To continue on why we LOVE Austin, we decided to learn more about pairing cheese and beer. My friend Josh Hare began Hops and Grain a few years ago, and I've been so proud of how he's grown his company! With beer named after his dogs and favorite areas of Austin, its easy to see the heart behind this company.
To start our beer and cheese pairings, we went to Josephine House and picked up one of their cheese plates (on our own Monaco Gold of course!) Their knowledgeable staff steered us toward cheeses that were mild, but with tones of citrus, berries, and nuts that would complement Josh's beers.
After that we met up with Josh to talk about beer, business, and his beloved dogs. One of my favorite things he mentioned was that the goal of his company was to be accessible. Because who doesn't love beer?
If you go by Hops and Grain tell them Darbie sent ya! OH and check out his Instagram feed @hopsandjosh he just finished a 1400 MILE ride from Austin to Colorado!!