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Saturday, April 28, 2012


SAN DIEGO SIZZLES—What is extremely tasty about San Diego County’s love affair with all things craft beer is the fact so many brewpubs and restaurants are jumping on board by creating amazing adventures in pairing local cuisine with remarkable local craft beers.
For example, this Sunday Cueva Bar, an energetic neighborhood restaurant with a gregarious crew led by chef/owner Oz Blackaller, is hosting “Artisan Cheese and Craft Beer Pairing, featuring cheese from local shop Venissimo in Mission Hills.
The pairing is a co-op between Cueva Bar, Venissimo and Eric Barajas from tasting event planners BeerNerdz.
First seating is sold out, but according to (this blog’s source for all things craft beer) there is space still available for the 6 to 7:30 pm seating.
--Green Flash’s Saison Diego with Humboldt Fog goat cheese
--Alpine Beer Co & New Belgium Brewing Co.’s recent collaboration Gouden Vallei that’s paired with a homemade house cheese.
--Ballast Point’s Sculpin IPA with Barbers Cheddar
--Alesmiths Old Numbskull Barleywine with a collection of four different cheeses.
Price: $40 per person.
Cueva Bar, 2123 Adams Avenue (University Heights), San Diego CA 92116, 619-6612 & Email:
--Cueva Bar:
Image caption: BeerNerdz Eric Barajas (left) with Cueva Bar’s Oz Blackaller.
News and image courtesy of West Coaster,
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