This is a continuation of a blog about the Shore Craft Beer Talk and Tasting held at the Clarion Fountainebleu in early 2016.
Yes, it is a mouthful, but more than that there’s a behind the scenes story. Because of the wonderfullest mixup of the day there were too many candies walnuts. That meant I pretty much got to eat the specially-prepared confection (conceived by Joe, the head brewer with his own two hands) throughout the evening. They were spectacular. So was the combination. The brie was a sweetness anchor, keeping the sweetness of the beer and the syrup and candied walnuts in check. The cheese had been baked, which brought out its flavors all the more and made it a perfect backdrop for the dessert beer of the evening.
I feel like this would pair well with even more sweet stuff, some dark chocolate to provide a base for all the sweet stuff maybe.