He Said Beer, She Said Wine

As part of the “Authors at the Top” series, Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head brewery, puts his mettle against co-author Marnie Old, wine studies director of New York’s French Culinary Institute. The two engage in a lively wine versus beer food sampling, offering small plates tastings to challenge your culinary assumptions about what pairs best with what. This event is a gustatory reenactment of the debate taking place in their book, titled, appropriately enough: He Said Beer, She Said Wine. Where do you fall in this age-old battle of the sexes? Might you be swayed by a side-by-side taste test? Held on the 76th and 77th floors of the Columbia Tower’s swank, view-endowed private club, you’ll want to dress up to match the scene. Reservations required. Columbia Tower Club, 701 Fifth Ave., 622-2010, www.columbia-tower.com. $35 (includes signed copy of book). 5:30 p.m. ADRIANA GRANT

Fri., April 11, 5:30 p.m., 2008