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Artisanal Cheese Wheys in on American Craft Beer at Meridian Pint

You know what your Saturday afternoon needs?  More cheese.  And more beer.  In the spirit of specificity, what I’m trying to say is that your Saturday afternoon needs more artisanal cheese expertly paired with some of the finest American craft beers by Certified Cicerone Tim Prendergast (@dcchilin).

Head over to Meridian Pint on Saturday, March 10 to truly experience what great beer can do in the presence of great cheese, and vice versa.  Tim has chosen five top notch cheeses and corresponding brews for this event, the second in a series of recurring beer and cheese events hosted at the Pint.  This particular event will highlight the seasonality of artisanal cheese and how “eating in season” applies to delicious cheese in the same whey (see what I did there?) as other foods.  Additionally, all of the cheeses featured by Tim will be made from raw milk, another key topic of discussion for the event.

Tickets are $40, including tax and tip and are available here for online purchase; tickets are almost sold out, so act quickly! If you’re feeling extra sudsy, you save $10 by purchasing tickets for both this event and Smoke and Barrel’s “Beer Meat Whiskey” event here.

Highlights include the opportunity to sample:

  • Uplands Pleasant Ridge Reserve Extra Aged, named the best cheese in America at the 2010 American Cheese Society competition
  • Oxbow Sasuga Saison, a 4.5% rice based saison fermented w/ Brettanomyces from a small farmhouse brewery in Newcastle, ME
  • A cask of 3 Stars Brewing/Oliver Ales B.W. Rye #3 with rose hips and Tettnanger hops in cask.  B.W. Rye #3, a rye saison, is the latest collaboration between 3 Stars Brewing and Oliver Ales.

The full pairing list is below:

-Old Kentucky Tomme from Capriole Farms paired with Oxbow Sasuga Saison
-Grayson from Meadow Creek Dairy paired with Lagunitas A Lil’ Sumpin’ Sumpin’
-Mountaineer from Meadow Creek Dairy paired with Ommegang Abbey
-Pleasant Ridge Reserve Extra Aged from Uplands Cheese paired with 3 Stars/Oliver Ale B.W. Rye #3 (Cask)
-Rogue River Blue from Rogue Creamery paired with Oskar Blues Ten Fidy

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