So, we would like to reveal what everyone wants to know - why is the Munich Beer Radish called a "Beer" radish?
The Munich Beer radish is a fairly pungent specimen, and therefore it cuts through strong flavors - like beer and cheese - and complements them very well. Here you can see them paired with a Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, some Gouda and Tomme from Balfour Farm, and a hearty, seed-packed loaf from Zu Bakery.
Munich Beer Radishes go well with pretty much any of the cheeses from our local cheesemakers (in addition to Balfour try Winter Hill Farm , Spring Day Creamery, and Swallowtail Farm and Creamery at the Brunswick Winter Market, and Imagine Dairy Farm (through the Market Cafe) and Tourmaline Hill Farm at the Midcoast Winter Farmers' Market).
It is also easy to go gluten-free - thin slices of Munich Beer Radish work perfectly well as crackers on their own! And instead of cheese you could substitute another rich spread, like olive or mushroom tapenade, or roasted red pepper dip.
See Nick, below, demonstrate proper enjoyment of the Munich Beer Radish!