Beer and Cheese Party

by James Stevenson

Today I am sharing a fun cheese and beer party where I challenged my friends to #ConquerTheDragon by trying Gulden Draak Beer Quadruple 9000. If you love beautiful booze this beer is perfect for you from the stunning bottle to the amazing beer it will take your party to the next level. For this party I decided to make a beer cheese dip with Gulden Draak beer as well as offer my guests a variety of cheeses, meats, and olives to pair perfectly with the beer. I choose to serve this beer because it has several qualities that make it stand out above the rest including the history, the brewing process, and the aggressively smooth taste. Gulden Draak has been brewing since the 1700s and has been brewed using a fusion of traditional and state of the art brewing techniques. See below for more party details and Gulden Draak information:

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About the Beer The Quadruple 9000 is 10.5% ABV and has 3 kinds of malt added in a volume of 4 times the content in lager. This provides this beer with a deep amber color and fruity scent that is reminiscent of a flower bouquet.

What should I eat with this beer? I paired the Quadruple 9000 with a cheese and meat platter that included stuffed olives, green olives, stuffed peppers, supresata, Gorgonzola cheese, and a hard Gouda cheese. In addition I made a homemade beer cheese with the Gulden Draak beer. See recipe below: Homemade Gulden Draak Beer Cheese Ingredients: 1 bottle of Gulden Draak Beer 1 block of cream cheese 8 ounces of shredded sharp cheddar cheese splash of Worcestershire sauce Directions: Pour bottle of Gulden Draak beer into a saucepan and bring to a boil Add cream cheese, sharp cheddar, and Worcestershire sauce Mix ingredients then bake for a crispy top.

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What’s up with the name? The legend says the gilded dragon first featured on the prow of the ship with which the Norwegian king Sigrid Magnusson left on a crusade in 1111. He offered the statue to the emperor of Constantinople (the current Istanbul) to put it on the cupola of the Aya Sophia. Some hundred years later, the Flemish count Baldwin IX had the showpiece transported to our regions. Here, the Norwegian dragon ended up in the hands of Bruges. After the battle on the field of Beverhout in 1382, the inhabitants of Ghent took the dragon as war booty and put it on top of their Belfry. In the Belfry all communal charters were kept. The dragon had to protect these documents and it was also the symbol of the freedom and might of the city. Such an imposing symbol that has lasted for over 6 centuries needs an equally imposing beer. Like the dragon shines at the top of the city, the Gulden Draak is part of the international top of beers. It is a dark triple, which in itself makes it an exceptional beer. But it is the complex taste with hints of caramel, roasted malt and coffee in combination with the creamy hazel head that makes it unique. It is a beer that is worthy of its name. (Reference: Gulden Draak Facebook Page)

Where do I find Gulden Draak Beer? Check out the Gulden Draak Facebook page for more information and zip code locator.

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