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Beer Dinners: Fargo Brewing & Porter Creek

Photo By Hillary Ehlen

The Food

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Porter Creek sucks you in as soon as you walk through the front doors. The woodfire grill smell is so good, it can distract you from the goings-on at your table at any given time. Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin is a simple, yet effective use of proteins and is one of Porter Creek’s most popular dishes. It is cooked to your liking and is served on a bed of wild rice piquillo pepper hash and wilted spinach. The final touch is adding some homemade apricot bourbon barbeque sauce.

Porter Creek Hardwood Grill
1555 44th St S, Fargo

The Beer

Stone’s Throw Scottish Ale

Scottish ales are stellar introductory beers for those who want to join the craft beer community. It relies heavily on flavor by producing a malty taste compared to a hoppy one. Fargo Brewing’s Stone’s Throw is perhaps the most timeless beer in our community to date. It holds a darker complexion but does not cheat you on flavor. Expect to taste caramel, toffee, cocoa, honey and malty flavors. While that may seem like a lot for your brain to process, the Stone’s Throw remains an incredibly smooth beer and is very easy to drink.

Fargo Brewing Company
610 N University Dr, Fargo
4445 17th Ave S, Fargo

Why It Pairs

Some may have the misnomer that since the Stone’s Throw is so flavorful, it would overpower the bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin. In reality, it holds the potential to heighten the ingredients of this dish. The malty flavor adds to the taste of the dish while it can also finish off a bite with its character. Its quick finish can only help enhance the flavor of the pork tenderloins.

Nolan Schmidt

Written by Nolan Schmidt

Nolan is the Co-Editor of Fargo Monthly. Schmidt is also the Editor of Spotlight Media's Bison Illustrated publication. He is originally from Bismarck, N.D. and is a proud graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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