— Beer and food pairings

Beer and food pairings

The perfect brews to compliment your favorite meals

If someone ordered an ale with their cheese, would that be so wrong? No. It’s all about personal preference after all. Wine always has its place beside any aged, dairy delicacy - or other less moldy edibles - but a perfect lager or ale stand up to any red or white wine when parting food and drink. 

Beer is a great match for food because of the complexity of its flavors, its ability to provide refreshment and to interact with many food flavors. Even before the meal, beer already is doing its work for food pairing as the hops stimulate the appetite. When pairing beer and food, it all comes down to matching the food’s flavors to the flavors of the beers. 

Cheese, sandwiches, pizza

Wine and cheese is a universally-known pair, but what most people may not know is that beer is one of the best matches for cheese. Wine cover up some of the flavors in cheese while the carbonation in beer creates a lighter acidity and lifts the fats in the cheese off the palate. Whether it’s a straight-up cheese platter, pizza, sandwich, goat cheese salad, almost any beer is a go when it comes to cheese. 

Chicken, seafood, pasta

The one rule with dishes like chicken, fish, salads or pastas are that you don’t want to overpower them with a beer. Therefore, lighter is better. A light lager with chicken or fish is perfect. 

Matching food with beer can lift a dish and showcase the complex nature of a really great brew.

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