Monday, October 8, 2012

Cleveland Beer Week 2012 Giveaway #3 - Culture Yourself

For my 3rd Cleveland Beer Week Giveaway I have 2 tickets to the Culture Yourself event at Great Lakes Brewing on Sunday, October 21 from 6-8pm.

Here is the press release from Cleveland Beer Week about the event: Beer and cheese are an age-old union. Both are fermented products that start originally from grain, one more directly than the other but both dependent on it. 
Join us as 14 top breweries pour beers that have been carefully paired with artisanal cheeses. Learn what cheeses showcase best with popular beer styles and why, including IPA, weisse/wheat, pilsner, imperial IPA, Oktoberfest, Belgian golden and Belgian tripel.  Meet the brewers and cheesemakers, and enjoy this interactive, educational, walk-around tasting event while discovering your favorites and creating some pairings of your own! 
Advance tickets are required at $35/person and include 25 two-ounce beer samples with cheese pairings. All proceeds benefit Malone Scholarship Fund. Must be 21 years of age. No children admitted. Sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company, Heinen's, Bells Brewery and Culture Magazine.  

Featured Breweries:
  • Bell's Brewery: Best Brown Ale, Two Hearted Pale Ale, Oarsman, Midwestner Pale Ale
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company: The Wright Pils, Commodore Perry IPA, Oktoberfest, Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Dortmuner Gold, Burning River Pale Ale
  • The Brew Kettle Production Works: Strangeville Pumpkin Ale, Oktofest Oktoberfest, Old 21 Imperial IPA, White Rajah IPA
  • Hoppin' Frog: Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA, Hoppin' Frog Oktoberfest, Cafe Silk Porter (release date Oct 19!), Barrel-Aged Frogs Hollow Double Pumpkin IPA
  • Indigo Imp: Blonde Bombshell, Jester, Fiend, Dragon
  • Buckeye Brewing: Paw Paw, Spicebush Wheat, Aquarius Imperial IPA, Cleveland Beer Week 2012
  • Market Garden Brewery: Pearl Street Wheat, Market Centennial Extra IPA, Progress Pilsner, Fall Porter
  • Samuel Adams: New World Tripel, Thirteenth Hour Stout, Tasman Red, Norse Legent
  • Goose Island: Matilda, Sofie, Pere Jacques, Pepe Nero
  • North Coast: Le Merle Farmhouse Saison, Old Stock Ale, Red Seal Ale, Brother Theloniuos Belgian Style Abbey Ale
  • Sierra Nevada: Pale Ale, Torpedo IPA, Big Foot Barley Wine, Ovila Dubbel
  • Troeg's: Mad Elf, Troegenator, Java Head Stout, Troegs Pale Ale
  • Lagunitas: IPA, Little Sumpin Sumpin, PILS, Wilco Tango Foxtrot
  • Smuttynose: Finestkind IPA, Old Brown Dog, Robust Porter, Vunderbar Pilsner
Featured Creameries (various selections from each will be featured):

  • Mapleleaf Farms, WI
  • Mackenzie Creamery, OH
  • Rogue Creamery, OR: 
  • Vermont & Cheese Creamery, VT
  • Sartori Cheese, WI
  • Emmi-Roth Kase, WI
  • Cypress Grove, CA
  • Beemster, Holland
  • Beecher's Handmade Cheese, NY
  • St. Angel, France
In addition, learn from cheese experts how they match flavors to beers while you taste these carefully selected pairings:

  • Great Lakes Oktoberfest with Heinen's Surchoix Gruyere
  • The Brew Kettle White Rajah with Heinen's Hand Selected Cheddar
  • Hoppin' Frog Cafe Silk Porter with Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue
  • Indigo Imp Blonde Bombshell with Vermont Creamery Coupole
  • Buckeye Brewing Spicebush Wheat with Mackenzie Creamery Chevre
  • Market Garden Centennial Extra IPA with Sartori SarVecchio Parmesan
  • Samuel Adams New World Tripel with Cypress Grove Midnight Moon
  • Goose Island Matilda with Taleggio
  • Bell's Brewery Best Brown Ale with Beemster Vlaskaas
  • North Coast Le Merle with St. Angel Triple Creme
  • Sierra Nevada Big Foot Barley Wine with Beemster XO
  • Troeg's Mad Elf with Sartori Bellavitano
  • Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin with Beecher's Flagship
  • Smuttynose Vunderbar Pilsner with Cypress Grove Lamb Chopper

And the Winner is....Comment #20 from Scott, Congrats!

There are 3 ways to Enter The Giveaway
1. Leave one comment on this post telling me that you would like to win tickets  and which beer/cheese pairing you are most excited about.

2. Share this post on Facebook by posting this link:
Then come back here and post a comment with your Facebook link.  You can only do this once, and it counts as one entry.

3. Share this on Twitter
I want to win 2 tickets to @ClevelandBeerWk Culture Yourself from @CleFoodandBrews #CraftBeer #CleBeerWk
Then come back here and post a comment with your Twitter link. This will count as one entry. You can do this every single day.  Just make sure to leave a comment each time you tweet!

--You have until Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 9:00am EST to enter.
--The winner will be picked at random using   
--Only comments  with links left on this post will count.  If you tweet, facebook or enter in any other way be sure to leave a comment here telling me you did it with the link to that post.  
--You must leave a SEPARATE comment for each Entry, otherwise your entry will only count once.  
--Winner has 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. 
--Tickets will be emailed to the winner.

Disclosure: For helping to promote CBW, my wife and I are being granted media passes to attend and cover Brewzilla.


  1. I am looking forward to trying a lot of these, but Hoppin' Frog Cafe Silk Porter with Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue stands out to me.

  2. Beer. Cheese. I die.
    I'd love to try Hoppin' Frog Cafe Silk Porter with Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue - I would never think to pair these two and would love for them to prove me wrong.

  3. Tweeted!

  4. I would say I am most excited to try the Buckeye Brewing Spicebush Wheat with Mackenzie Creamery Chevre. Being a hometown guy, I like to support our local micro brews here. What better way to settle into fall besides a nice spice wheat beer paired with some delicious goat cheese. I cannot think of a better way to ring in the fall harvest!

  5. Anything that can stand up to a barleywine has to be special!

  6. shared

    com dot thesmartsweeper at catsweeps

  7. shared!

  8. tweet

  9. Blonde Bombshell by Indigo Imp is one of my favorite local beers, would love that pairing.

  10. Another great event!I'm in!!/pchak

  11. I want to win and try the white rajah pairing.

  12. Commented on Facebook

  13. They all sound awesome, but this pairing would be my first pick.
    Market Garden Centennial Extra IPA with Sartori SarVecchio Parmesan.



  14. I tweeted as @amy91774

  15. I want ALL of the cheese! But fine, I will pick just one - La Merle with the St. Angel triple creme.

    Also, I would like to win. Thanks!

  16. Posted on FB ~

  17. Tweeted!

  18. I'm throwing my hat in the ring
    Bell's Brewery Best Brown Ale with Beemster Vlaskaas is what I'd like to try. Just because I like saying Vlaskaas.

  19. Posted on FB

  20. I tweeted as @Tribechic

  21. I would like to win so I can try this pairing - sounds divine! Hoppin' Frog Cafe Silk Porter with Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue

  22. Oh man... cannot wait to get my taste buds on Hoppin' Frog Cafe Silk Porter. Sounds to be worth the price of admission. Easy reason to want those tix!

  23. Posted the giveaway on my blog's FB page:

  24. And tweeted about the event giveaway @YeastCleveland. Sounds like a truly cultured event!

  25. 10/9 tweet

  26. 10/10 tweet

  27. Tweet Tweet!

  28. Tweeted the giveaway again today, 10/11.



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