On December 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. Andaz San Diego will host its final Andaz Salon event of 2012: Malts, Hops and Curds, a craft beer and artisanal cheese pairing event held in Andaz’ Ivy Wine Bar. This event intends to expose San Diegans to two much-loved local companies: Green Flash Brewing Co. and Venissimo Cheese.
Guests will have the opportunity to sample at least six different beer and cheese pairings, chosen to complement one another, throughout the course of the evening. Representatives from both Green Flash Brewing Co. and Venissimo Cheese will be present to speak about the tastings and educate guests on San Diego’s most popular local craft beers and artisanal cheeses.
Green Flash Brewing Co., founded in San Diego in 2002 by former pub owners Mike and Lisa Hinkley, has made a name for itself by developing award-winning beers that share modern twists on traditional styles. Specializing in brewing assertive and distinctive “hybrid” beers, Green Flash’s most popular beer to date is its West Coast I.P.A. The brewery also partakes in creating seasonal, collaborative and barrel-aged beers.
Venissimo Cheese, founded by Gina and Roger Freize in San Diego in 2003, carved its way into the San Diego scene with a wide assortment of artisan cheeses for sale. Today, the company has expanded to four locations in and around San Diego, and has had nearly 2,000 cheeses pass through its stores, making it a favorite for fromage-minded locals.
Andaz Salon is a series of dedicated events held at esteemed Andaz hotels across the nation, including Andaz San Diego. These occasions, sought after by each city’s most influential residents, offer opportunities for locals and visitors to engage in unique social experiences under the guidance of knowledgeable event hosts. From fine art exhibits to sushi and sake immersions, and local musical acts to informative culinary demonstrations, guests of Andaz Salon events experience the local scene through the eyes of leading cultural arbiters.
Tickets to this Andaz Salon event are $25 and are available for purchase at www.ticketdriver.com/Andaz/buy/tickets. At the close of the event, guests are invited to stay for a complimentary experience at Ivy Nightclub, opening at 9 p.m.