Wandering Wino: Beer, Cheese and Wine and You’ll Feel Fine Edition



The first time that The Turnip Truck Urban Fare in the Gulch held a beer and cheese tasting event, the response was overwhelming. Like out-the-door crowded, so obviously people love them some good beer and cheese. Like I do.

Encouraged by the big crowds, they’ve decided to reprise the event sooner rather than later. Next week, in fact, on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m., when New Belgium Brewing and Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese will be offering free samples to anyone (of age) who asks. Advance registration is not required, so drop on by. The specifics are below:

Sarah Brann with New Belgium will be offering samples of Snow Day, the seasonal variety that will be released in November. Additional beers to be sampled include 1554, Fat Tire, and Shift. The Turnip Truck will sell six-packs of each of these beer selections at a discounted price during the tasting event.

Brann will offer information about the various brewing methods and flavors, as well as food pairing suggestions for each beer. Information about New Belgium’s “The Glass That Gives” charity outreach program will be available. During November and December, those who purchase a total of a case of beer (any combination of 24 beers) are eligible to receive a free set of New Belgium globe glasses, and may choose a charity to receive a $1 donation to a charity of choice. Beer samples and purchases are for customers 21 and older. For more information, visit www.newbelgium.com.

Jennifer Starks with Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese, based in Kentucky, will offer samples of their natural cheeses, including Block O'Joe, a coffee-infused cheddar, Barren County Bleu, Gouda, and Aged Cheddar. Information on pairing cheese with beer will be available. For more information, visit http://www.kennyscountrycheese.com/.

Will Motley of Woodland Wine Merchant invites you to visit his charming little wine shop in Five Points tomorrow for their weekly Saturday wine tasting. This week they’ll be pouring some really nice Bordeaux reds from 3 to 5 p.m. Come taste some fine examples from Chateau Beaulieu Comtes de Tastes and Chateau Bel Air, and take a bottle or three home with you.

Will also wanted to give Bitesters a heads-up about the upcoming Sparkling Wine Dinner at Marché Artisan Foods on Wednesday, Nov. 14, starting at 6:30. You know Chef Margot will have something good up her sleeves to match with those tiny bubbles, so call Marché at (615) 262-1111 to reserve a seat.

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