Beer/Cheese: Auroch’s Horn and Brigid’s Abbey

Half the fun of this craft beer boom is exploring its variety. We get to experience new techniques, tastes and ideas. We’re able to enjoy things that can’t necessarily happen on a large scale, made by people whose concern is injecting a unique personality into their product. Auroch’s Horn from Olvalde Farm and Brewing Co. is a prime … [ Read more]

Beer/Cheese: Hitachino Nest IPA & Blue Mont Bandaged Cheddar

By John Garland Once you become enamored with Wisconsin aged cheddar, there’s no going back. You’ll become wrapped up in the stories of those artisans, and begin to identify with them like you would an artist or musical act. Their work becomes canon, as you rattle off producers and ages the way a Scotch aficionado would … [ Read more]

Beer/Cheese: Sommer Vice & Toma della Rocca

 By John Garland Toma della Rocca exists, most profoundly for me, in a very specific memory. It was buried under a mountain of others from the fall of 2005, until I read Michael Paterniti’s 2013 book The Telling Room, in which the author ventures to Spain in search of a legendary Castillian cheese called Páramo de Guzmán. When … [ Read more]