When pairing our cheesecake with other foods, drinks and flavors, we always have to take into consideration the boldness of flavor in some of our cakes, as well as the delicateness of others. Spearheaded by the Head Brewer of Milwaukee Brewing Co., Robert Morton, this pairing between their beer and our cheesecake will show you how the subtle flavors of certain beers pair perfectly with specific cheesecakes, as well as showcasing how big, bold beers pair fantastically with decadent cheesecake profiles, striking a rich, masterful balance. So, grab a beer and a slice of cheesecake and let’s dive into these pairings that are straight from Robert of Milwaukee Brewing Company, who was a certified and seasoned chef before he dove into the brewing world.
New York Style Cheesecake & O-Gii Imperial Belgian Wit
This classic New York Style Cheesecake tames this monster of a spiced Belgian Wit from the Milwaukee Brewing Company. The sweet orange peel, coriander, and chamomile in the O-Gii Wit are a perfect complement to the lemon and vanilla cream notes of the cheesecake.
Waffle Cone Caramel Cheesecake & Weekend at Louie’s Amber Ale
The Weekend at Louie’s, with its commanding blueberry background and caramel malt base is the ideal companion to this complex cheesecake. This lighter bodied beer doesn’t overwhelm, but compliments, the cake’s chocolate, caramel, and graham cracker components.
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake & Hop Happy IPA
The complex citrus and spice character of this aromatic IPA flawlessly melds with the sweet raspberry cream flavor of this cheesecake. An unexpected power duo of flavor.
Chocolate Caramel pecan Cheesecake & Sheepshead Stout
Two likeminded individuals join together to make a great team. The roasted, dark chocolate malt character of this classic stout perfectly mirrors the rich chocolate and caramel of this cheesecake.
Filled Turtle Cheesecake & Hop Freak IPA
This combination of a full bodied hoppy IPA and a sweet caramel filled cheesecake may seem at odds until you try it. The citrus, mango, and mint hop character supported by the toffee like malt foundation pair so well with the Belgian chocolate, salty pecans, and caramel of the cheesecake, you will gain a new appreciation for beer as a dessert. Two very complex products make for a taste explosion.
Belgian White Chocolate Enrobed New York Style Cheesecake & Citrus Happy IPA
The Citrus Happy IPA from Milwaukee Brewing Co. is a veritable taste explosion. This West Coast Style IPA has a big citrus flavor balanced by a light malt character and subtle Centennial hop aroma. This IPA is a perfect compliment to the sweet white chocolate and the lemon and vanilla notes of the cheesecake.
Belgian White Chocolate Enrobed Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake & Outboard Cream Ale
This very approachable golden ale is subtle enough to bring out the delicate strawberry tapestry of this cheesecake. A very light and simple combination.
Belgian Milk Chocolate Enrobed Caramel Turtle Cheesecake & Louie’s Demise Amber Ale
A truly complimentary combination. The sweet and earthy caramel and roasted malt character of Milwaukee Brewing Company’s flagship beer highlights the caramel and salted pecans in this cheesecake. A better combination could not be had.