After a lovely day with the family on New Year’s Day, we ventured out to BadWolf with our bag of cheese for a mini adventure close to home.
BadWolf is a great little nanobrewery that serves up some very interesting beers. They always have 6 things on tap at any given time, and new stuff will be added once a beer has been tapped. For those who love a diverse selection, you are sure to be pleased as they usually have a new beer every week.
We loved pairing the Lincet Triple Crème Brie with the Xocolatl brown ale, but the surprise was when we took a chance and had some of the Morel/Leek Monterey Jack. The Jack made the chocolate flavor completely disappear and left us with just the traditional brown ale finish. It was crazy!
The Locoh IPA we paired with an Italian Taleggio, which we weren’t too sure would work. Much to our surprise, the slightly pungent cheese took away the bitterness, leaving a very pleasant floral/citrus finish, but it wasn’t overwhelming.
By far, though, our favorite pairing was with the Yggdrasil, a braggot style beer, with the triple crème brie. Holy. Cow. It was likely a spicy milkshake in your mouth! The beer on it’s own had a nice spice to it, but you could define each spice. With the cheese, the spices really blended together and it was fantastic.
We highly recommend you stop by BadWolf and check them out. Not only is the beer good, but the staff is a lot of fun, very knowledgeable and they will definitely take care of you. Their website is here: http://www.badwolfbrewingcompany.com and you should also follow them on Twitter and Facebook. You’ll get all the latest info on upcoming brews and events!