Welcome to the Cheese and Cheers Blog. For the most part, the blog is centered on all things related to cheese and beer. It will include regular pairings and pairing panel posts (check every Monday to start) and will occasionally veer off into homebrewing, and reports from the Chicago beer community. Cheese and Cheers director David Phillips will author most of the posts, but watch for the occasional guest, too.

IT'S, IT'S ... ALIVE!!

IT’S, IT’S … ALIVE!!

David | Blog | March, 09 2010 | No Comment

It was a great weekend for beer in Chicago, even if you only went to one event, as I did. Of course, that event would have to have been the Day of the Living Ales/Night of the Living Ales, presented by the Chicago Beer Society. More than 500 enthusiasts attended the two sessions to sample [...]

THAT STINKS

THAT STINKS

David | Blog | March, 03 2010 | No Comment

Remember that Winnimere cheese I picked up back at the end of February? Well, it was put to good use last Friday. I ended up pulling together a panel at The Map Room to taste a group of four washed rind cheeses with a few different types of beers. The group included the MR’s own [...]

PAIRING NO. 1: THE OLD AND THE YOUNG

PAIRING NO. 1: THE OLD AND THE YOUNG

David | Blog | February, 27 2010 | 1 Comment

Sometime last year a friend of mine gave me an old bottle of Liefmans Goudenband. The Belgian brown beer received high praise from the late Michael Jackson over the years, and not so coincidentally, it has long been a favorite of mine. Sometime just a few days ago, I saw that my friends at Marion [...]

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