It’s the ultimate brewery face-off! Six local breweries battle it out for best brew and cheese curd flavor pairing. Who will win? That’s up to you–You’re the judge for this intense (and tasty) competition!
Here are this year’s participating breweries and their cheese curd pairing:
Barley John’s Brewing Co, New Richmond, WI
Double IPA Cone Gnome the Barbarian paired with a Scotch Bonnet Cheese Curd
An over-the-top blend of hops bursting with juicy citrus, tropical fruit, and floral aromas.
Hop & Barrel Brewing Co, Hudson, WI
Blood Orange Brut IPA paired with a Sour Cream & Onion Cheese Curd
Notes of citrus blood orange with sweet melon and a dry finish.
Pitchfork Brewing Co, Hudson, WI
Barndoor Brown Ale paired with a Hickory Bacon Cheese Curd
English brown ale made with crisp Marris Otter base grain and East Kent Golding Hops. Malt nose start with warm roast finish. (5%ABV 25IBUs)
Rush River Brewing Co, River Falls, WI
Unforgiven Amber paired with a Cajun Cheese Curd
Rich in flavor and mildly sweet, this amber ale has a subtle herbal nose and robust caramel color and flavor. A classic session ale, great with food. (5.5% ABV)
Swinging Bridge Brewing Co, River Falls, WI
Kinni Kolsch paired with a Buffalo Cheese Curd
Clean, crisp and delicately balanced with a low hop character and a very slight fruit taste.
Zymurgy Brewing Company, Menomonie, WI
Bauble American Pale Ale paired with a Taco Cheese Curd.
Bright & Juicy hops, Vienna Goldpills & Flaked Oats, Wisconsin-grown hops for aroma and dry hopping. (4.6% ABV)
These flavor combinations have never been sampled before… until now! Voting will take place during each Craft & Curd event and the winning brewery’s craft and curd pairing will be announced at the festival upon tabulation of the votes.
Only 300 tickets available for each day! All 6 beer/curd tastings for $20.