Weekend PairingAugust 26, 2011
This is the first post in a new series highlighting the bountiful world of beer&cheese pairings. Join us each week as we explore a new turophilic delight paired with our seasonal and year-round brews.
Hades Belgian Strong Ale and Manchego
This week’s pairing features our golden beauty Hades with an approachable, easy-to-find sheep’s milk cheese. Let’s take a look:
Hades Belgian Strong Ale is a complex brew with just a pinch of mystery. You may remember it from its Day In The Life post. It pours brilliant gold with a balanced, crisp taste. Its spicy flavor and aroma makes it a perfect mate for pairing.You can find this beer in 6-pks across the nation.
Manchego is a sheep’s milk cheese hailing from the La Mancha region of Spain. It can be aged anywhere from 2 months to 2 years, giving it a firm consistency. With its buttery texture and nutty flavor, this toothsome cheese was made for pairing. Manchego is approachable for every palate, as it remains a classic go-to for cheese connoisseurs, a mellow intro for newbies and an easy-to-find indulgence at your local market.
During August’s hot days and warm nights, this pairing will befit any al fresco eve.
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