Crannóg Ales, the Blue Canoe Bakery and Café and Culinary Inspirations are teaming up to explore the potential of beer and cheese in an event to celebrate BC Craft Beer Month.
Beer is a staple beverage of many of the great cheese-producing nations, and its grainy flavour is a natural complement to dairy, according to brewers.
“Actually, many wine makers and most cheesemakers freely admit that beer is a more natural accompaniment to cheese,” says Brian MacIsaac of Crannóg Ales. “The lactic acid in cheese works in opposition to the acids in wine, which make wine pairing really difficult.
Beer, on the other hand, has sweet, grainy, bitter and fruity flavours, which play up the complex flavours of fine cheese.”
To explore this theory more fully, Culinary Inspirations will bring in cheeses from all over B.C. and internationally as well.
“It’s a really delicious learning opportunity,” says Cookie Langenfeld. “Guests will be able to sample a variety of cheeses with each beer, finding their own favourite pairings, as well as learning how to taste beer and cheese.”
Everyone will take home a list of pairings, ready for their next holiday party.
Beer and Cheese takes place at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Tickets at $25 are available in advance only, through Culinary Inspirations.
For more information, contact Cookie at 250-832-1585 or Rebecca Kneen at 250-675-6847.