Category Archives: Pairings

Bringing Blast! to the People

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We at Brooklyn know that since putting it in bottles, Blast! has been flying off of shelves & out of bars. While we’re not surprised, we do want to share the wealth and make sure everyone gets to try this decidedly robust IPA. In addition to using our Beer Finder to locate your beer, stop by any of the events below and you’re guaranteed to have a Blast!

4/11 Guided Tasting at Grassroots Market (FL)
4/16 Beer Dinner at Elysian Cafe (NJ)
4/17 Guided Tasting at Hills Market Downtown (OH)
4/18 Guided Tasting at Northwest Wine & Spirits (OH)
4/19 Guided Tasting at Savor Growl Columbus (OH)
4/25 Guided Tasting (& Food Pairing) at Giant Eagle Market District (PA)
4/26 Guided Tasting at Shopper’s Vineyard (NJ)

5/24 Guided Tasting at Shoprite Cedar Knolls (NJ)

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Cheese Pairing | Week of April 7th

Lager-Frere-Fumant

Brooklyn Lager with Frere Fumant. Gently smoky and buttery, this sheep’s milk cheese is from upstate NY. Its smoky flavors will pair nicely with the malty overtones of the Lager.

Martin Johnson runs The Joy of Cheese, a series of informal cheese and beverage classes that take place at a variety of Manhattan and Brooklyn venues as well as at the 92nd St. Y.  He is also Cheese, Charcuterie, Beer and Wine Manager for Gastronomie 491, a new market/cafe on the Upper West Side.  He blogs at www.thejoyofcheese.com

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Cheese Pairing | Week of March 31st

Wild-Streak-Andante-Minuet

Brooklyn Wild Streak with Andante Minuet. Buttery, silken and smooth, this triple crème goat’s milk cheese is from California. It’s richness and balance will complement the complex flavors of the Wild Streak nicely.

Martin Johnson runs The Joy of Cheese, a series of informal cheese and beverage classes that take place at a variety of Manhattan and Brooklyn venues as well as at the 92nd St. Y.  He is also Cheese, Charcuterie, Beer and Wine Manager for Gastronomie 491, a new market/cafe on the Upper West Side.  He blogs at www.thejoyofcheese.com

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Cheese Pairing | Week of March 17th

DIS-Doddington

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout with Doddington. Tangy, brash, and ever so slightly sweet, this raw cow’s milk cheese is made in England. Its combination of bright flavors will pair off nicely with the roasty qualities of the Stout.

Martin Johnson runs The Joy of Cheese, a series of informal cheese and beverage classes that take place at a variety of Manhattan and Brooklyn venues as well as at the 92nd St. Y.  He is also Cheese, Charcuterie, Beer and Wine Manager for Gastronomie 491, a new market/cafe on the Upper West Side.  He blogs at www.thejoyofcheese.com

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Cheese Pairing | Week of March 10th

Pilsner-Ossau-Iraty

Brooklyn Pilsner with Ossau-Iraty.  Slightly grassy with distinctive overtones of honey and buttery throughout, this classic sheep’s milk cheese is from the Basque regions of France.  It’s gentle sweetness is balanced with the dryness of the Pilsner.

Martin Johnson runs The Joy of Cheese, a series of informal cheese and beverage classes that take place at a variety of Manhattan and Brooklyn venues as well as at the 92nd St. Y.  He is also Cheese, Charcuterie, Beer and Wine Manager for Gastronomie 491, a new market/cafe on the Upper West Side.  He blogs at www.thejoyofcheese.com

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Cheese Pairing | Week of March 3rd

Wild-Streak-Battenkill-Brebis

Brooklyn Wild Streak with Battenkill Brebis.  Smooth, balanced and distinctively sweet, this raw sheep’s milk cheese is made at 3 Corner Field Farms in upstate New York.  It’s subtlety will balance the wild yeast strains of the Wild Streak.

Martin Johnson runs The Joy of Cheese, a series of informal cheese and beverage classes that take place at a variety of Manhattan and Brooklyn venues as well as at the 92nd St. Y.  He is also Cheese, Charcuterie, Beer and Wine Manager for Gastronomie 491, a new market/cafe on the Upper West Side.  He blogs at www.thejoyofcheese.com

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Cheese Pairing | Week of February 10

DIS-Dante

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout with Dante.  Buttery, minty, and slightly sweet, this sheep’s milk cheese is made in Wisconsin.  It’s texture will balance the lean flavor of the Dry Irish Stout.

Martin Johnson runs The Joy of Cheese, a series of informal cheese and beverage classes that take place at a variety of Manhattan and Brooklyn venues as well as at the 92nd St. Y.  He is also Cheese, Charcuterie, Beer and Wine Manager for Gastronomie 491, a new market/cafe on the Upper West Side.  He blogs at www.thejoyofcheese.com

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Cheese Pairing | Week of February 3

blacks-ops-challer-hocker

Brooklyn Black Ops with Stichelton.  Earthy, buttery and spicy, this English cow’s milk blue cheese is made in accordance with Stilton’s original recipe, raw milk, animal rennet, et al.  It’s pepperiness will pair nicely with the sweetness of the Black Ops.

Martin Johnson runs The Joy of Cheese, a series of informal cheese and beverage classes that take place at a variety of Manhattan and Brooklyn venues as well as at the 92nd St. Y.  He is also Cheese, Charcuterie, Beer and Wine Manager for Gastronomie 491, a new market/cafe on the Upper West Side.  He blogs at www.thejoyofcheese.com

Cheese Pairing | Week of January 27

Wild-Streak-Challerhocker

Brooklyn Wild Streak with Challerhocker.  Nutty, sweet and very accessible, this semi-soft cow’s milk cheese is from Switzerland; it may remind you of Appenzeller.  Its nutty and sweet overtones are a natural match for the sour and sweet flavors from Wild Streak.

Martin Johnson runs The Joy of Cheese, a series of informal cheese and beverage classes that take place at a variety of Manhattan and Brooklyn venues as well as at the 92nd St. Y.  He is also Cheese, Charcuterie, Beer and Wine Manager for Gastronomie 491, a new market/cafe on the Upper West Side.  He blogs at www.thejoyofcheese.com

Cheese Pairing | Week of January 20

Blast-lincoln

Brooklyn Blast with Lincolnshire Poacher.  Sharp, nutty and occasionally sweet, this cheddar-like cheese is made from cow’s milk in England.  It’s sweet and nutty flavors will balance the hop character of the Blast.

Martin Johnson runs The Joy of Cheese, a series of informal cheese and beverage classes that take place at a variety of Manhattan and Brooklyn venues as well as at the 92nd St. Y.  He is also Cheese, Charcuterie, Beer and Wine Manager for Gastronomie 491, a new market/cafe on the Upper West Side.  He blogs at www.thejoyofcheese.com