SBE August Meeting Announcement

The August meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday August 3rd at 6p.m. at the Alesmith Brewing Company in San Diego ( and will focus on Beer and Cheese pairing. Chris Banker who is our resident Cheesemaker will lead the event and Alesmith Brewmaster Peter Zien who is also an avid Cheesemaker will host the event. Due to the limited space, this special meeting will be open to members only and we will be asking everyone to become current with their membership dues. We will also be ordering Pizza for those who are interested in dinner.

On the agenda:
1. Pairing Beer and Cheese
2. Stone Anniversary Celebration Planning
3. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Homebrew for sharing
Foldup chair to sit on
Tasting glasses
Cash for Pizza

2 thoughts on “SBE August Meeting Announcement”

  1. The SBE Beer and Cheese pairing went great! We paired 10 different cheeses with a variety of Alesmith and homebrew beers.

    Special thanks to:

    Peter Zien and Alesmith for hosting the event, providing homemade cheese, and helping with pairing suggestions.

    Mike Johansen for making 3 outstanding varieties of home baked breads (in his outdoor bread oven!). Ciabatta, French Minche, and Spent Grain Bread.

    Gisela Claassen for providing 3 different homemade cheeses (Feta, Blue, and Swiss), as well as providing advice and giving a talk on home cheesemaking.

  2. The following are the pairings that were presented at the meeting:

    Holland Smoked Gouda – Paired with AleSmith Nautical Nut Brown
    Chevre (Banker) – Paired with Paul Sangster’s Schwarzbier
    Curry-Ginger Jack (Peter Zien) Paired with AleSmith Lil’ Devil Belgian Pale Ale
    Humboldt Fog Paired with AleSmith Horny Devil
    Cheddar (Banker) Paired with Chris Banker’s Double IPA
    Blue Cheese (Gisela) Paired with AleSmith Old Numbskull Barleywine
    Swiss-style (Gisela) Paired with AleSmith Wee Heavy
    Le Chatelain Brie Paired with AleSmith Wee Heavy
    Borough Market Cheddar Paired with AleSmith Speedway Stout
    Feta (Gisela) Paired with Chris Banker’s Grapefruit Honey Mead

    More information is available here.