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  • Beer Tasting and Pairing with Food & Wine Writer and Certified Cicerone Ethan Fixell: In New York, New York (1)

    Ethan Fixell

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    Beer Tasting and Pairing with Food & Wine Writer and Certified Cicerone Ethan Fixell

    Renowned beer writer and Certified Cicerone Ethan Fixell leads a guided tasting tour and pairing of food and beer — ranging from clean, crisp lagers to big, boozy imperial stouts.

    New York, New York

    2-20 people

    2-20 people

    2 hours

    US$300/person Total US$600

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      The Experience

      Take an American craft beer tour with Ethan Fixell, writer for Food & Wine, Men's Journal, Vanity Fair, Salon, and many other national publications. Fixell, a former full-time comedian, turned to writing about beer, wine, and spirits after touring took him all over the world for nearly eight years. Now he is a Certified Cicerone who educates students in New York City at Astor Center, the Institute of Culinary Education, and many other institutions throughout the U.S.

      In this two-hour guided tasting, you'll learn about beer production and the differences between major styles. Most importantly, you will discover how to properly pair these brews with a various array of delicious gourmet foods.

      Having visited over 200 breweries in the United States, Fixell will not only explore flavor profiles — he can give special insight to each brand's story from a personal perspective.

      Travel Fee (in addition to experience price)

      Regional (Between 6.50 and 30.90 miles outside of 10016): US$400
      National (Greater than 30.90 miles from 10016): US$800


      • Pricing is $300 for the first two people, and $50 for each additional person
      • Guided nosing and tasting of 6 different beer styles with food pairings
      • Paired foods included — featuring Eli Zabar's bread, Murray's Cheese, Jacques Torres Chocolate and more
      • Tastings will include:
        • German Pilsner
        • American Pale Ale
        • India Pale Ale, also known as IPA
        • Brown Ale / Mild or Bitter / Brown Porter
        • Sour (e.g. American wild ale, Lambic, Gose, Flemish Red, etc.)
        • Imperial Stout
      • Customers are responsible for purchasing the beers listed. Substitutions (by request) are permitted
      • Experience provided in English (US)

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