Beer and Cheese Recap: Triumph Brewing

Our Happy Hours continue to gain popularity! Last night was our busiest to date; I guess free beer and cheese is a good draw after all. Thank you very much to Jen for donating her time and beer to the celebration. And for those who could not make it, here is what you missed: Dunkel
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Beer and Cheese Recap: Yards Brewing Company

How fortunate that our Happy Hour just happened to fall on St. Patty’s day this week! To celebrate, we included three farmhouse Irish cheeses in this week’s offering. Brawler with Spring Brook Tarentaise: Given the name “Brawler,” you might expect a beer that will knock you out for the night. But this moniker was applied
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Beer and Cheese Recap: Flying Fish

Our many thanks to Robin of Flying Fish for donating her time (and her beer) to last night’s Happy Hour. The pairings were tasty as usual, so let’s not delay: Exit 4 with Challerhocker: We started off with a bang, welcoming customers with Flying Fish’s 9.5% American Trippel. Bananas and cloves, as expected, are apparent
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Beer and Cheese Recap: Nodding Head

Last night was a truly fantastic tasting. My thanks to Curt, Fava and Gordon, who poured particularly healthy samples of beer and kept the jokes rolling. Thank you also to all who attended; we had a record number of customers last night. And for those of you who missed it, here are the pairings: Grog
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Beer and Cheese Recap: Stoudts

Thank you to everyone who braved the forecast and came to the Italian Market for Happy Hour last night. For everyone who missed it, here were the pairings: Karnival Kolsch with Trugole: This was the unofficial release of the Stoudt’s Kolsch, which will be hitting retail establishments and local bars next week. A smooth, dry
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Beer and Cheese Recap: Philly Brewing Company

Last night, in case you missed it, Dean and Tony from PBC stopped by to sample five varieties of their craft. As usual, Zeke and I paired a delicious cheese with each offering. Here are the results: Rowhouse Red with Ossau-Iraty: Rowhouse Red is a classic session beer with notes of toasted malts and grains.
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Cheese for Spoiled Wine

by Joe Colosi Bad wine is a very subjective term. To most, it simply implies that the drinker does not care for the taste. But there are specific ways in which a wine’s flavor can be unpleasantly altered. Hunter and I encountered such a bottle of Rioja, intending to complement the wine with cheese. Instead,
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Cheese for Schioppettino

by Joe Colosi This week we tasted a delicious bottle of Schioppettino, a wine making a comeback after nearly being destroyed by a debilitating insect epidemic in Europe over a hundred years ago. The grape produces a medium-bodied dry table wine. We attempted as many pairings as were needed to find the right combination of
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