A cheese is a big deal in the beer world.
But what if it had some other amazing ingredients?
That’s the goal of the Genesees Cheese & Beer Fest.
The Geneses Cheese & Brewing Festival, which will take place at the brewery in Genesée, Wisconsin, will feature dozens of breweries and brewpubs, as well as a few food trucks, a craft beer and cheese truck, and a “pickle art exhibit.”
The festival will also feature cheese-themed events, like cheese-powered paintball, a cheese-inspired ice cream truck, a pickle beer truck, cheese-infused beer, cheese sculptures, and cheese sculptures made by a “geneticist” named Sam Kieffer.
Kieffer is the man behind the “Genesee Pickle,” a beer-inspired pickle, which has become a viral sensation on social media.
Keeffer, a Wisconsin native, is best known for the “genesie pickle,” which is a beer infused with pickles.
The beer has become something of a cult favorite in the state, with many Genesecks fans sharing photos of their pickles at GeneseBrews and sharing the hashtag #genesefork.
In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Kiefer explained the pickle as an experiment in beer-making.
“We were going to try to figure out what we could use the genetics of the pickles to make,” he told Wisconsin Public.
“That’s what the Genesié Pickle is all about.
You can’t make it in a barrel and say, ‘Oh, we’re gonna make this beer,'” he said.”
The Genesiè Pickle” was made using a mash that was harvested from a single plant, which he says resulted in a beer that was “just the right amount of fruity.”
The beer was named after the Genesean city of Genes, which is located in the north of France, and was brewed in honor of Genesië, the “Pickle of the Year.”
The Genesea Cheese & Brewpub is holding the beer festival in order to promote the brewery’s new cheese, Genesea Pickle.
“You’re looking at a Genesean pickle that was fermented and fermented and aged and it’s just really, really tasty,” Genesa Brewing Co. co-founder Michael Wigley told the Wisconsin Public radio station.
“And there’s a cheese on top of it that is, you know, the perfect blend of flavor.”
A Cheese-Inspired PickleThe beer festival, which was organized by Genesès Cheese & Brewery, is the brainchild of former Wisconsin State Rep. Michael Wrigley, who said he had always wanted to make beer with cheese.
“When I was a kid growing up in Wisconsin, I was always fascinated by cheese, and I always wanted cheese to be a part of the culture,” he said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“My mom always said, ‘You can never make cheese without cheese, but you can make cheese that is more like cheese.'”
Wrigley eventually began thinking about making beer with Genesese cheese, which “is a good thing,” he says.
“Genesië was my first taste of cheese, so I wanted to create a cheese beer that I thought would appeal to the cheese-lover in me.
So, I made Genescee Pickle, a beer I wanted everyone to enjoy.”
The beer is being brewed with Genesiée Pickle Cheese, which comes from the Genèsean city that is located near the French border.
Kieffert says the Genesa Pickle has the best acidity of any pickle in the world.
“It’s kind of the most perfect cheese,” he explained.
“It’s a little bit of everything, but it’s still just Genesé, the Genésée.”
Genesesea, which translates to “The Pickle of God,” is an area of France.
Its famous for its cheese and pickles, which are also known as “bordeaux.”
The brewery is hoping the Genesan Pickle will give Genesee the same cheese flavor as the Genesses Pickle and that it will “bring a new level of authenticity” to the beer.