I Tried It: Strong Belgian Ales Blind Tasting

How did I find the difference between Belgian Blond Ales, Belgian Golden Strong Ales, and Belgian Tripels?

Pretty much like the difference between Queen's "Under Pressure" and Vanilla Ice's "Ice, Ice, Baby," as described by Vanilla Ice.

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I Tried It: Beer & Cheese Pairing

If you’re curious about pairing beer with food, I think it’s helpful to start out on a smaller scale with something like a beer and cheese pairing because the legwork of figuring out what pairs well with what is already done for you. It’s helpful to break down the flavor components of the beer and the cheese, which I did in a PowerPoint (I can’t un-nerd myself, even when I’m doing things for fun), so that you understand the why behind the pairings, but there is no guesswork involved. It’s like coloring in a coloring book rather than picking up a paintbrush and expecting to be the next Monet.

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