Beer goes better with cheese

Crannóg Ales, the Blue Canoe Baker and Culinary Inspirations are teaming up to explore the potential of beer and cheese

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.


Just Posted

In photos: The 27th Annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival

Images from Friday evening and Saturday at the festival grounds.

Summerland cannabis shop receives approval in principle

Inspection now required before Green Gaia may sell cannabis

North Okanagan-Shuswap Liberal candidate responds to Trudeau ethics report

Prime Minister’s immediate response to commissioner’s findings appreciated

Shuswap tow truck operator sees high number of collisions this summer

Drivers encouraged to “loosen up behind the wheel, smarten up and read the road”

VIDEO: Langley Ribfest met with protesters

Groups that oppose the event for various reasons plan to be on site each of the three days.

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after B.C. Mountie’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Retrieved body from Okanagan Lake identified as missing kayaker

Zygmunt Janiewicz had been missing since May and was recovered Aug. 10

Paddleboard festival coming soon to Kalamalka Lake

Wildfire smoke got in the way of last year’s event, but conditions look better this summer

Most Read