Category Archives: beer

Beer and Cheese Pairings July 15

On a slow night for sampling at Westside Market East Village, all of the action was on the cheese side. 90 minutes of sampling required only one beer, a 12.7 oz bottle, and even some of that was poured out … Continue reading

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Beer & Cheese Pairings July 13

Mondays are tough nights to predict at Westside Market East Village. They are always busy and sometimes the customers are chill and interested in the world around them. Other times they can be hardcore New York Nasties. Last week was … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings July 12

The Westside Market East Village is  a big store with 18,000 square feet and probably 75 employees. There’s a fair amount of turnover which often results a new person asking me what do I do. It’s not obvious since I … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings July 10

Friday afternoons during the summer are often slow in retail specialty food but that makes it an ideal time to sample beer and cheese. The store, Westside Market East Village, flows at a more relaxed pace and people are less … Continue reading

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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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