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Craft Beer and Gourmet Foods

Craft Beer and Gourmet Foods

We love reporting on the finer foods in this world such as Craft Beer, Chocolate, Cheese, Pasta Sauce and more. Join us as we explore the delicious world of Craft Beer and Gourmet Foods, Pairings, Tastings, Samples, and everything in between.

Craft Beer and Cheese Pairings

Craft Beer and Cheese Pairings

Welcome to our first edition of Craft Beer and Cheese Pairings at 89 Prime.. Double Pull Stout by Captain Lawrence Brewing Company paired with Buffalo Wing Hot Sauce Cheddar Cheese..

We’re bringing out the flavor right off the bat!Here we have Double Pull Imperial Stout by Captain Lawrence Brewing Company out of Elmsford, New York. A limited release brewed with milk sugar, espresso, and flaked oats..

Lindt Chocolate and Craft Beer Pairings

Lindt Chocolate and Craft Beer Pairings

Banana Bread Beer by Wells paired with Caramel Milk Chocolate Truffles by Lindt

Had been looking for some Banana Bread Beer and sure enough, we came across some. Big banana bread fans at 89 Prime so we have some high expectations here! Banana Bread Beer by Wells is the brew we are using for this pairing. Wells brewed and bottled by Marston’s PLC, Eagle Brewery out of England! It weighs in at 5.2 percent ABV.

As for the chocolate we’re going to go with Lindt Caramel Milk Chocolate Truffles..

Cheese and Chocolate Pairing

Cheese and Chocolate Pairing

Gorgonzola Cheese by Black River paired with A Touch of Sea Salt Dark Chocolate by Lindt.. For this cheese and chocolate pairing we’re going back to the blue cheese department. This time we’ll use Gorgonzola cheese, once again by Black River. This cheese is aged at 90 days and looks the part! 

On that note, we’ll head back to the dark chocolate department as well. We’ll pair it up with A Touch of Sea Salt Dark Chocolate..

Godiva Chocolate and Craft Beer Pairings

Craft Beer and Godiva Chocolate Truffle Pairings
We are back with some more craft beer pairings. For this round, we will be using Godiva chocolate truffles for each pairing. Specifically from the Happy Birthday Cake Truffle Flight will be used in these pairings.

For our first pairing, we are going with Cosmic Truth Session IPA. This beverage is by Resurgence Brewing Co out of.. As for the Godiva truffle, we elect Lemon Chiffon. A slick yellow shell houses a tangy lemon filling. Lemon fans, this is the one..

Craft Beer and Cocopotamus Chocolate Pairings

Craft Beer and Cocopotamus Pairings

Ready for another Craft Beer and Chocolate pairing? We certainly are! For all these pairings, we will be using an in-house favorite chocolate of ours! Goes by the name Cocopotamus..

First up we have Resurgence Brewing.. That chocolate is Blame Canada – Maple dark chocolate truffle with turbinado sugar. For maple fans, it’s a thing of beauty..

Ready for Ruby Chocolate

Ready for Ruby Chocolate

Coined the “Fourth Chocolate” as part of it’s introduction, we may have a new category coming to the chocolate market soon.  Dark, Milk, and White are established three and now Ruby Chocolate..

The official Barry Callebaut website explains that ruby chocolate is created from the ruby cocoa bean.  The natural flavor and colors from the bean are unlocked through what is described as “a unique processing”..

Customary German Gourmet Schnitzel and Spaetzle

Customary Gourmet Schnitzel and Spaetzle

Guest Post.. I was visiting Germany as a teenager.. Hooked!

The cafeteria had numerous forms of it to decide on and I had no clue what it was, nor did I do know the variations between all. There are a lot. I was told the most stylish was the Weinerschnitzel..

Craft Beer and Chocolate Pairings

Craft Beer and Chocolate Pairings

We have beer and we have chocolate! A new edition of craft beer and chocolate pairing!

Our friends at Rogue Ales in Newport, Oregon are a blessing to those who embrace the nuances of craft beer.. For our chocolate choice, we have Godiva G Cubes ready to go. Dark assorted box is pictured, dark vanilla for the pairing..

Vino de Milo Bruschetta and Pasta Sauce

Vino de Milo Bruschetta and Pasta Sauce

The brand is Vino de Milo and they have a nice line of sauces, bruschetta toppings, preserves, and dressings. Always loved the sauces and the preserves are amazing..

Rich and consistent taste, not overpowering in any spices, a fine aroma, a pleasant aftertaste.  It spread well and has a solid body to it.. It’s pronounced Brusketta.. tends to be classified as an antipasto, meaning appetizer or starter in Italian.  Simply put, it is bread that has been grilled (or toasted), rubbed in garlic and topped with olive oil..

Cheese and Chocolate Pairings

Cheese paired with Gourmet Chocolate

Colby Jack Cheese paired with Amaretto Milk Chocolate Truffle.. lighter cheese and a lighter chocolate.  

Created a slightly sweet taste. Colby Jack paired well with the milk chocolate. Oh, and the amaretto taste was nice as well. Contributed to the sweet taste. Complemented one another well, without anything overpowering other flavors. A winner and would recommend.

Craft Beer and Chocolate Pairing

Craft Beer and Chocolate Pairing

Ready to have some fun?

There is certainly a long history between wine and chocolate.  Beer and chocolate though? Well this might be a whole new world to explore.  Let’s test out a few combinations and see what happens.