Thursday, August 11, 2016

Beer and Cheese Pairing August 2016

I think this is the first Beer and Cheese pairing at Larder & Cupboard and it's been a while since I've gotten to attend this type of pairing class since they are no longer offered at Dierbergs.

My favorite beer by Piney River, the Float Trip Ale, was the first beer served and was paired with Swiss Gruyere due to its nutty flavor.

Piney River Float Trip Ale with Swiss Gruere
I think this would have been better paired with the Baetje French Chevre in the second pairing, since both are so light.

Kenny's Farmhouse Awe Brie, which has more of an intense flavor, went better with the Piney River Black Walnut Wheat.

Piney River Black Walnut Wheat with Baetje Fresh Chevre and Kenny's Farmhouse Awe Brie
The Piney River Bronzeback Pale Ale was appropriately paired with a Macroot Tipsy Cheddar, which is made with Schlafly Pale Ale.

Piney River Bronzeback Pale Ale with Marcoot Tipsy Cheddar
Another IPA from Old Bakery was paired with a triple creme Vermillion River Blue. I think this beer could have used a stronger blue cheese to stand up to it.

Old Bakery Beer North End IPA with Vermillion River Blue
The Gruyere was featured again in the last pairing with Old Bakery's Porter, which has strong coffee notes.



Looking forward to more cheese classes at Larder...both cheese making and cheese pairings!

Resources:

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