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Mike's Beer Cheese

Mike's Beer Cheese Awesome beer cheese made with Stone Brewing Company's beers. I'm the Creative Director at Stone Brewing Co, as a side hobby for the past 10 years I've been making Mike's Beer Cheese for our annual charity fundraisers.

I'm planning to turn MBChz into a business. In the meantime, you can get it inside the Mac n Beer Cheese at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens.

STILL WANT MBCHZ? How interested would folks be to attend a charity beer and food festival if Mike's Beer Cheese made an...
08/22/2018

STILL WANT MBCHZ? How interested would folks be to attend a charity beer and food festival if Mike's Beer Cheese made an appearance with at least four styles available?

It would highlight around a dozen local breweries and artisan food makers and be somewhere between $49-$59.

This is the first @stonebrewing anniversary I've missed in 20 years (ever). Can't say I'm missing it in the least. Cheer...
08/19/2017
Instagram post by Mike Palmer • Aug 19, 2017 at 3:12pm UTC

This is the first @stonebrewing anniversary I've missed in 20 years (ever). Can't say I'm missing it in the least. Cheers to the remaining Team Stone crew, glad you're doing us proud and raising money for local charities. This event has more meaning and positive impact than anything else Stone does. Your labor is appreciated. #stone21

https://instagram.com/p/BX-t3oDn9op/

2 Likes, 1 Comments - Mike Palmer (@pimpdaddypalmerlarge) on Instagram: “This is the first @stonebrewing anniversary I've missed in 20 years (ever). Can't say I'm missing…”

03/23/2017
Mike's Hop-Cade

Hey folks, from the ashes rises a new hobby of mine. I'd love to have your support to follow and share my new venture with others, please go over and like this new page. Someday down the line I think Mike's Beer Cheese might make a reappearance at a Mike's Hop-Cade event.

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The beer I brewed with Kris Ketcham is tapping this Friday at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station at ...
02/15/2017

The beer I brewed with Kris Ketcham is tapping this Friday at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station at the main bar and in the store for grower fills. It is a send up of a Shirley Temple, a classic non-alcoholic mixed drink made with ginger ale and grenadine (pomegranate syrup). This beer style is a Belgian Triple with ginger and pomegranate weighing in at 8.3%.

In March you'll see it appear at Stone Company Stores around SoCal. There's only 34 kegs, so it will be gone pretty fast. If you get a chance to try it, please leave a review on untappd https://untappd.com/b/stone-brewing-stone-shirley-triple/1952172

Yes, I saw the commercial. Yes, it sounds and looks disgusting. No, I won't be trying it.
11/02/2016
COUPON Brewers Beer Cheese Bacon Burger CarlsJr NP 40

Yes, I saw the commercial. Yes, it sounds and looks disgusting. No, I won't be trying it.

Today, two iconic brands came together with Budweiser Beer Cheese on a Carl's Jr. All Natural burger. Introducing the Budweiser Beer Cheese Bacon Burger with...

10/13/2016

So the genie seems to have left the bottle. I have been laid off, and that's ok. I am filled with optimism and was ready for a life change, and here it is dropped in my lap.

Please settle down any anger you have on my behalf. I seem to be helping my friends parse the steps of coping in lieu of myself. A change in the landscape of Stone's market and a steep line of endeavors have led to some painful and saddening cuts by those at the helm.

I have no animosity, and my 20 year tenure pushed me to learn more about myself, human nature, business and how to perfect what I call the "triple win." The rare convergence of cultivating ideas and initiatives that help the community, inspire fans and make a profit at the same time. That was GK's objective in the first place, and what drew me to Stone. For all that may hate, that is still part of the company I've been a part of for the past 20 years - good luck trying to convince me otherwise. It's those passions that have kept me aboard all these years.

I wouldn't trade anything for all the wonderful times, people and accomplishments I've been fortunate enough to experience. There's an internal term of Team Stone that we adopted over the years. As people have come aboard over the years I've referred to them instead as part of the "Stone Family." I'm honored to have such a large family and want nothing but the best for them.

It's been one crazy ride, and I can't wait to put my knowledge to "triple win" it for others.

This is a poster I created for Saturday that many of you didn't see. It was a bummer to not see Mitch this year since I ...
08/22/2016

This is a poster I created for Saturday that many of you didn't see. It was a bummer to not see Mitch this year since I met him at the 1st anniversary, and saw him at all anniversaries since. Every year he made a point to get by the Beer Cheese booth and get some Napalm, which I served to him personally. The Auld Rauch that Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station is brewing up in his honor will be released next month to support Freedom To Live. Please seek out the brew and raise a glass to a guy who wouldn't let anything get in his way to living life to the fullest.

I've been meaning to post this for a month or two now, but there never seems to be a good time - but, yeah... this is th...
08/18/2016

I've been meaning to post this for a month or two now, but there never seems to be a good time - but, yeah... this is the final year for Mike's Beer Cheese.

I made my first batch 15 years ago and it debuted at the Stone 5th Anniversary Open House Celebration on September 22nd, 2001. It was an instant hit, and became a staple at Stone's anniversaries.

For the past 15 years my friends and I have made over 2 TONS of Mike's Beer Cheese for each Stone anniversary celebration. What's crazier was my friends volunteering to help spread over 300lbs of beer cheese over 15,000 crackers in six hours every year. Through all of this, we made all this cheese for charity with no compensation.

In recent years, the week leading up to the anniversary has been a feat of endurance as I juggle many of the behind the scenes details for Stone's event on top of doing Mike's Beer Cheese. All-nighters are common place and it's a given that I don't get to see my beloved daughters and wife at all during this period. Last night I arrived home after midnight to a sleeping house, and left shortly after 5am to a sleeping house - and this is a large part of what has led to me hanging up the apron for good.

Despite this major effort and strain, the day of the anniversary is something that is beyond fun. I get stuck behind a desk all year and I love getting to talk to all of you, do "the pose", get knucks, hugs and more. I love all of you, and the past 15 years have been awesome. Thanks for all of your excitement that fueled me for so long.

Since you first tried Mike's Beer Cheese in 2001, I've gotten married and have been blessed with two awesome daughters. At this point in my life, my priorities and passion lies with being the best dad and husband I can be (proof is on my instagram account).

So any-who, sorry if I bummed you out. I can tell you that my friends and I whipped up an amazing last batch of beer cheese last night to be served on Friday and Saturday for the Stone 20th Anniversary Celebration. Friday night there will be Napalm Bastard, 20th Hoppy Mustard and 20th Curry Spice. Saturday there's good ole' Classic Garlic, Napalm Bastard, 20th Hoppy Mustard during session A and 20th Curry Spice during session B. All the Saturday beer cheeses will be served by volunteers at the Stone Station #1, aka "20 Taps For 20 Years." As with every year, this is my gift to all of you Stone fans. Please savor the last bite.

Both days I'll be wandering around as an attendee with a beer in hand, hope to run into you so we can raise a glass together.

Cheers,
-Mike

08/01/2016

OK, we're sold out for Saturday tickets at the Stone Brewing 20th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival. If you're going, please note THERE IS NO MIKE'S BEER CHEESE BOOTH! "Wha? But you're serving cheese right?" Yes voice in my head. This year my precious beer cheese will be at four different Stone and Arrogant Brewing booths so you can try it with the beer it's made with. Meanwhile, I'll be walking about with friends and family with a beer in hand. Say "hi" if you run into me.

In the week leading up I'll post up a map marking off where the cheeses are located and what cheeses I've made.

Thanks for supporting the charities. Cheers!

Here's the inside scoop: we're at 29 tickets left for our 20th anniversary celebration on Saturday, August 20th. This ye...
08/01/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival | August 19 & 20, 2016 |

Here's the inside scoop: we're at 29 tickets left for our 20th anniversary celebration on Saturday, August 20th. This year we've reduced the amount of people, got rid of a limit on tasters, added food trucks, brought back Mike's Beer Cheese and have session B go into the cool of the evening. If you don't get tickets soon, you're not going. Http://anniv.stonebrewing.com

Tickets On Sale Now!Friday Night Brewers ReceptionAugust 19 | 6pm-9pmMore Info Buy Tickets Now Tickets On Sale Now!Session BAugust 20More Info & Tickets 5th, 10th, 15th & 20th Anniversary IPAs on Tap Southern California’s Largest Craft Beer Festival Participating Breweries & Beer List No Tabs or Tok...

OK, were down to the last 9% of tickets for Hop-Con. If you don't get them today, don't say I didn't warn you. It's goin...
07/19/2016
Hop-Con 4.0

OK, were down to the last 9% of tickets for Hop-Con. If you don't get them today, don't say I didn't warn you. It's going to be a blast! Say hi if you run into me. Oh, and eat as much w00t cheese as humanly possible.

http://www.stonebrewing.com/hopcon

Liberty Station Brewing Manager (aka Award-Winning Beer Overlord) Kris Ketcham is teaming up with some new friends to make two collaboration beers just for Hop-Con 4.0! They're joined by a reappearance of "It's Pizza Time!" in the form of a Belgian IPA thanks to our Small Batch Team.

I'm going on air on the CW6 at 9am pst to talk about Hop-Con and Beer Cheese. http://www.cw6sandiego.com/watch-now/
07/19/2016
Watch Now - CW6 San Diego

I'm going on air on the CW6 at 9am pst to talk about Hop-Con and Beer Cheese. http://www.cw6sandiego.com/watch-now/

Watch CW6 News live anytime, anywhere WEEKDAYS CW6 News in the Morning Monday-Friday, 5-9 a.m. San Diego Living Monday-Thursday, 9-10 a.m., Friday, 9-9:30 a.m. CW6 News at 4 Monday-Friday, 4-5 p.m. CW6 News at 10 Monday-Friday, 10-11 p.m. WEEKENDS CW6 News in the Morning Saturday-Sunday, 8-10 a.m. C...

08/10/2015

My friends over at Cypress Grove Chevre are serving up free samples of Humboldt Fog, Truffle Tremor and several more of their excellent cheeses all day this Saturday at the anniversary. Hope to see you Beer-Drinking and Cheese-Eating Humanitarians there... anniv.stonebrewing.com

My friends and I have been spreading the Mike's Beer Cheese love all for charity for the Stone Anniversary Celebrations ...
05/01/2015
Stone 19th Anniversary Celebration | August 14th & 15th, 2015

My friends and I have been spreading the Mike's Beer Cheese love all for charity for the Stone Anniversary Celebrations for 14 years straight. Before that I kicked off Home-brewed Sodas for the 4th anniversary, and helped in some capacity for the first three years before that. This year, I'm going to take a break from the cheese and enjoy the awesomeness with all of you with a beer in hand. Rest assured, Mike's Beer Cheese will be returning for the epic Stone 20th Anniversary - and I'll be sharing something new to suit the occasion. In the meantime, hope you'll join me to knock knucks and glassware at the festival...

Stone 19th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival OUR LARGEST ANNUAL CHARITY EVENT 60+ Amazing Craft Breweries HAND-PICKED FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY SEE THE LIST Over $1.8 Million Raised 100% OF PROCEEDS GO TO CHARITY Southern California's Largest Craft Beer Fest SPANNING THREE LEVELS OF…

Thy cup runneth over... Thanks to everyone who came to #stone18 and gave to charity. Final count for beer-chesse-loving ...
08/22/2014
MBChz on Instagram

Thy cup runneth over... Thanks to everyone who came to #stone18 and gave to charity. Final count for beer-chesse-loving donations: $1014 - which manages to fit in one pint glass I handed over to accounting.

After half a decade of making the same cheeses, I decided to make all new ones this year. Hope you love them as much as ...
08/15/2014

After half a decade of making the same cheeses, I decided to make all new ones this year. Hope you love them as much as I do. See you on Saturday! http://www.stonebrewing.com/anniv/

If you still have a tv, be sure to watch at 9:40 for an appearance of Mike's Beer Cheese and possibly some details on ne...
08/11/2014

If you still have a tv, be sure to watch at 9:40 for an appearance of Mike's Beer Cheese and possibly some details on new cheeses coming to the anniversary this Saturday. (hint: bacon)

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I’ve been trying to explain beer cheese to my friends and family in SD. I live in Lexington now. Lol I was curious if anyone out there even knew what it was ☺️