Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sunday Night Special Beer & Cheese Pairing: Week 15 Birchrun Blue and Yards Love Stout

The Grey Lodge Pub
Sunday Night Special
Beer and Cheese Pairing

169 cheeses! 169 beers! 169 weeks! It's a beer and cheese odyssey!

Scoats's wonderful wife gave him a copy of Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings by Tenaya Darlington for Christmas. The author lists 169 artisan cheeses and Scoats wants to try them all. He suspects that he is not the only one. To keep things interesting we will pop around the book, serving a different cheese every Sunday until we taste them all.

Week Fifteen: 17 May 2015

Birchrun Blue, page 228. Birchrun Blue comes out of a small farm in Chester Springs, PA, Birchrun Hills Farm, that only produces two kinds of cheese, this one and a gruyere-style. This is a raw milk beauty with a gorgeous, reptilian rind and a faint speckling of blue color.

Yards Love Stout. Rich, slightly sweet stout. Luscious notes of coffee and chocolate accent the smooth, creamy mouth feel. Yards used to use oyster shells in this beer. Now they get the same result using vegetarian ingredients. ABV 5.5%

Beer and Cheese $12

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