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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/

The Best Cheese to Pair with Coffee Stout


An expert rounds up the best coffee stouts to pair with your favorite cheeses.

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


When pairing with cheese, look to milder wedges such as chèvre or Monterey Jack to avoid overpowering the style’s delicate, graceful character.

Little Brett Credit Allagash Brewing

Pair these Funky, Fizzy Brett Beers with Stinky Cheese


Brewers are embracing Brettanomyces yeast to bring wild new flavors to beer. The result is a bone-dry, effervescent brew perfect for funkier wedges.

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

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