Category Archives: Pairings

Cheese Pairing | Week of January 14th

Cheese-ReadingRaclette-Winter

Brooklyn Winter Ale with Reading RacletteNutty, buttery, grassy, and just a little funky, this washed rind cheese is made in Reading Vermont.  The farmhouse notes in its flavor will pair nicely with the malt character of the Winter Ale.

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 also assists with the cheese and beer programs at West Side Market’s East Village location.  He blogs at www.thejoyofcheese.com.

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Sorachi Ace’s New Suit

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace has been a beloved beer since its debut as a limited edition Brewmaster’s Reserve back in 2009. It was the first time that the rare Sorachi Ace hop had been featured in a beer, and people went wild for it. The lemongrass-and-dill hop aroma, the lively, citrusy body, and the whiplash-dry finish of our flashy new saison quickly became the most-shouted order at our Tasting Room. It wasn’t long before we welcomed Sorachi Ace to our lineup full time, both on draft and as one of our prized big bottle releases.

Sorachi Ace has continued to gain discerning disciples since those heady early days, inspiring obsession, taking reviews to poetic heights and converting masses to the way of the Sorachi Ace hop. Through all the hubbub, one question kept popping up and growing louder and louder: why wasn’t this beautiful beer in 12oz bottles?

You talked. You shouted. I personally raised a protest right in our offices. And now, our requests are finally fulfilled: Brooklyn Sorachi Ace is now available in 12oz bottles.

Whether you’re new to the world of Sorachi Ace or you’ve been one of the faithful for years, these new bottles are a game changer. Grab a four pack from the store and introduce it to your friends. Order a bottle at the bar and immediately find yourself the best-looking person in the room. You can even take the four pack directly home from the store and be the best looking person in your own house. We’re happy to bring Sorachi Ace to a new, handsome era for all.

If you haven’t come across our dashing new Sorachi Ace four packs yet, search here for some help. Let us know how much you enjoy the new bottle with a post, Tweet or photo and enjoy Sorachi Ace’s new suit.

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Cheese Pairing | Week of August 4th

Sorachi-Ace--Cremeux-di-Citeaux

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace with Crème de Citeaux. Rich, luscious and flat out divine, this French triple crème is from Rodolph Le Meunier, one of the leading French affineurs (a master of aging cheese). Its creamy textures will pair nicely with the bubbly fizz of the Sorachi big bottle.

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 July 28th

Ridgy-didge-brillat-savarin

Brooklyn Ridgy-Didge with Brillat Savarin. Luxuriantly rich and buttery, this is one the cornerstone French triple creams. Its buttery deliciousness will pair nicely with complex fruitiness of the Ridgy-Didge.

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 July 21st

Hammarby-Syndrome-Adelegger

Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome with Adelegger. Meaty, nutty, and complex, this cheese is part of the German new wave of alpine cheeses. It’s nuttiness will pair well with the fruitiness of the brew.

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 June 2nd

Lager-and-Dante

Brooklyn Lager with Dante. Buttery, citrusy and smooth, this sheep’s milk cheese is from Wisconsin; its blend of well-balanced flavors will go well with the malty qualities 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 May 19th

Cuvee-Noire-Panteleo

Brooklyn Cuvee Noire with Pantaleo. Dry, floral and herbaceous, this goat’s milk cheese is from Sardinia. Its distinctive flavors will mesh nicely with the sweetness of the Belgian 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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BLAST! HATH BEEN BOTTLED

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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!

5/24 Guided Tasting at Shoprite Cedar Knolls (NJ)
5/24 Guided Tasting at DeCicco’s Cornwall (NY)
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/24 First Taste @ The Party Source (KY)
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/30 Guided Tasting @ Keystone (OH)

6/27 Guided Tasting at The Noble Grape (IL)

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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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