Updated: Mar 6, 2021
Throwing an at home beer and cheese tasting is such a fun and unique way to switch up a typical night in! While it may seem complicated, it's so easy to quickly throw one together with just some appetizers, beer and cheese!
Appetizers can be as complicated or easy as you want. Here is what we went with:
An assortment of bread and crackers
Buffalo Wing Dip (I used this recipe)
Easy Crockpot Meatballs (see below)
Other fun ideas: sliders, fries, onion rings, buffalo wings, fruit platter, pretzels, and nachos,
When it comes to the beer and cheese selections, after a lot of research, I came up with six pairings that blew our minds:
Belgian White & Goat Cheese Saison & Gouda Belgian Tripel & Brie Pale Ale & Gruyere Nut Brown Ale & Cheddar Cheese Stout & Bleu Cheese
All the combinations were delicious, but holy cow.... the stout and bleu cheese were insane! We went with Belching Beaver's Peanut Butter Milk Stout... a delicious beer just on its own.
For extra credit and to take your tasting to the next level, you can download my tasting sheet shown below by clicking here.
1. Pre-cut your cheese into bite size pieces. I cut them up, plated, covered with press and seal, and then used a sharpie to write the number it is in the tasting line-up before placing it in the fridge until showtime!
2. I recommend not pre-pouring your beer. You want to be able to take your time, and if you pre-pour, the last few beers will be warm before you even get to them.
Happy tasting, friends!
32oz of frozen, pre-cooked meatballs
18oz of grape jelly
18 oz of bbq sauce
Combine all ingreidents in a crockpot - stir to fully incorporate
Cook on high for 2-4 hours - stirring once every hour or so until done.