What pairs best with craft beer? That’s a big question and the answer can vary widely depending on what kinds of foods and what styles of craft beers you’re talking about. Do you have any favorite food(s) you enjoy pairing with your favorite beers? You can pair pretty much any type of food with craft beer as long as you stick to the basics of pairing. Do you want the beers you’re paring your foods with to compliment those foods with a similar flavor profile, contrast those foods to help balance things out, or do you want to use the food as a palate cleanser between dishes/courses?
One of the most popular foods to pair with craft beer is cheese. There is such a diversity in the taste, texture and aroma of cheeses that you can really get into exploring different paring options and have a lot of fun with it. If this sounds like something you might enjoy then you’ll want to mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 14th during Seattle Beer Week, when Stoup Brewing Company will host Gilbert’s Cheese Experience for their Seattle debut. Four different Stoup beers will be paired with four different cheeses from Gilbert’s, allowing you to explore and find your favorite pairing.
Do you like beer? How about wine? Spirits and cocktails? How about chocolate and other sweets? Baked goods and tasty, savory bites from local restaurants? Am I making you hungry and thirsty yet? Well then you’d better hurry up and get your tickets for this year’s Chocofest at Pike Brewing Company.
An event you won’t soon forget, Chocofest is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with that special someone, or to just enjoy an evening out where you can sample great food and drinks from several local suppliers. It all takes place on Sunday, February 11th at Pike Brewing Company.
Meat and cheese. Cheese and meat. They go together like bread and butter, like rhythm and blues, like Kayne West and being a douche. If you agree, then you’ll definitely want to check out the Cheese And Meat Festival, coming to McCaw Hall(321 Mercer St.), this coming Saturday, April 29 from 7 – 9 pm.
CraftBeerMonger.com is, of course, primarily about craft beer. Of course, you can’t have craft beer without food and what are two types of foods that go great with craft beer? Cheese and meat. In addition to being a huge fan of great craft beer, I’ve always appreciated the artistry surrounding the practices of both cheese-making and charcuterie.
Coming up on Saturday, April 29th, McCaw Hall will host Seattle’s first ever Cheese and Meat Festival as a way to celebrate the fine arts of cheese-making and charcuterie. The Cheese and Meat Festival has also partnered with Food Lifeline for the inaugural Seattle event and proceeds from the Cheese and Meat Festival ticket sales will go directly to Food Lifeline.