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More than 90 Members and Guests from the Capital Community celebrated the summer last month with an Island Themed HUB event at the newly renovated pool area at Chantilly National Golf and Country Club in Centreville, Virginia.

Tropical sounds of steel drums played in the background while attendees learned how to hula, watched a flame-thrower perform, and sip on cocktails before casting their ballots in the Island Cocktail competition. Congrats to all of the Employee Partners who played a role in making the event such a success, showed your creativity with the table decorations and provided a fun atmosphere for the Members and Guests to enjoy.

And special kudos to The City Club of Washington for the winning “Painkiller” cocktail, which earned the club the coveted Coconut Trophy.

House of Castello cheese and craft beer tasting events at our Clubs are far from your average tasting.

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Since Castello recently began expanding and offering different cheese flavors and types, they decided to partner with ClubCorp and host gourmet tastings at various Clubs across the nation.

The University Club Atop Symphony Towers in San Diego recently hosted a fabulous pairing of craft beer and cheese on September 20, 2012.

Upon their arrival at The Club, Members and guests were given a take-home tasting glass from the Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, Calif. to fully enjoy and remember the experience.

At each of the eight tables, attendees were first able to taste the cheese in its’ natural state and then prepared as an hors d’oeuvre, perfectly paired with a select craft beer.

Spanning the entire length of the Laureate Ballroom, eight perfectly-paired cheese and beer stations offered intriguing flavors such as Castello wild garlic havarti deep-fried macaroni and cheese, which was paired with the San Diego area’s own Iron Fist Brewing Company's Renegade Blonde. Another favorite pairing was the Castello soft blue and port poached cherry crostini with Lost Abbey Red Barn Farmhouse Ale, another local San Diego craft beer company.

Helping to coordinate the pairings was Matt Simpson, craft beer consultant and owner of The Beer Sommelier. He is pictured above with attendees of the Symphony Towers event.

After guests visited all of the stations, each guest was able to take home a House of Castello gift bag full of cheeses, recipes, coupons and other gifts.

Don't miss out on these upcoming Castello events near you:

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