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What Is Your Favorite Beer and Food Pairing?

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by JuniperJesus, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. chocosushi

    chocosushi Savant (450) Oklahoma May 1, 2011

    Aged cheddar & almost any beer!

    Oh, & This with anything if it's on tap:
  2. TrentFox

    TrentFox Disciple (55) Sep 27, 2012

    I just got some Great Lakes Christmas, and will certainly try it! I love a nice rich saison with Thai curry.
  4. Adamshmadam

    Adamshmadam Aspirant (45) Georgia Jul 8, 2012

    IPAs and greasy food. The carbonation and clean bitterness cuts through the grease in a very good way for me. I personally like veggie burgers and fries with a IPA.
  5. C&B Stilton and a properly cellared JW lees harvest ale (1999 comes to mind).
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  6. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Champion (770) Florida Feb 16, 2012

    Paired Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial with some pork and sauerkraut roasted together with tomato sauce (not sure the exact recipe, the wife made it). Quite a nice couple layers of sourness with the sweetness of stewed tomatoes balancing things out.

    Plan on pairing some Old Numbskull with cheddar, asiago, and goat cheeses tomorrow to see which I like best.
  7. Nutwood

    Nutwood Savant (405) Kentucky Jun 30, 2012

    A while back I had somebody make me an off-menu pizza: beer cheese base, with feta, onions, and spiked sausage. Washed it down with Rodenbach Grand Cru, it was pretty close the heaven.
  8. schmoilito

    schmoilito Aspirant (45) May 16, 2012

    A bacon cheese burger and a strong IPA. Tangentially related, what one of the best things I've ever eaten was the sweet potato tots smothered in pork green chili appetizer at the Avery Tap House. I don't see it on the menu now, unfortunately.
  9. Literally exactly what I was going to recommend. JW Lees Harvard Ale, particularly the Port-barrel aged one, and Colston Basset Stilton, was probably one of the most orgasm-inducing culinary experiences ever.
  10. Beer pairs very well with cheese, in my opinion better than wine does (though I say wine pairs better with food in general). The combinations are endless. Taleggio with strong Belgian darks is a go to, as well as malty ambers with fontina, cheddars with brown ales, all great.

    I once had mushroom risotto and duck confit with 3 Monts Flanders golden ale. Was great.
  11. My wife and I have what we call "country dinner." This excellent meal consists of a selection of cheeses, including a sharp, aged cheddar, a super-soft brie or something similar, some Maytag Blue, and maybe a chevre, a bulb of roasted garlic, a sliced apple, a baguette, fine whole wheat crackers, and a couple of handfuls of almonds.

    I usually pair this dinner with Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard, sometimes a Quad.

  12. Jordantb313

    Jordantb313 Savant (265) Colorado Dec 19, 2012

    Steamed mussels and Ayinger Brau-Weisse
  13. Gueze and funky blue cheese! Yes please.
  14. A very stinky, gnarly blue cheese with an Imperial Stout.
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  15. bdz

    bdz Disciple (50) Florida Mar 29, 2012

    Something kinda of off-the-wall but I loved a little bit of Ghost Face Killah with Alfredo Pasta. Thick and creamy pasta complimented with spicy habanero was interesting.
  16. Plenum

    Plenum Aficionado (225) New Jersey Apr 29, 2009

    Cantillon Cuvee des Champions and a runny epoisses
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  17. rogue double dead guy and salmon, with asparagus and wild rice....brilliant stuff
  18. dianimal

    dianimal Advocate (540) California Apr 18, 2012

    I was drinking a Black Butte porter last night and for some reason chugged the last bit of my son's orange juice. It tasted great!
  19. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    Black Butte has a lot of chocolate flavor in the back note for me. I love the taste of chocolate & orange together. You should look for the Irish cookie named Jaffa Cakes. It's a wafer with orange jam and covered in chocolate. Yum!

    A gooey, grilled cheese sandwich is my comfort food and lately I've been pairing it with Revolution's Eugene Porter. The sharpness of the cheddar just works really well with the roast coffee and milk chocolate in the porter.
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  20. I have a couple that really stood out to me.
    Chocolate chip cookies w/Sam Adams Wee Heavy, the mild smokiness in the Wee Heavy really went well with the sweetness of the chocolate.
    Nugget Nectar with a 5 yr aged gouda, wow was that special! The cheese really brought out the pineapple qualities in the Nectar. One of my new favorites for sure!
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  21. I've done many beer pairings, and, to this day, I have never personally had a better pairing than Kasteel Rouge and Mixed Berry Pie!
  22. Dogfish Head Etrusca Bronze and goat cheese with pita chips. I think I'd prefer honey, plain, or apple goat cheese (got it at Trader Joes its awesome). Girlfriend and I used this in NJ when preparing our dinner on date night. It was a great way to start it.
  23. Harnkus

    Harnkus Savant (395) New York Oct 31, 2013

    I love marzens with pizza. IPAs with spicy wings. Barleywines with carrot cake. Rauchbier with soft pretzels or cheese soup. Brown ales with meat pies.
  24. Jennifer22

    Jennifer22 Disciple (60) Sep 12, 2012

    Duchesse de Bourgogne (ale) pairs well with almost every burger I've ever had in my life.
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  25. Jaap

    Jaap Aficionado (180) Washington Sep 21, 2012

    Smokey beer and BBQ.

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  26. These all sound so awesome! Here's my absolute favorite pairing:
    Garlicky, Herbs d' Provence roasted chicken and a Mediterranean salad ( tomato, cucumber, sheep's milk feta, Kalamatas, red onion, fresh oregano) with a big hunk of garlic bread and a nice, funky Saison like Foret.
    Close runner up: while grilling outside last summer and drinking Russian River's Temptation, I had some sweet watermelon and OMG! what a great combo!
  27. Old Stock Ale with Dutch Waag cheese.
  28. Dunno if it's a favorite pairing, but recently shared some Belgian pales (Orval, North coast Pranqster, Ommegang Gnomegang, NEBCO 668, GI Matilda) along with some Chinese takeout; went really well together imo.
  29. Victory at Sea and peanut butter M&Ms. What can I say, I'm classy.
  30. Swaino

    Swaino Aficionado (245) New York Dec 24, 2013

    Ok, need some help,

    Pairing pancetta cups with goat cheese, a slice of pear and drizzled with honey. Need a beer to pair with that.

    Any feedback would be great!