Smoked Beer & Cheese, The ‘State of Cheese’ in Rhode Island, and A Day A-Whey to the VT Cheese Makers Festival

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While dining at Beer Table a few weeks back, I stumbled across a beer so perfectly delicious and summery, it stopped me dead in my tracks. For a second. Luckily my thirst brought me back to my senses rather quickly, and I ordered another one, reveling in the unusual and crazy flavor sensation bubbling and squeaking in that glass. What is this magical summer beer, you ask? It’s called Hopfenstark Boson de Higgs (of course!) and tastes like bacon and lemonade in a glass.

This inimitable beverage got the wheels turning about a summery smoked beer and cheese dinner extravaganza, which Justin, Beer Table’s beloved owner quickly agreed to. And guess what? It’s tonight! Yes, there’s a light at the end of this gray Monday tunnel, and it’s on 7th Avenue between 14th and 15th streets. Join us for five courses of smokey, cheesy, savory, mouth-watering fare and get your ‘I know about Smoked Beer’ patch, alla Girl Scouts. There are just a few seats remaining, so make haste!

If you can’t make it to tonight’s celebration, I’m telling you… smoked beer and cheese equals summer. Seek out a smokey beer, whack off a chunk of your favorite cheese, bring it out to a park (without attracting the attention of the cops) and voila! Instant, fire-less barbeque. There’s just something about that deep, rich smokey flavor and cheese that makes magic. Don’t be surprised if a small army of ants march onto your picnic blanket and arrange themselves in the shape of a heart, or if birds swoop low over your provisions and burst out into song…

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In other cheesy news, today is Monday, and you know what that means… Cutting the Curd broadcasts live on the Heritage Radio Network! Tune in from 4:30 to 5:00 pm on to get the skinny on the ‘State of Cheese’ in Rhode Island! The Ocean State is churning out some great cheese, and we’re gonna learn all about it. Email us your questions at!


And don’t forget, our Day A-Whey to the Vermont Cheesemaker’s Festival is filling up fast! Sign up today for an unforgettable weekend of making, eating, and just plain old loving cheese!

VT Cheese Makers FestSaxelby Cheesemongers & Taking Root Present:
A Day A-Whey to Shelburne Farm & the Vermont Cheese Makers Festival

July 23rd- July 24th 2011

For tickets ($325 for singles and $500 for doubles*) & more info visit

**Please note that the ticket price does NOT include airfare to/from Vermont or Saturday night’s dinner. Ticket price includes hotel, ground transportation in Vermont, cheese making at Shelburne Farm, all other meals, and tickets to the Cheese Makers Festival.

Guests will be responsible for booking their own airfare. The recommended flights are as follows:

Saturday, July 23rd:
Jet Blue flight #56 (departs JFK 9:30am arrives Burlington 10:42am)

Sunday, July 24th:
Jet Blue flight #59 (departs Burlington 7:20pm arrives JFK 8:44pm)

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