Posts tagged: mushrooms

Some Puccini with that pilsner?

SAN FRANCISCO – I met my twin sister in the confessional at the Irish Bank bar yesterday, where she and her Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Oregon, clients were meeting with beer-interested Bay area press. I snuck away from the Opera to be regaled by Larry the Brewmaster with tales of hops, brewery waste processes, Alaskan fishing, and anticipation of a late fall stout. As I slowly slid down the hard wooden bench (packing five or six people in a space originally meant for only a priest and a guilty parishioner isn’t recommended) the question of pairing beers with wild mushrooms came up—this apparently being a peak year for wild mushrooms. I began to wonder about beer pairings with a higher form of culture (and my place of employment). Could beer and opera form a match made in heaven? Read more »