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Beer buzz: beer dinner in September 

click to enlarge Chef Michael Stoltzfus helps brew beer at The Courtyard Brewery.

Courtesy The Courtyard Brewery

Chef Michael Stoltzfus helps brew beer at The Courtyard Brewery.

Three upcoming beer dinners feature regional beers or special brews.

Ruth's Chris Steak House (Harrah's Hotel, 525 Fulton St., 504-587-7099; hosts a Southern Craft Dinner Thursday, Sept. 15. The five-course meal includes ahi tuna poke with Tin Roof Brewing Company's Turnrow, blackened redfish and Bayou Teche Brewing's LA-31 Biere Pale and a 6-ounce filet mignon with lyonnaise fingerling potatoes and Brussels sprouts paired with Chafunkta Brewing Company's Bayou Blaze. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $85.

Besh Steak (Harrah's New Orleans, 8 Canal St., 504-533-6111; partners with Mississippi's Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company for a for a five-course meal at 7 p.m. Sept. 22. The first course is foie gras torchon with Lazy Saison. A lemon grass pork steamed bun is served with Timber Beast rye IPA, and blue crab and sausage stew are paired with Bramblin' Man blackberry Berliner weisse. A lamb T-bone is served with Jefferson Stout, and Southern Pecan brown ale complements the dessert, a brown butter bourbon pecan tart with bittersweet chocolate and Creole cream cheese ice cream. The dinner costs $65.

Coquette and The Courtyard Brewery are collaborating on a beer for an Oktoberfest dinner at the restaurant Sept. 29. Chef Michael Stoltzfus is assisting Courtyard brewer Scott Wood in making a Kvass beer, a low- alcohol brew historically made with leftover rye bread. The dinner starts at 7 p.m., and tickets cost $65.

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