A wonderful array of cheese plate pairings.
The perfect ploughman’s lunch. Crunchy chewy crispy melty salty creamy nutty tangy good. Also: portable. Like all the best meals.
A Ploughman’s lunch offering coming to a beer bar near you ;)
We celebrated our 2 Year wedding anniversary at Westvleteren. Westy 12 anyone?
More images and a post to come on this one!!
with Saint Nectaire
Chiostro in Italian means cloister, and this beer uses Trappist yeast in additon to the wormwood leaves added to the brew kettle. The flavors are citrusy and sweet like a Belgian Golden. The Saint Nectaire is a classic French washed-rind soft cheese with hints of hay and fresh milk. The two fuse together to become a cheese danish with orange marmalade on top!
Contreras Valeir Extra
with Bellavitano Balsamic
The Contreras is a Belgian style Pale Ale, the perfect marriage of two styles. The flavor is slightly sweet and grainy with a hint of hoppiness. The Bellavitano Balsamic enhances the syrupy candy flavors and starts to form gummy bears in your mouth.
Mikkeller Double EYE PA
with Hook’s Blue
This DIPA is a collaboration with Norwegian brewery Lervig Aktierbryggerie. “Norway’s wildest beer” says Mikkeller. “The goal is to get high bitterness. It should not be cute,” says brewer at Lervig, Mike Murphey. The bitterness on this beer is definitely not cute, but it is also balanced with a nice malt backbone. The Hook’s Blue tames the hops with its creaminess. The flavors meld into a basket full of cherries and oranges that soon turn into a delicious port wine.
Jimmy Carbone has an international crew in the studio for this week’s episode of Beer Sessions Radio! Jon Lundbom brings some of his favorite brewers on to the show to talk about importing with B. United. Paolo Fontana of Birra Baladin is in the studio sharing some of his Italian beers, and talking about his love for New York City. Michael Brogaard is talking about mead in Denmark, and why Dansk Mjod differs from so many other mead companies in the field of brewing technology. Later, Greg Engert and Megan Parisi call in to talk about importing laws in Washington D.C. and their upcoming brewery, Bluejacket. Listen in to hear the crew taste some beers from Simon Webster and Rob Lovatt’s Thornbridge Brewery in the United Kingdom. Michael Brooks and Bryan Lindner from Bed-Vyne Brews come into the studio to talk about starting a beer retail outlet in the Bed Stuy neighborhood in Brooklyn! This program has been sponsored by GreatBrewers.com. Thanks to The Hollows for today’s music.
“The bar for bringing a beer into the market into the States is getting very high.” [6:50] — Jon Lundbom on Beer Sessions Radio
“You have a lot of technology for making beer, and you can use it to make good beer. But for mead, there is nothing. We are developing that technology for ourselves.” [8:45] — Michael Brogaard on Beer Sessions Radio