Astoria Bier & Cheese

One of my favorite little stops in Queens is right off the N/Q train on Broadway and filled with two of the greatest things in and cheese.  Astoria B&C is both a beer shop and bar; a place to grab a couple of bottles to take home or a quiet environment to enjoy a pint.  The rotating draft list is small but well selected with an array of different beer styles and a significant amount of local brews like this crisp Other Half IPA.

The food menu boasts a lineup of sandwiches that sound absolutely amazing like the Bacon & Blue Grilled Cheese made with Cambozola Black Label Blue, Berkshire Bacon and Vermont Maple Syrup on Raisin Fennel Semolina.

I was just feeling like a snack on my last visit and ordered a small cheese plate and a side of prosciutto.  

The cheese recommendations were spot on as usual and the bartender was great about explaining the elements of each one. I was having such a lovely time I decided to swing over to their brand new location on Ditmers and check out the new digs.  They had the same great selection of beers and cheese, same friendly staff but in a larger space.  Plus I got a KBS which just really made my day.