Favorite Beer and Food Pairings

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by DHS1029, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. maximthegreat

    maximthegreat Savant (280) Illinois Feb 13, 2013

    Speaking of steaks, Revolution brewpub has a fantastic smoked steak that pairs nicely with their porter.
  2. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (365) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Verified

    I heard that Rev's brewpub has some excellent food. I really need to check it out
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  3. ktblue22

    ktblue22 Aficionado (230) Vermont Feb 15, 2013

    I think mine is a smooth, hearty Rye IPA with a Vermont aged cheddar. Perfection to me. What are your favorite pairing(s)?
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  4. InfernoBoss

    InfernoBoss Savant (400) California Apr 7, 2011 Subscriber

    Currently enjoying a Ruthless Rye from Sierra, along with some aged Gouda. I'm of the opinion that beer and cheese make a better pairing than wine and cheese.
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  5. a nice stout/porter with blue cheese and crackers is always good, or an IPA and a BBQ pulled pork sandwich
  6. tweezer159

    tweezer159 Savant (300) Alabama May 2, 2008

    I recently had a Green Flash/Cigar City Candella cedar aged barley wine with a cheese trio plate (bleu, cows milk, I forget the third). Main course Emilese Rauchbier alongside seared duck breast with lindemans peche lambic and apricot reduction, served with braised fennel, and black eyed pea risotto. It took my appreciation of beer/food pairings to a new level.
  7. FBS and, uh, breakfast.
  8. honkduh

    honkduh Savant (325) Oregon Jun 2, 2011

    Any style beer and pizza
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  9. Did somebody say FBS and Breakfast?

  10. also when i went to nyc craft beer festival they had a beer and cheese pairing seminar and this is what i had from murray's cheese along with the beer

    rivers edge up in smoke (pasteurized goat | oregon) paired with lagunitas little sumpin' sumpin' ale
    wsdc dante (pasteurized sheep | wisconsin) paired with victory festbier
    cabot clothbound cheddar (pasteurized cow | vermont) paired with maine beer co. peeper ale
    rogue river blue cheese (raw cow | oregon) paired with founders breakfast stout <----AWESOME COMBO

    this is a great spot in new york they got a nice beer selection too, and this is a list of recommended pairings with different beer styles and cheese

  11. Jake1605

    Jake1605 Initiate (0) Missouri Nov 24, 2009

    Kentucky or Canadian Breakfast Stout with creme brûlée.
  12. Stoutfan23DJ

    Stoutfan23DJ Savant (255) Illinois Jul 10, 2011

    I really love pairing a nice 2-4 year old Gouda with a barley wine like SN Bigfoot and FSW Sucaba. I also like to pair a really sharp white cheddar with a roasty Imperial Stout!
  13. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (425) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

    I had CBS on tap for breakfast with french toast that was pretty good.
  14. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (425) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

    I refuse to pair anything with Vermont cheddar until Vermont apologises for its cheese.
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  15. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (365) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Verified

    CCB Jai Alai goes great with spicy dishes, just as it suggests on the back of the can. I just had one with some spicy homemade tacos the other night and the combination was perfect:

  16. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Champion (795) California Sep 4, 2010 Verified

    I've been setting up tasting dinners for some friends every few weeks which has been a blast. This was the first I did at home with just my fiance and I and unfortunately the only one I got pictures of. The Triple with the Balsamic Chicken Salad was pretty awesome.
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  17. I'm with ya'll...pizza & almost any cotton pickin' beer is heaven.
  18. Green chile and IPA
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  19. Mol

    Mol Aspirant (35) West Virginia Mar 30, 2013

    Spicy pepperoni pizza and Negra Modelo
  20. cambabeer

    cambabeer Advocate (520) Florida Dec 29, 2010 Subscriber

    IPA with any spicy food and you've combined two of the greatest things known to man
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  21. chussein

    chussein Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013

    Cherry pie and Cantillon Kriek 2007 :)
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  22. Saison Dupont, English Stilton, and dried apricots.... good times.
  23. Looks like bone in strips to me.
  24. GreenMtnMike

    GreenMtnMike Aficionado (220) Pennsylvania May 30, 2013 Verified

    Any Aecht Schlenkerla with Snyder's of Hanover sourdough pretzels. So simple and so great.
  25. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (365) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Verified

    Had bison sliders with a Great Lakes Alchemy Hour DIPA tonight. It was very good.
  26. billbeers

    billbeers Savant (320) Pennsylvania Jun 14, 2012

    Beer and pizza for me.
  27. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Savant (405) Connecticut Oct 21, 2009

    Maple walnut cheesecake and Stone Vanilla Bean Smoked Porter. Holy shit this was awesome! My aunt make the cheesecake from scratch so wont have this again probably but the best combo ive ever had by far!
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  28. RandomBattle

    RandomBattle Savant (310) New York Jun 25, 2010 Verified

    I recently discovered that Dubbels go really well with saucy BBQ.
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  29. carrycash

    carrycash Initiate (5) Jun 5, 2013

  30. Irishace9

    Irishace9 Savant (460) Illinois Sep 7, 2012 Verified Subscriber

    Having Salmon with fennel, lemon, jalapeño, and blood oranges paired with HF Double Galaxy. Amazing
  31. iatethecloudsfor

    iatethecloudsfor Savant (455) Vermont Feb 6, 2012 Verified

    How's you do the salmon? Broil? Just put the jalapeños on top or was it marinated? Sounds great
  32. Irishace9

    Irishace9 Savant (460) Illinois Sep 7, 2012 Verified Subscriber

    My wife prepared the dinner, however you can find the recipe in the January issue of Bon Appetit. Yes it was definitely great!
  33. Johnbenco34

    Johnbenco34 Disciple (65) Florida May 16, 2013

    I would recommend going to any place that serves smoked meats. get a smoked pulled pork sandwich and pair it with an abbey ale. I did the abbey ale from ommegang and paired it with a pulled pork bisket sandwich (good stuff)
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  34. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) Alaska May 30, 2011

    Just had a Bacon and Boursin cheeseburger last week along with a SN Ruthless Rye, boy that was absolutely awesome.
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  35. DAShaw

    DAShaw Initiate (10) Ohio Jan 15, 2014

    On a whim I recently tried one of the "Day of The Dead" beers, specifically the porter, ("Pay the Ferryman Porter").
    This has got to be one of the best porters I have every tasted. Great body with a resilient head, the caramel was not overwhelming and there was a wonderfully light chocolate finish.
    You got to try this. Their blond ale was also really good, but the porter kicked ass.
  36. Yes it does, must have at the first opportunity. ^^
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  37. Chinon01

    Chinon01 Savant (475) Pennsylvania Jan 23, 2007

    New Dutch byob (Noord) in Philly which I think is perfect for beer (See menu): http://mobile.dudamobile.com/site/noordphillycom?url=http://www.noordphilly.com/#2726
    And despite the chef/owner's comments (wine lover) this place requires beer not wine. Things like the strong fennel in the salmon soup, the herring, sauerkraut, mustards, I find a very difficult match for just about any wine. Farmhouse ales and sours all day.

  38. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (920) Georgia Feb 12, 2012 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    I love a good IPA with BBQ.

    Like what I've got going on tonight.. Good IPA's, paired with some smoked loin ribs, homemade smoked baked beans, country style garlic green beans cooked to death... Can't beat it. Pairs perfectly.

    A crisp pilsner is pretty damn good too however.
  39. Psychmusic

    Psychmusic Savant (490) Rhode Island Jun 22, 2012 Verified Subscriber

    Last night was actually the first time I made a conscious decision in a pairing, and I thought it turned out well

    On the plate: Pan seared New York Strip with parmesan risotto and a red wine herb pan sauce
    In the glass: Enjoy by 2/14/14

    I liked the nice hop bite to cut through the richness of the steak and risotto, ironically was more of a palate refresher than a palate wrecker.


    lessons learned: dinner lighting is not ideal for pictures
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  40. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (365) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Verified

    Big fan of the Enjoy By... too bad Stone did not distribute the Valentine's Day batch to Illinois this time since they oversaturated us with 12.13.13 which was also great.