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Beer & Food Pairings for General (Dessert)

Beer is as versatile as it is diverse, providing both complementary and contrasting experiences when paired with food. The following menu will help you to explore theses and enhance your enjoyment of beer & food pairing.

Select an item to obtain a list of Beer Style recommendations:



We recommend pairing General (Dessert) with:

  • American Barleywine
  • American Porter
  • American Stout
  • Braggot
  • Eisbock
  • English Porter
  • English Stout
  • Faro
  • Foreign / Export Stout
  • Herbed / Spiced Beer
  • Lambic - Fruit
  • Milk / Sweet Stout
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Pumpkin Ale
  • Russian Imperial Stout
  • Weizenbock
  • Winter Warmer


  • And click on any of the above styles to learn more about them!
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