Brooklyn Monster Ale with Drunken Hooligan. Spicy, fruity and gamey, this iteration of Cato’s Corner Hooligan, an oniony cheese from Connecticut, is washed in grape must and young red wine from nearby Priam Vineyards. Its complex mix of flavors will balance the malty sweetness of the Monster.
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 TheJoyOfCheese.com.