Beer "Sommelier"

Appellation Beer links to this article in the New York Post about Aviram Turgeman, New York's first beer "sommelier." The newly opened Cafe D'Alsace in The Upper East Side has over 100 bottled beers, and Turgeman focuses on pairing beer with food. Turgeman says, "Beer can pair just as well with food as wine. We have the variety and selection here to show people how to do just that."

It's nice to see a restaurant that emphasizes quality beer. Most of the nicer restaurants I've been to in Boston focus on wine, and serve the standard alleged premium
beers (Heineken, Amstel Light, Corona, etc.) with maybe one or two truly good beers thrown in. This is definitely a step in the right direction.

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