Beer + Cheese Pairing

Forget Wine & Cheese, Pass me the Beer & Cheese!

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Pro Tip: always start with beer

I'm not much of a wine drinker. The ladies of Charlotte Food Bloggers seem to like beer as much as I do so all of us were pumped to experience a BEER and cheese pairing. Wine and cheese is old news anyway right? We are in the fastest growing craft beer scene in the nation after all.

CFB partnered up withThe Unknown Brewing,Orrman's Cheese Shop and a couple other local restaurants for a 5 course dinner pairing. The ticketed event was held in Unknown's taproom.

Tour Time

Owner, Brad Shell, gave us a tour about halfway through our tastings to mix things up a bit. If you've never been on a brewery tour with Brad, please do so as soon as possible. He is quite enjoyable to watch when he gets excited about the brew process. Hops like to make babies, that is all (ha!).

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Bites & Brews

All of the bites were put on display at the community table in the taproom. Flatbreads from Craft Growler Shop around the corner, boneless chicken wings from Duckworth's down the street, homemade mango salsa, bacon wrapped dates, chocolate brownies and five different cheeses. My sweet tooth was thankful for the brownies among all of the savory plates!

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Beer, Cheese, Accoutrements

  • Ginger Wheat | Landaff | Mango Salsa

  • Pre Game Pale Ale | Flory's Truckle | Flatbreads

  • Over the Edge IPA | Barren Country Blue | Buffalo Chicken Bites

  • Dirty Commie Heathen Russian Imperial Stout | Fourme d'Ambert | Brownies

  • Raisin the Roof Belgian Quad | Toggenberger | Bacon Wrapped Dates

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A big thank you…

…to Ashley, LeAndra, Brad, Scott, the other members of Charlotte Food Bloggers, the staff at Unknown, and our local vendors for a wonderful evening. Now, I will always suggest beer with my cheese instead of wine, thank you very much. Cheers y'all!

EventsJessica Gaddy