This is a continuation of a blog about the Shore Craft Beer Talk and Tasting held at the Clarion Fountainebleu in early 2016.

Eric Camper, the head brewer at Tall Tales, has been hard at work re-imagining the Paul Bunyan Strong Ale for wider distribution and hit upon the right combination between the beer and the cheese. OK He didn’t choose the cheese, but Roquefort still was a solid choice.  Now, if you are saying to yourself, “That sounds like a lot of blue cheese in an evening,” I think you and I have different definitions of “a lot.”

Roquefort is a blue goat cheese and its mellow flavor kind of brought out the beers warmth. I wanted to say “warmth?” but not because I didn’t know how to spell it, or because it wasn’t quite the correct word, but sometimes adding a question mark softens an idea. I like not using elastic words when describing beer but this one fits and therefore has to go.

I feel like this would be a good combination with some fruit, maybe after lunch as a mid-afternoon snack which, by the way, you totally deserve if you don’t already treat yourself to one.

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Tony Russo
Author: Tony Russo

Tony Russo has worked as a print and digital journalist for the better part of the 21st century, writing for and editing regional weeklies and dailies before joining the team that produces and among other destination websites. In addition to having documented everything from zoning changes to art movements on the Delmarva Peninsula, Tony has written two books on beer for the History Press. Eastern Shore Beer was published in 2014 and Delaware Beer in 2016. He lives in Delmar, Md. with his wife Kelly and the only of his four daughters who hasn't moved out. Together they keep their two dogs comfortable.

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