We’ve been working on the idea of bringing gourmet cheese to the pub. We would love your comments on that. We would also like to bring some freshly made breads, made with spent grain to the pub as well. Freshly crafted beer, cheese, and bread… sounds delicious to me. What you say?


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Editor’s Note: Emiliano Lee is the Artisan Market Manager at Farmshop in Los Angeles, California. He also serves as a judge for the American Cheese Society.

One of, if not the most, frequently asked questions I field on the cheese counter is, “What’s your favorite?” To which I almost always reply, “Well, that depends.”

What’s ripe? What’s tasting particularly good at any given moment? What am I in the mood for? What’s the weather like? What am I drinking? Ah, yes, the age-old pairing question.

In the end, it really does boil down to personal taste, but there are certainly some combinations that work better than others.

Many people want to pair wine and cheese, and while I can dance to that, I’m personally more of the…

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Laughing Sun Brewing Company coming to Bismarck!

copper clad 3.5 barrel brewhouse

The brewhouse in it’s Seattle location.

Laughing Sun Brewing Company has been three years in the making.  A 3.5 bbl system was purchased from a BJs Pub in Seattle, WA, October, 2009.  It’s been in the garage ever since.  That’s all about to change!  Laughing Sun Brewing Company has secured a location, and officially filed with the city of Bismarck for a Class O license.  The process will take some time, May 8th is the first city commission meeting, followed by a two-week comment period, and another meeting on May 22nd.  Then comes federal and state licensing, construction, inspections, and more.

We are going to document the process, and give our fans and community a chance to see behind the scenes as the pub gets going.  Let’s hope the ride is smooth…. Cheers mates!