is a Belgian-style farmhouse ale. Its abundant hops and Belgian yeast strain give it tropical fruit aromas and a tangy finish.
Le Merle pairs beautifully with goat cheeses, especially with Cypress Grove’s Humboldt Fog—an elegant, soft, surface-ripened goat cheese with a signature ribbon of edible vegetable ash that marks its middle.
has the rich, smoky character of imported specialty malts and the aromatic fruitiness of Belgian yeasts.
Thelonious is a perfect match for Cowgirl Creamery’s full-flavored Red Hawk. The cheese is a washed-rind triple-cream made in small rounds from organic milk in California’s Marin County. Four weeks of aging adds a sunset color to the rind.
Old Stock Ale
at 11% alcohol, is intensely vinous with Christmas pudding fruitiness, a luscious mouthfeel and a warming finish.
Old Stock is a great partner for Parmigiano-Reggiano, (underappreciated as a table cheese in this country) which is hard - even crunchy - with deep rich flavors. A perfect finish to a great meal.
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