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Favorite Beer and Food Combo

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by JimmyGillingham, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. So, although this was inspired by the beer v. wine thread, I dont want it to devolve into that. I am not as familiar with beer and food pairings as I am with wine and food. So, I am curious, what is your favorite beer and food pairing. This can either be style or specific beer.
  2. TypsiYpsi

    TypsiYpsi Savant (420) Michigan Jul 27, 2012 Verified

    Pizza and a good IPA. Founders Centennial or Harvest Ale when in season.
  3. So, IPA with pizza. What is a good bbq beer?
  4. buddha5050

    buddha5050 Savant (370) Michigan Sep 27, 2012

    This time of year Troegs Mad Elf would be excellent, Chimay Grand Reserve (blue), a good smoked porter goes well wit bbq also...Cheers!!!
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  5. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

  6. Belgian quad (the reverend) with duck confit
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  7. buddha5050

    buddha5050 Savant (370) Michigan Sep 27, 2012

  8. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    it's all good. this will probably get moved into that one i linked.

    is that a bottle of pappy i spy with my eye?
  9. Sure is. Good eye!
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  10. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (670) Illinois Nov 10, 2012 Verified

    GI BCS and a good Italian cheese and sausage thin crust.
  11. elNopalero

    elNopalero Advocate (685) Texas Oct 14, 2009

    Beer + nachos! Beer + pizza!

    ...yes, vague but somehow they always work, no matter the beer it seems. At least, the beers I'd pair with food. (Aside from sours. Those seem to always work best with salads and pasta dishes.)
  12. Scalzo

    Scalzo Savant (435) Illinois Feb 27, 2012 Verified

    Zombie Dust/Alpha King/Gumballhead and Pizza
  13. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Advocate (600) Washington Mar 9, 2008 Verified

    There are just too many to mention, so I'll post my most recent favorite: Deschutes The Abyss and Molly Moon Stumptown Coffee ice cream.
  14. Hopopotamus53

    Hopopotamus53 Aficionado (185) Illinois May 16, 2011 Verified

    KBS and chocolate chip cookies! BAM! do it!
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  15. Chinon01

    Chinon01 Savant (475) Pennsylvania Jan 23, 2007

    Chicken livers w/ bacon and a glass of Saison.
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  16. I love Scotch Ale with duck confit. Saison Dupont and old Parmesan is also wonderful.
  17. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Savant (250) Virginia May 3, 2012

    Currently drinking a 2012 Bigfoot and munching on some aged gouda, it seems to go quite well together. But then again aged gouda always seems to go quite well with something, and really so does Bigfoot.
  18. strohme2

    strohme2 Advocate (575) Michigan Nov 3, 2007 Verified

    I love a cold SNPA on a hot summer's day with a burger off the grill. Perfect
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  19. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,230) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Verified

    This will not sound right to most, but I really like a stout with pepperoni pizza. Something about the roasty taste and the spicy pepperoni I really enjoy.
  20. lookrider

    lookrider Advocate (510) Pennsylvania Apr 22, 2007 Verified

    I have found that a nice Belgian strong dark ale goes great with some Pennsylvania Dutch home cooking. For example, tonight I'm going to have a Unibroue Trois Pistoles with some chicken pot pie. Deelish
  21. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Savant (430) Vermont Sep 25, 2010 Verified

    I love Trois Pistoles, it goes great with a lot, but my favorite would be making carbonnade a la flamade with a bsda and drinking the same beer while I enjoy the stew (Trois is perfect and won't break the bank).
  22. lookrider

    lookrider Advocate (510) Pennsylvania Apr 22, 2007 Verified

    Ok, now you've got my mouth watering
  23. dperga

    dperga Zealot (85) California Apr 10, 2010

    Blacken chicken sandwich with a nice ipa. Can't go wrong
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  24. dazedandconfused

    dazedandconfused Savant (450) New Jersey Dec 11, 2008 Verified

    Old Rasputin and rack of lamb with mint jelly. Would eat it everyday if I could.
  25. Last night's: Dogfish Head Birra Etrusca alongside my homemade porchetta (wrapped in pancetta). Pasta course was homemade gnocchi tossed in a simple sauce of plum tomatoes, green olives and smoked mozzarella. Beyond kick ass.
  26. Oysters and Gueuze, Smoked brisket or smoked shortrib with a good scotch ale, Chocolate Fudge with sea salt and bourbon barrel aged stout
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  27. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Advocate (520) Colorado Feb 28, 2012 Verified

    This. I also love a good coffee stout with piles of French toast.
  28. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) Alaska May 30, 2011

    Call me weird, but Rogue's Chipotle ale with chocolate cake is very good at least for me.
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  29. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Savant (380) Texas Nov 7, 2011

    A real good meaty pizza and a fresh crisp IPA is hard to beat. I do like pairing chocolate with chocolate souts a lot too.
  30. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,160) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Verified

    Stuffed salmon, baked potato, asparagus, and a Dark Truth stout.

  31. A couple days ago I had a grilled Italian sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions and was pleasantly surprised at how well Brooklyn Brown Ale went with it.
  32. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poobah (1,140) Maine Sep 17, 2005 Verified

    Pretty much any beer with any food.
    I've never been very good at beer/food pairings. I cook a meal and pull out a beer to drink with it. I don't spend time thinking what beer goes with what food. The possibilities are virtually endless.
    Enjoy the food and enjoy the beer!
  33. cbartow

    cbartow Aficionado (100) New York May 10, 2011

    First one that comes to mind...... caramelized bananas, vanilla ice cream and Rogue's John John Hazelnut. The right pairings completely change one's perspective