Artisan Cheese and Craft Beer Pairing Class

Sunday, May 19 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM [PST]

3650 W Temple ave, Pomona, CA, 91768, United States


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Event Information

Sunday, May 19 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM [PST]

About the Event

Innovation Brew Works at Cal Poly Pomona is hosting a Craft Beer and Artisan Cheese Pairing Class on Sunday, May 19. A cheese expert and a beer expert will lead a lecture guided pairing on craft beer and artisan cheese. During the class, participants will learn how to pair a specific style of beer with artisan cheese. 

There will be a total of 8 different craft beer pairings and 5 artisan kinds of cheese. Join us and learn about what makes a great beer and cheese pairing! 


Pairing 1

•Beer: Chimay Première & IBW Ortiz Orange Witbier

•Cheese: Schnebelhorn (Switzerland)

•Producer: Reto Güntensperger

•Milk Type: Raw Cow’s Milk

•Region: St Gallen, Switzerland

Pairing 2

•Beer: Cellador Ales Saison & IBW Storey’s Stout American Stout 

•Cheese: Fox Glove (USA)

•Producer: Tulip Tree Creamery 

•Milk Type: Pasteurized Cow’s Milk

•Region: Indianapolis, IN

Pairing 3

•Beer: Ritual Brewing Fat Hog barleywine & IBW DIPA

•Cheese: La’Muse Signature Gouda (Netherlands)

•Producer: Fromagerie L’Amuse

•Milk Type: Pasteurized Cow’s Milk

•Region: Westbeemster, Holland

Pairing 4 

•Beer: Lagunitas Secret Agenda Pale Bock Beer 

•Cheese: Brabander (Netherlands)

•Producer: Fromagerie L’Amuse

•Milk Type: Pasteurized Goat’s Milk

•Region: Zijerveld, Holland

Pairing 5

•Beer: IBW Class of ’19 BA Belgian Dark Strong 

•Cheese: West West Blue (USA)

•Producer: Parish Hill Creamery 

•Milk Type: Unpasteurized Cow’s Milk 

•Region: Westminster West, VT


Participants must be 21 years old and older. Please note that class will be maxed out at 24 seats.

Gavin Harper is a beer professional and a Master Cicerone with several years of experience in the brewing industry as a Brewmaster and Brewery Consultant.

Alex Ourieff is a cheese expert and is the owner of Vagabond Cheese Company, a Los Angeles mobile cheese shop that hosts cheese pairing events throughout the year.  Alex is also currently the Sales Manager at Cellador Ales in North Hills, CA.

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About the Organizer

Innovation Brew Works an award-winning brewery located at Cal Poly Pomona. Innovation Brew Works also serves as a learn-by-doing brewery laboratory for students. Follow us on Instagram @ibrewworks.


Event Speakers

Alex Ourieff
Cheese Expert, Sales Manager at Cellador Ales, Former owner of Vagabond Cheese Company