Wednesday, February 02, 2011

FREE Beer & Cheese

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.

Screwtop Wine Bar

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.
I'll be on hand to assist Wendy, to talk a bit about the beers, and to offer some enthusiastic suggestions on pairing beer with cheese.

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.

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  • Easy Cheesey Recipe cards: here.
  • More on beer with cheese: here.
  • Caveat lector: As a representative of Select Wines, Inc. —a northern Virginia wholesaler of beer and wine— I sell all of the beers in this event.

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