When it comes to consuming cheese with alcohol, the pairing that first comes to mind is usually wine and cheese—but the Flying Dog Brewery and Crisafulli’s Cheese recently teamed up to host an event to show off just how well the flavors of cheese and beer can complement one another.
The tasting event was held at Flying Dog Brewery, and it offered an exploration of five different types of beer with five cheese types to match each one. For instance, Flying Dog Brewery's Snake Dog 20 Indian Pale Ale was matched with a cheese from England with chives inside of it.
With the expansion of craft beer culture around the world, consumers are now open to exploring new beer pairings. Other unusual tasting events that have been held with a focus on beer have included pairings of cookies, potato chips and even insects.
Flying Dog Brewery and Crisafulli’s Cheese Held a Tasting for Cheese and Beer
1. Craft Beer Pairings - As craft beer culture expands, there is an opportunity to explore and create new pairings with different types of food and snacks beyond traditional beer accompaniments.
2. Alternative Pairing Experiences - Unusual tasting events using beer to complement unexpected snacks like cookies, potato chips, and insects is becoming a trend that presents businesses with an opportunity to take advantage of pairing culture.
3. Beer Tasting Events - Hosting beer pairing events with local businesses, like cheese makers, could be a good way of introducing new products and experiences to consumers.
1. Brewing Industry - Breweries could benefit from creating more pairing events to showcase their products and create a distinct experience for their consumers.
2. Food Industry - Cheese makers and other artisanal food producers could benefit from partnering with breweries to create unique beer pairings that other snack companies might not offer.
3. Hospitality Industry - Restaurants, bars, and hotels could benefit from incorporating unique beer pairings into their menus and events to provide a more varied and unique experience for their customers.