Gordon Biersch jerks things up for summer

Starting next Tuesday, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant is going to spice up Broomfield by introducing a limited-time Caribbean menu and a new Kolsch-style beer at its 1 West Flatiron Circle location.

The menu features an assortment of seafood, fruit and spice combinations, including shrimp and lobster spring rolls, a Kobe burger seasoned with jerk spices, chimichurri (is that really Caribbean?), and lots and lots of mango, papaya and coconut.

Gordon Biersch executive chef Bill Heckler added his own seasonings and spice blends to complement the new menu items. "Our housemade Jerk spice blend, habanero chilies and tropical fruit salsa scream bold international flavors which make [them] the perfect fit for our menu," Heckler says.

The cheesily-named SommerBrau beer is described as a "pale, gold beer with a light body" with a "prominent (but not extreme) hoppiness" and " a more restrained bitterness than the standard German or Czech pilsners." The restaurant will have a tapping party for the beer Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Full menu below:

Starters Coconut Shrimp Served with fresh tropical fruit salsa and honey mustard sauce.

Shrimp & Lobster Spring Rolls Crisp spring rolls filled with shrimp, lobster and vegetables, served with a lemon lobster sauce.

Caribbean Combo Coconut-crusted shrimp, shrimp and lobster spring rolls and jerk chicken sliders topped with fresh tropical fruit salsa.

Entrées Lobster, Crab & Shrimp Salad Citrus-marinated lobster, crab and shrimp served over a mixed salad of lettuce, mango, tomatoes and cucumbers tossed in balsamic orange vinaigrette.

Island Steak Tacos Skirt steak seared medium with lettuce, pico de gallo and chimichurri sauce in a crisp blue corn tortilla, wrapped with a soft flour tortilla and pepper jack cheese, accompanied by black beans and rice.

Blackened Mahi Mahi With a fresh papaya-strawberry and pineapple salsa. Served with vegetables, black beans and rice.

Margarita Jalapeno Pizza Seasoned ground beef, pepper jack and cheddar cheeses, jalapenos, black beans, tomatoes, red onions and cilantro.

Key West Lobster & Shrimp Linguini Lobster and shrimp tossed with linguini and a creamy key lime butter.

Jamaican Kobe Burger Seasoned with jerk spices, topped with tropical fruit salsa and lemon aioli. Served with Gordon Biersch Garlic Fries.

Churrasco Steak Seasoned skirt steak served with chimichurri sauce, vegetables, black beans and rice.

Churrasco Steak & Coconut Shrimp Seasoned skirt steak and coconut shrimp served with fresh tropical fruit salsa and honey mustard sauce. Accompanied by black beans and rice.

Dessert Montego Bay Banana Split Grilled banana topped with moist pound cake, ice cream, strawberry, caramel and chocolate sauces, toasted pecans, coconut, whipped cream and chocolate

The summer menu will be available until August 1. The Chattanooga-based Gordon Biersch has more than two dozen locations nationwide. For more information call 720-887-2991.

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