Wendy Buckley owns and operates Screwtop —a wine bar, café, and shop— in the Clarendon district of Arlington, Virginia.
Wendy also sells —and likes— cheese and beer. Wednesday, 2 February, 2011, she'll pair those two in a demonstration she calls a Super Bowl Beer & Easy Cheesy Appetizers Class.
Participants will taste five beers with five cheese-based appetizers. Prepare-at-home recipe cards will be available. Here's the lineup:
- Prairie Breeze Cheddar.
Served with Stoudt's Winter Ale.
Hoppy red ale. 6.2% alcohol-by-volume (abv). Pennsylvania.
- Red Dragon Mustard Seed Cheese.
Served with The Raven Special Lager.
Amber lager. 5.5% abv. Baltimore, Maryland.
- Morbier Cheese, Spicy Chorizo Salami, and Beer Mustard.
Served with Allagash Dubbel.
'Belgian abbey-style' ale. 7% abv. Maine.
- Buttermilk Blue Cheese/Roqufort Dip on Endive.
Served with Heavy Seas Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout.
Strong stout, brewed with chocolate nibs. 8% abv. Baltimore, Maryland.
- Fondue prepared with Gruyere and Comte Cheese, and Beer.
Served with Brooklyn Brewing Local 1.
Strong 'Belgian-style' pale ale. 9% abv. Brooklyn, New York.
So, how much would you pay for all of this? $40? ... $30 .... $20? Well, how about zero, nada, nothing!
Wendy is offering all of this sipping and nibbling for free, but with one proviso. For that $0 price, you have to be a member of Screwtop's wine club. Otherwise, the cost is five dollars.