Monday, February 16, 2009

Decamping to Brooklyn (and Beer Table)

On this most presidential of Mondays, Saxelby Cheesemongers is pleased to announce that we're jumping back on the tasting wagon with a duo of beer and cheese inspired events at Beer Table in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Beer Table is one of our favorite places; the fermented grain yin to our fermented milk yang, and we relish each and every chance we get to spend time out in their cozy neck of the woods. So mark your calendars and head on over to the slope to see what's what in the wintry world of beer and cheese!

Monday February 23rd, 7:00 to 8:00 pm
No Regulations Required!
American Farmstead Cheese and Italian Microbrew Tasting

For reservations ($50) call Beer Table at 718-965-1196

Saxelby Cheesemongers and Beer Table proudly present: No Regulations Required! Enjoy the bounty of wacky and iconoclastic brewers and cheese makers as we explore the world of Italian-made, Belgian-style beer paired with American-made, Italian-style cheeses. The old adage 'rules were made to be broken' certainly applies here. Justin Philips, proprietor of Beer Table, and Veronica Pedraza, ex-cheese maker at Sweet Grass Dairy, and current cheese monger of Saxelby Cheesemongers are your fermented experts and guides for this decadent evening. Justin'll be pulling out all the stops as it were, uncorking some fine and rarely seen bottles of super small production Italian brews. $50 allows you to sample 5 brews and 5 cheeses.

Saturday February 28th, 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Cave Aged Cheese and Fresh Brews:
Featuring Ploughgate Creamery and other fine cheeses from the Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm

For reservations ($35) call Beer Table at 718-965-1196

Join Anne Saxelby and Justin Phillips, proprietor of Beer Table, for another round of fermented festvities featuring cheeses ripened in the Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm, located in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Marisa Mauro, cheese maker and proprietor of Ploughgate Creamery will be on hand to lead a tasting of her delicious winter cheeses, and will discuss her relationship with the affineurs at the Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm responsible for ripening them. Learn what it takes to be a young cheese maker, and get a behind the scenes peek at the Cellars at Jasper Hill, one of the most innovative projects in American farmstead cheese. The Cellars aren't just in the business of ripening cheese... their aim is nothing less than establishing and re-invigorating the art of cheese making in Vermont. $35 allows you to sample 5 brews and 5 cheeses.

Beer Table is located at 427 B 7th Avenue btwn 14th and 15th St. in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Hope to see you there!

*Don't forget! This Saturday, February 21st, marks the date of Founded on Oyster Shells, a beer and oyster dinner to benefit New Amsterdam Public. Tickets are still available at newamsterdampublic.org. Your support of this dinner sows the seeds for a new public market for New York City in the future!*

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