Category Archives: beer

Beer and Cheese Pairings June 22

Two beers and two cheeses yielded three separate pairings on Monday evening at the Westside Market, East Village. Being a good organizational soldier, I chose to start things off with the Dogfish Head Aprihop and since it went over well, … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings June 21: A Few of My Favorite Things

A few days ago, I was at Harry & Ida’s Meat and Supply Co., a new smoked meat place near me and while chatting with one of the guys on the counter I told him that I co-manage the beer … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese June 19: Accidents Will Happen

When I arrived at Westside Market East Village on Friday, I immediately got word from two other supervisors that Mark, the store manager and the person with whom I co-manage our beer program, wanted me to demo the Dogfish Head … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings June 17

I call these the beer and cheese pairings largely because left to my own devices, I choose the beer first. We carry about 150 really interesting beers at Westside Market East Village, but we have well more than 200 well-made … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings June 15

It’s taken nearly eight months of sampling beer and cheese to customers at Westside Market East Village, but I finally had a night where no one looked at the board and said “beer and cheese?” as if the pairing was … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings June 14

            Sundays are usually the best days for sampling cheese and beer to New Yorkers at Westside Market, East Village. Fewer of them have the grind of work on their minds, and with a longer sample period, 2-8, rather than … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings June 12

Friday at the store (Westside Market, East Village) was unusually slow. So slow that I was reluctant to crack open a 750 ml bottle for fear of it going flat. This concern defeated my plan to showcase the Brooklyn Brewery … Continue reading

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