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tastings at BIERKRAFT

ben61820 Oct 2, 2006 05:48 PM

hey, anyone out there been to one of the weekly tuesday night beer and cheese tastings at bierkraft on 5th and Union street in PSlope? i love the store for both their beer and cheese and salumi, but havent had the timing right to get into one of their tastings. love to hear bout one. thanks.

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    gfood Oct 2, 2006 09:43 PM

    I've been to a few. They are great. Worth going to.

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      gnosh Oct 3, 2006 04:43 PM

      Are they actually nice to the customers? I have had so much rude dismissive treatment there, that I always promise myself I won't reward them by returning. But the cheeses are so good (if overpriced) and its right on my traffic pattern so repeatedly break my vow...

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      noodles Oct 3, 2006 02:22 PM

      The tastings are brief and informative, if not a way to get you into the shop. But Richard and Daphne are deeply knowledgeable and do a wonderful job with pairing cheese and beer, along with the great condinments that they sell. Coming from a former Sommelier, they are on point with these lectures.
      Not to be missed if you love atisinal cheese and great brews!!
      Viva Biercraft!

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        ben61820 Oct 5, 2006 05:34 PM

        wow, youve had dismissive treatment there? surprises me - ive always been met with extremely friendly and helpful people there.

        another Q: how do any of you beerpeople feel about AMERICAN on Court Street? compared to bierkraft etc.

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          gnosh Oct 5, 2006 08:00 PM

          Yes. They don't seem to like it if you ask (or rather, if I ask) how much something costs. Also, they don't like kids—even if they're mute and don't touch anything. Good cheese, though.

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          ChowDiva Oct 5, 2006 06:56 PM

          I enjoyed the tasting, though they really just give you enough to wet the palate. Don't expect to leave with a buzz. The guys who hosted the one I went to were really informative and the brews were good.

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            gnosh Oct 5, 2006 07:57 PM


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