Elevator Brewing Co. in Columbus has scheduled a slew of events during American Craft Beer Week (May 15-22), culminating with a five-course beer pairing dinner on May 21. I am the guest speaker for the dinner and will talk about my upcoming book Ohio Breweries and craft beer in the state. The menu features: braised beef tenderloin sliders served with Dirty Dicks Nut Brown Ale; beef and barley soup with Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale; a mixed greens salad with Raspberry Heiferweizen; cornbread stuffed cornish game hen with Xtra lager; and chocolate malt cupcakes with Dopplebock. Reservations are required. The cost is $45 per person. The dinner is at 6 p.m. at the brewery, 165 N. 4th St. -- as opposed to the nearby brewpub. Call 614-499-7828 for tickets or more details.