stay tuned for details...

 

Sacramento Burger Battle!

Join us on Tuesday, September 18th, as we compete in the first-ever Sac Burger Battle! You know how much we love making inventive burgers, so you can only imagine how excited to compete.

Tickets are now on sale, proceeds benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, and entry gives you: 

Burger samples from all restaurants

Dessert samples from local vendors

Craft Beer, Cider and Wine Tastings (as well as water and other soft drinks)

Prize giveaway ticket

Free parking at Raley Field!

A chance to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Best Burger award

Come support a great (and delicious!) cause!

GET $3 OFF your ticket using this link and entering discount code: deveres

SEE THE LIST OF COMPETITORS HERE >

 

Meet Christina Pirruccello, our Bike 2 Beat Cancer honoree

As many of you have heard, we are doing a HUGE bike ride from de Vere's Sacramento to de Vere's Davis to raise money for our dear friend Christina Rosales (Pirrucello), who is battling cancer for the second time. This event is being organized by Christina's friends and fellow Christian Brothers alumni. We are raising money to help her and her family through her cancer treatment, and to establish a trust for her daughter Ella's education. Christina wants her daughter to be able to attend Christian Brothers High School, and as alumni and friends, we are committed to making this wish come true. In order for riders to get to know more about Christina, we asked two of her best friends, Emily and Mary, to answer some questions. That way everyone can get an idea--albeit a small one--of how special Christina truly is.

For more information about the Bike 2 Beat Cancer ride,  silent auction, and raffle, check out our events page.

 

When and how did you and Christina become friends? We are all friends from high school. Mary and she became friends on a school trip to Mexico, and that is when she really became part of our circle. Jenny and Emily lived and went to college with Christina as well.

What was she like as a high schooler?
A beautiful and vibrant cheerleader. So cute and chipper!! Christina was always up for anything... road trip to the grand canyon, backpacking in Kauai, picking up hitchhikers!
What is she like today, as a friend, wife and mom?
Christina is all about her friends. She makes friends wherever she goes. She is the type of person who has a personal exchange with the checker at the grocery store or the waitress at Paesanos.

As a mother she is super crafty. Always has a cute and fun new project to share with Ella, her daughter. She is extremely loving and attentive.

As a wife, she is a supportive partner. She is a do-it-all kind of lady!! Although her favorite thing in the world is to bake, she does not just stay in the kitchen! She has her say in all the home improvement-type projects. She is also a successful working mom, with a perfect balance of career and family. Christina and Ryan just celebrated their 1 year anniversary on July 9, 2012. Last year, they planned a super fun and unique surprise wedding. All the guests were invited to a party for what they thought was Christina's celebration of life party. Basically a party to celebrate Christina being cancer-free. When guests first arrived it was not revealed at first glance. After a delicious dinner with hot pink decor--of course--we were invited out on the patio for a toast. And voila, a dream wedding! Christina loves to laugh and has the best sense of humor. The surprise wedding was all her idea.

Tell us about her daughter.
She is a lot like her mom: fun, lively, and energetic. She is spirited, silly, and beautiful! She  is a very compassionate child. Always concerned when another child is crying or unhappy. She is a complete mama's girl. Christina carried her around in a baby bjorn way past the weight and age limit! She loves princesses and has been known on more than one occasion to fall asleep in one of her princess dresses.
What are Christina's best characteristics?
Christina is super outgoing. She is the most positive person I've ever met. She is full of joy and has a little hand clap that says it all! She is always making a party more lively and fun!! She makes a mom's bunco night feel like a true PAR-TAY!! She loves her friends and social time. Yet she is a dedicated wife and proud mother. She is always there to listen and offer her best advice. She is a talented baker and a food and wine enthusiast. She is very fancy!
When and how did she get diagnosed?
She found a lump in her breast in the fall of 2010. She was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in November 2010. She was given treatment through July 2011. She was pronounced cancer free on July 25 2011. May 2012 she found out the cancer was back and metasticised to several organs.
How is she doing currently?
She is currently going through the toughest part of cancer, undergoing chemotherepy and radiation. She still tries to find ways to get Ella to play dates and enjoys visits from friends.

 

de Vere's Whiskey Dinners on KCRA & in Sacramento Magazine

de Vere's Whiskey Dinners were recently featured on KCRA news and in the July issue of Sacramento Magazine! Pick up an issue to read the full "44 Hidden Gems" cover story, and click the image below to view the video.

 

10 Reasons to Dine at de Vere's This Month

1) LIGHTER SIDE OF IRELAND MENU: Try some less-traditional Irish fare filled with fresh ingredients.

See the full menu here.

 

2) WINE WEDNESDAYS: Buy two entrees and get ½ off any bottle of wine every Wednesday.

 

3) BURGER THURSDAYS: Sink your teeth into our innovative burger specials, available every Thursday.

 

4) NO CORKAGE FEES: Bring a bottle in any day of the week. We never charge corkage!

 

5) BRUNCH: Come in and indulge in traditional-yet-innovative dishes—and wash it down with a $6 “Almost Famous” Irish Coffee or $10 Bottomless Bottle Mimosa Service.

 

6) GUINNESS ICE CREAM: It’s the perfect finishing touch to any meal—especially on a hot summer’s night.

 

7) VALET PARKING: Pull up in front of Firestone Public House on 16th Street, and let our valet parking service take care of your car. No more circling to find a spot!

 

8) SUNDAY KIDS’ SPECIAL: Bring in the whole family on Sundays and get $2 off the discounted Kids’ Menu with the purchase of an adult entrée.

 

9) $7 HAPPY HOUR BITES: Get some gastro-pub fare—like a big buttered pretzel with house sausage, pimento beer cheese, and mustard—for cheap from 3:30pm-6:30pm, Monday through Friday.

 

10) SUMMER SALADS: Keep things light—we now have five inventive and refreshing salads on the regular menu.

 

 

 

Lighter Side of Ireland July Menu

Another month, another Lighter Side of Ireland menu. July's urban-inspired menu is colorful, refreshing, and bursting with vibrant flavors--ones we've not yet revealed at the pub until now. Feast your eyes on these delicious specials, all of which are available for the month of July. Citrus Salad

A refreshing salad of mixed greens and butter lettuce, tossed with grapefruit, navel oranges, cayenne-dusted pistachios, crumbled goat cheese, sliced avocado, and a citrus vinaigrette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Two grilled pork tenderloins with zucchini, gypsy peppers, and  house curry cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grilled Irish Trout

Grilled Steelhead trout with roasted parsnips, green beans, cherry tomatoes, spring onions, and citrus dill butter.

Sacramento Wine and Dine Menu

Sacramento Wine and Dine Week is May 30 through June 10th. Here's your chance to experience our farm-to-table pub fare and some of the best wines in Northern California at a great value. For just $25, you'll get three delicious courses and wine pairings for each.

3 dishes + 3 tastes of wine = $25

We look forward to having you in for what is sure to be an unbelievably tasty week!

Brunch Corner: de Vere's Irish Pub + Firestone Public House

Every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 2pm, the Firestone Building turns into what we like to call "Brunch Corner." Now that our new neighbor Firestone Public House is open, 16th and L is THE best destination for brunch. Between de Vere's traditional favorites, Almost Famous Irish Coffees, and $10 Bottomless Bottle Service and Firestone Public House's amazing TV setup, 60 beers on tap, and three types of pancakes, it's pure brunch heaven. Big games, live Irish music, delicious food, and a great crowd...Brunch Corner can't be beat.

Start planning your next brunch with the menus below!