I just got word that a fortnight hence, on Thursday January 22, Iron Springs Pub & Brewery in Fairfax, Marin County, California will be posting what sounds like a very fun beer and cheese event. They’re calling the event Brewed and Cultured in Marin: A Beer & Cheese Pairing Extravaganza! because in addition to the beer, all the cheeses featured will be local, too. Their focus is to bring awareness to the public that beer pairs with food just as well, if not better than, wine.
The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. There will be a modest fee, but the price has not yet been announced (I’ll update this when I learn the final price). Although not yet confirmed, it is likely that representatives will be on hand from the Cowgirl Creamery and Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese, who are providing the cheese for the tasting.
The Four Cheeses and Their Beer Pairings Will Be:
- Cowgirl “Mt. Tam” paired with Chazz Cat Rye
- Cowgirl “Red Hawk” paired with Casey Jones Double IPA
- Cowgirl “Pierce Point” paired with Dark Path Lager
- Farmstead “Reserve Bleu” paired with the Barstow-Lundy Barleywine
Also on hand will be local food favorites such as homemade Spicy Nuts, locally baked sourdough bread, Marshall Farms Marin Mix honey, olives and some dried fruits to snack on. It sounds like a fun time. Perhaps I’ll see you there.