We’ve all heard of wine and cheese pairings, but beer and cheese go just as well together and ironically, brewers and dairy farmers have a lot in common. Both typically come from tight-knit communities and much of their craft is dedicated to sustainability. It’s why the two have teamed up for a fun event happening Thursday, October 2th at Fulton Taproom in Minneapolis. Undeniably Dairy and Fulton Brewery have created Brew + Moo – an event pairing three beers with three winning cheeses from the 2019 Minnesota State Fair.
Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to the real farmers and brewers who make the dairy and beer they love, and join in a lively trivia game. Following the invite-only event, the remaining cheese and brew pairings will be available to the public for purchase while supplies last, and Fulton will also incorporate one of the cheeses into its regular menu. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Environmental Initiative’s “Brewing a Sustainable Future” – an effort to reduce waste from breweries like Fulton by identifying farmers who can use spent grain as feed.
Brew + Moo
Thursday, October 24th
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Space is limited – email email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Brew + Moo | Beer and Cheese Pairings
Hopstar – A dry grapefruit and citrus refresher with a crisp finish
Caves of Faribault St. Pete’s Select Blue Cheese by Rueben Nilson
This premium Blue cheese is handmade and then cave-aged for over 100 days. The aging gives pronounced blue-green veining and a slight peppery taste. Caves of Faribault continues a legacy of the sandstone cheese caves carved from the bluffs of the Straight River. The rare stone, St. Peter Sandstone, known as a great atmosphere for aging cheese and lagering beer, is found in only Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Northern Missouri. Faribault sits on nearly the same line of latitude as Roquefort, France. The cheese has won several Grand Champion and First Place awards at several contests throughout the nation.
Whiskey War & Peace – Irish whiskey cask-aged coffee stout; full bodied with dark chocolate, subtle vanilla and hints of coffee. Surprisingly smooth.
Redhead Creamery North Fork Whiskey Washed Munster by Alise Sjostrom
The 2019 Minnesota State Fair Artisan category-winning munster cheese was named after the township in was born in, which serves as the source of the North Fork of the Crow river, which begins in Redhead Creamery’s back field. North Fork Whiskey Washed Munster is a French-style munster that has been washed with Minnesota 14 Whiskey made at nearby Panther Distillery (Osakis, MN). Its creaminess, stink and pungency are desired by the cheesemaker and cheese snobs. North Fork makes a great grilled cheese and appetizer when warmed up.
NEW! Blackberry Sour
This complex sour boasts notes of juicy blackberry, dark red cherry, undertones of wet hay and oak, finishing with a tart, dry effervescence.
Land O’Lakes Cheddar by Luke Kopecky
Taking first place at the Minnesota State Fair in 2019’s Cheddar Block Category, the Land O’Lakes Cheddar made by Luke Kopecky and team, Kiel, Wis. Cheese made at the Kiel, Wis., plant is known for its attention to detail in meeting the specifications for the Cheddar style cheeses. Land O’Lakes began in Minnesota and now is owned by farmers from coast-to-coast, with a brand known for quality. Block Cheddars are typically made in 40- or 640-pound blocks, using milk, lactic acid, rennet, heat, and salt. “Cheddaring” is the process of stacking slaps to press more whey form the cheese. During ripening it gains the well-known strong, full nutty or “sharp” flavor.