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General Cheese & Wine Pairing Guidelines
Discover our selection of specialty beer from around the world! We are always adding new brews to our growing collection. As lovers of quality beer especially Belgian and the lack of specialty beer in our area, we decided to offer these great beers to you.
There are many different cheeses and wines, so here is a general guideline on pairing. It, also, depends on personal preference.
Young Milky Cheeses --- Light, Young, and Fruity Wine, White or Red like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir
Strong Flavored cheeses --- Young Robust Red Wine
Aged Mellow Cheeses --- Older Robust Wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel
Soft Ripened Cheeses --- Full Flavored Chardonnay
Soft, Rich Cheese, Taste not Overpowering --- Older Fine Wines
Intense, Complex Blues --- Sweet Dessert Wines like Port or Sauternes
Some recent popular, specialty beer offerings:
Come browse our selection, it changes with the seasons and new/limited releases are added often
Treat quality beer with the same respect as you would wine and cognac, and you will notice the flavor profiles and nuances are similar. Quality beers have flavors that develop with age. Over time, they become smoother, sometimes revealing notes of honey and candied fruit, and developing a more assertive, lasting flavor. This is similar to the aging process of dessert wines like port and is known as 'maderization'. Some of our beer especially the Belgian age beautifully for 3, 5, or even 10 years.
To cellar, choose beers with a high alcohol content and store upright in a cool dark place at a stable temperature (46-61°F). It might be hard to not imbibe in the beer, but the wait is worth it.
Recommend Beer to Cellar:
Select Amador County wines
that are perfect for a picnic or enjoying at the bakery
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