Pastoral is having a blast with the myriad of events around the city for Chicago Craft Beer Week. We even revamped our beer selection for the occasion! We have brought in several new beers with the intention of further showcasing the broad spectrum of beer styles as they relate to pairing with our broad spectrum of cheese, chocolate, and charcuterie offerings.
Monschof Scwarzbier and Camembert
Brewery: Kulmbacher Brauerei
Style: Schwarzbier (Black Lager)
Region: Kulmbach, Germany
This pairing features easily the least-utilized beer style in regard to pairings with food. Rich smoke and coffee notes held in a refreshing and light lager body. Black Lagers have sensational ability to pair with triple crèmes as well as firmer and richer cheeses without fear of overpowering the cheese. Try this with a camembert-style and be surprised just how many earthy notes lie in the background of a cheese we generally associated with just richness.