Weekend Pairing

November 18, 2011

 

Welcome to our 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.

Morbier and Claymore Scotch Ale

Morbier is a semi-soft cows’ milk cheese of France. It is ivory colored, soft and slightly elastic, and is immediately recognizable by the black layer of tasteless ash separating it horizontally in the middle.  Traditionally, the cheese consists of a layer of morning milk and a layer of evening milk.  Nowadays, the cheese is usually made from a single milking with the ash added for tradition.

Claymore Scotch Ale: Named for a medieval Scottish sword, Claymore Scotch Ale is our tribute to the legendary “Wee Heavy” beers of Scotland. This malty, deep-ruby beauty features lots of caramel sweetness, a reserved hop profile, and a subtle warming character. Unlike its namesake, this beer only requires one hand, but it’ll still make you feel like nobility. The malty, caramel notes of the Claymore are symbiotic flavors to Morbier’s distinctive characteristics.

Try this pairing to cap off a perfect fall weekend!