After a decent amount of research and consultations with experts like Chris Speir, wine manager at Binnys in Willowbrook, the following list was formed. Besides pairing beers and cheeses that go together harmoniously, we tried to incorporate as many styles of beer and cheese as possible. If you have any suggestions on how to better our list, or have any other ideas of some quality beer and cheese pairings, please leave us a comment. We hope to see you May 28th!
Beer and Cheese Pairing at Binnys in Willowbrook
Thursday, May 28th, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
$5 Binnys Card Members / $10 Non-Members.
Beer: Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier, Kristalweizen, 5.4% ABV. $2.99 / 16.9oz btl.
Cheese: Bucherolle, - Aged soft ripened goat cheese, delicate sharpness, slightly salty. $15.99/lb.
Beer: Bells Two Hearted Ale, India Pale Ale, 7% ABV. $8.99 / 6-pack.
Cheese: Point Reyes Blue Raw cows milk farmstead, creamy, slight lemon tang to the finish. Made in California. $18.99/lb.
Beer: Anchor Old Foghorn, American Barley Wine, 8.8% ABV. $12.99 / 6-pack.
Cheese: Jasper Hill Bayley Hazen Blue Cave aged in Vermont, this is a very rich blue with hints of chocolate on the finish. $23.99/lb
Beer: Saison Dupont, Saison, 6.5% ABV. $8.99 / 750ml.
Cheese: Explorateur Cows milk, triple cream. Explorateur is to cheese as Champagne is to wine. $19.99/lb
Beer: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale, American Brown Ale, 7.2% abv. $7.99 / 6-pack.
Cheese: Ossau Iraty Sheeps milk with a nutty, olivey, fruity flavor. $17.99/lb.
Beer: Lindemans Framboise, Fruit Lambic, 4% ABV. $10.99 / 750 ml.
Cheese: Raspberry Bella Vitano Soaked in New Glarus Raspberry Tart Ale. $15.99/lb.
Beer: Old Rasputin, Russian Imperial Stout, 9% ABV. $6.49 / 4-pack.
Cheese: Pittig 4 Year Dutch Gouda Butterscotch and caramel tones. $15.99/lb.
Beer: Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Maibock, 6.5% ABV. $8.99 / 6-pack.
Cheese: Hooks 4 year Cheddar Best bang for the buck when it comes to cheddars. $13.99/lb.
Beer: Goose Island Summertime, Kolsch, 5% ABV. $7.99 / 6-pack.
Cheese: Les Freres Semi soft washed rind, cows milk, rich and full flavor, starts off with a burst of apple cider, then a hint of mushrooms, finishes with toasted sesame. $13.99/lb.
Beer: Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue), Belgian Strong Dark Ale, 9% ABV. $13.49 / 750ml.
Cheese: Chimay Delicious washed rind cows milk cheese made in a Belgian monastery. $19.99/lb.