Drake’s Beer & California Cheese Pairing

On Valentine’s Day, we cleared out our soon-to-be new fermentation space next to the Barrel House to host Kirstin Jackson, author of It’s Not You, It’s Brie, for her second SF Beer Week cheese pairing with us.  After a few meetings with our brewers & event staffers, here’s the lineup we presented to a cheese-filled crowd.  As of this morning, all these beers are still available on tap at DBH (and Hopocalypse, 1500, and Black Robusto are available to take home), so swing by your local cheese shop on the way here & try these matchups yourself.  (Just keep the stinkier cheeses on the patio, please. We speak from experience.)
1st Pairing
Beer: One Hit Warrant
Sour Honey Wheat ale aged in Chardonnay Barrels with tart cherries
Creamery: Barinaga Ranch, Marin
Cheese: Baserri, Sheep’s Milk
2nd Pairing
Beer: 1500 Pale Ale
Creamery: Bellweather Farms, Sonoma
Cheese: San Andreas, Sheep’s Milk
3rd Pairing
Beer: Hopocalypse Double IPA
Creamery: Nicolau Farms, Modesto
Cheese: Bianchina, Goat’s Milk
4th Pairing
Beer: Wild Hundo- 100% Brettanomyces fermented 1500 Pale Ale
Creamery: Pennyroyal Farms, Anderson Valley
Cheese: Boont Corners, Cow’s Milk
5th Pairing
Beer: Scarlett O’Bretta- Flanders-style Red Sour Ale aged in wine barrels
Creamery: Cowgirl Creamery, Sonoma
Cheese: Mt. Tam, Cow’s Milk
6th Pairing
Beer: Black Robusto Porter
Creamery: Bravo Farms, Central Valley
Cheese: Silver Mountain Cheddar,
Cow’s Milk