North Coast Brewing Tasting
North Coast Brewing Co. Beer and Cheese Tasting w/ The Cheese Cellar
Saturday, February 23rd 4:00 - 6:00pm
Forget wine and cheese, try a beer and cheese pairing! Come by Saturday, February 23rd 4-6pm when we'll be sampling North Coast Brewing Co. beer and pairing them with cheeses from Seattle's The Cheese Cellar.
But what makes them perfect for pairing? Beer and cheese have a long history together and both have roots in countries with rich brewing and cheese-making traditions. In fact, both are bi-products of grain. Think back to a more agrarian lifestyle: The grain used to make beer was often the same grain fed to animals that produce cheese. Grass, or in the case of beer - barley and wheat, is broken down through enzymatic processes into simple sugars. These simple sugars are then broken down by yeast and other microflora. After an aging process the end product is beer and cheese. This grain-based commonality translates into an important thing for pairing- the two share similar flavor profiles. Beer and cheese are often described as nutty, yeasty, floral, earthy, so it's no wonder these two products are such a perfectly delicious combination!