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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I Tried It: Walmart's Private Label Beer

You may have heard a few months ago that Walmart had quietly started selling its own beer. If you didn’t hear that, you’re hearing it now: Walmart has entered the “craft” beer market with four private label beers contract brewed by Trouble Brewing: Red Flag Amber, Cat’s Away IPA, After Party Pale Ale, and ‘Round Midnight Belgian White. A twelve can variety pack of all four beers retails for about $12.00.

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