Friday, January 21, 2011

A Hop-y Birthday for Brian

Have you ever played that game where you think of the first word that comes to mind?

Spaghetti and...meatballs.
Peanut butter and...jelly. 
Beer and...pretzels!

For Brian's 38th birthday celebration, I decided to eschew the typical combination of wine and cheese and embrace a less-common pairing: beer and cheese.

I'll dish on the exact matches tomorrow, after the soiree, but I found an article and a little cheatsheet from the BeerAdvocate that helped a lot.

Sharp Cheddar with Pale Ale
Feta with Wheat Beer
Mascarpone with Fruit Beer
American Cheese with Pilsner
Colby with Brown Ale
Gorgonzola with Barleywine
Gruyére with Bock Beer
Swiss Cheese with Octoberfest Beer
Parmesan with Amber Lager


  1. Sounds like a neat idea for a party. I just put up my linky for "Sweets for a Saturday" and I do hope you'll be able to stop by and link up a delicious sweet treat. It can be an older posting too if you want.


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