Monthly Archives: August 2015

Beer and Cheese Pairings August 23 and 24

I used to think that the hardest transition in offering downtown New Yorkers top flight beer and cheese was from Sunday, when the vibe was typically chill, to Monday when the hustle bustle often came just short of violent. I’ve … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings August 16-21

There hasn’t been much time for either pairing or blogging this week. At the store, Westside Market East Village, we’re without our stock guy, who quit after calling out for two weeks. This means my boss and I have to … Continue reading

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At The Root on Five Summer Beers

I chatted and corresponded with Michael Ferguson of Beer Geeks TV about his five favorite styles of summer beers. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/08/_5_perfect_beers_for_summer.html?wpisrc=topstories

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Beer and Cheese Pairings August 10-12

Our stock guy was out all week at Westside Market East Village, so that meant that my 55 year old body had to channel its more athletic 35 year old iteration and spend time lugging cases of beer from the … Continue reading

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At Beer Geeks TV on Rising Diversity in the Craft Beer World

At the Beer Geeks TV blog with some thoughts about the increasing diversity in the craft beer crowd.  http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/8/14/diversity-in-the-craft-world

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At Beer Geeks TV on the Grimm’s

How a husband/wife duo in Carroll Gardens are conqueiring the NYC beer scene, one interesting brew at a time. http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/8/7/great-beer-youve-probably-never-heard-of

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Beer and Cheese Pairings August 9

Sunday was a fun day to pair beer and cheese at Westside Market East Village. For one, customer traffic was busy enough to sustain tastings all shift (it really sucks to pause with a beer half way done because it’s … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings August 7

Eight years ago or so, when I did my first cheese and beer class I paired all of the goat’s milk cheeses with wheat beers. What I did Friday night illustrated how much more I know about cheese and especially … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings August 2 and August 3

Sunday at Westside Market East Village was insufferably slow. I endured the ignominy of pouring out several ounces of beer that had gone flat in its sample cups. OTOH, Monday was crazy busy, but sane. Unlike some Mondays where customers … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings July 31

Usually by the time customers arrive at the Westside Market, East Village on Friday late afternoon/early evening, they are already in weekend mode. I’ve learned to take advantage of this chill by offering pairing with good talking points. Unlike Mondays … Continue reading

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