City Brew Tours brings fully interactive craft beer experiences to anyone, anywhere via live video conference. Our beer making class, The Live Homebrew Experience, requires no prior knowledge and includes a beginner’s brew kit with all necessary materials and live instruction. The Beer & Cheese Pairing Experience takes a look at the intricacies of tasting, appraising and pairing beer with cheese. Choose which interactive, online experience is right for you!
Ever wonder what cheese pairs with what wine and why? Nah, we haven’t either! Beer on the other hand, now you’re speaking our language!
Pairing beer and cheese is a science and an art. Our expert guides will take you through the ins and outs of what to drink with a sharp cheddar versus a creamy blue cheese and more!
What does the Beer & Cheese Pairing Home Happy Hour include?
You need to have at least two types of CHEESE. However, we recommend having at least three of the following because who doesn’t like cheese!
1 – FRESH (No Rind) – Example: Ricotta or Mozzarella
2 – AGED FRESH CHEESE – Example: Similar to above but made with Goat’s milk
3 – SOFT WHITE RIND – Example: Camembert or Brie
4 – SEMI-SOFT – Example: Munster and Gouda
5 – HARD – Example: Cheddar or Gruyere
6 – BLUE – Example: Gorgonzola or Roquefort
You should have your favorite BEER on hand, but a variety of beers is better. Pairings are best experienced when you have beer styles with varying characteristics (ie. Stout vs IPA).
If you are really looking to party, grab some dark or milk chocolate too!
Private experiences can include hand-delivered or shipped custom pairing boxes. Inquire HERE.
Always wanted to try homebrewing? Not sure where to start? Overwhelmed by which kit to buy? We’ll cover all of that and more! Many of our guides that you already know and love from our tours are avid homebrewers with decades of combined experience. They’ll lead you through the process with humor and history, just like on our award-winning tours, but you can complete this whole experience from inside your own kitchen.
What does the Live Homebrew Experience include?
Everyone! Unlike our tours, this virtual event is family-friendly. Whether you are looking for something to do while you’re quarantined or want to homeschool your kids on the science of fermentation, we’ve created this virtual class to be accessible to all ages and skill levels.
We utilize a third party supplier that will direct ship your kit and ingredients to make 2.5 gallons (1 case) of beer to your home prior to the event.
At the moment our classes cover two different beer styles: American Pale Ale or Amber Ale. For only $40 extra, you can add a secondary recipe of either an American IPA or Nut Brown Ale to make another batch on your own!
We provide pretty much everything you’ll need to participate in this virtual class. A few items you likely already have on hand we didn’t include because we want to keep your costs down.
The base cost of the event is $99 per session which includes your first batch! This price could increase depending on which bottling options you choose during check out.