Thursday, October 07, 2010
bonus thursday blog post!
i've been inspired by this contest to share my thoughts with you (as if you had a choice) on my favorite beer and cheese pairing. and so, in honor of los angeles beer week (which starts today) here it goes...
i might be stepping outside the boundaries of the contest, but my ideal beer and cheese pairing is my favorite beer - ballast point brewing company's sculpin ipa - with my favorite food - a freshly grilled burger topped with bacon and some good extra sharp canadian cheddar cheese from quebec.
oh i know - beer fans out there will complain "you're picking a double ipa?!?", which is all together too trendy right now. cheese fans will say, "cheddar? what, are you 5 years old?". And those who created this competition will probably say - "this is a beer and cheese pairing, not a beer and burger pairing!"
it is a taste of childhood (the burger) combined with a much more recent love (the well-hopped california ipa) and you know what? nothing in the world compares to these two tastes - the amazingly bitter citrus brightness of the beer and the sharp salty flavor of the cheese. it is a match made in heaven!