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Joshua M. Bernstein is the author of The Complete Beer Course (Sterling Epicure, $24.95). You can read more of his writing on his website: http://joshuambernstein.com/

vienna lager

Pack This Beer in Your Tailgate Cooler Along with Plenty of Cheese


Malty sweetness makes Vienna lagers a fine foil for spicy cheeses, while the style’s caramel complexity nicely complements a nutty aged Gruyère or cheddar.

The Best Cheeses to Pair with Belgian Witbier


Would you believe us if we told you a Belgian milkman was responsible for Blue Moon’s ubiquity? He very well may be: In the 1960s, Pierre Celis lived in the village of Hoegaarden, a region once known for its witbier (the so-called “white beer”—brewed with barley, wheat, oats, coriander, and orange peel—had fallen out of […]

Little Brett Credit Allagash Brewing

Pair these Funky, Fizzy Brett Beers with Stinky Cheese


For winemakers, few words are more feared than Brettanomyces. The wild yeast voraciously devours every available sugar and carbohydrate in vino, turning out tastes and aromas that, to some, can evoke a stroll through a horse stable. In the modern beer world, however, many brewers welcome Brett— as it’s colloquially called—because it offers more genetic […]

barley wine

Beer With Cheese: Grape Expectations


Barley wine, which contains no actual wine, seek a robust partner such as extra-aged gouda or a bold blue.

oktoberfest

Fall for Oktoberfest 


Märzen, also known as Oktoberfest, originated pre-refrigeration, when brewing season ran strictly from late fall through early spring.

gose

Cheese + Beer: Gose


Germany’s sour, salt-sprinkled gose is having a moment

Photo courtesy of Anchor Steam

Cheese + Beer: California Common


Steam beer, or “California common,” is a thirst-quenching American original that makes a great complement to Asiago and pepper Jack.