Favorite Beer and Food Combo

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

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  1. JimmyGillingham

    JimmyGillingham Initiate (132) Sep 21, 2012 Illinois
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    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 Disciple (337) Jul 27, 2012 Michigan
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    Pizza and a good IPA. Founders Centennial or Harvest Ale when in season.
     
  3. JimmyGillingham

    JimmyGillingham Initiate (132) Sep 21, 2012 Illinois
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    So, IPA with pizza. What is a good bbq beer?
     
  4. buddha5050

    buddha5050 Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2012 Michigan

    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. edproctor

    edproctor Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2011 California

    Belgian quad (the reverend) with duck confit
     
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  6. JimmyGillingham

    JimmyGillingham Initiate (132) Sep 21, 2012 Illinois
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  7. buddha5050

    buddha5050 Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2012 Michigan

  8. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2011 Illinois


    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. JimmyGillingham

    JimmyGillingham Initiate (132) Sep 21, 2012 Illinois
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    Sure is. Good eye!
     
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  10. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (712) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    GI BCS and a good Italian cheese and sausage thin crust.
     
  11. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,545) Oct 14, 2009 Texas
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    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 Aspirant (244) Feb 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Zombie Dust/Alpha King/Gumballhead and Pizza
     
  13. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (513) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    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 Initiate (161) May 16, 2011 Illinois
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    KBS and chocolate chip cookies! BAM! do it!
     
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  15. Chinon01

    Chinon01 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Chicken livers w/ bacon and a glass of Saison.
     
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  16. bigsilky

    bigsilky Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2005 South Carolina

    I love Scotch Ale with duck confit. Saison Dupont and old Parmesan is also wonderful.
     
  17. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Initiate (70) May 3, 2012 Virginia

    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 Crusader (727) Nov 3, 2007 Michigan
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    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 Poo-Bah (2,281) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    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 Zealot (595) Apr 22, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    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 Aspirant (233) Sep 25, 2010 Vermont
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    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 Zealot (595) Apr 22, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Ok, now you've got my mouth watering
     
  23. dperga

    dperga Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2010 California

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

    dazedandconfused Aspirant (253) Dec 11, 2008 New Jersey
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    Old Rasputin and rack of lamb with mint jelly. Would eat it everyday if I could.
     
  25. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    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. b33rknuts

    b33rknuts Initiate (37) Feb 2, 2011 Minnesota

    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 Aspirant (229) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    This. I also love a good coffee stout with piles of French toast.
     
  28. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska

    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 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Texas

    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 Poo-Bah (1,509) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Stuffed salmon, baked potato, asparagus, and a Dark Truth stout.

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  31. Cdax

    Cdax Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 Pennsylvania

    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 Poo-Bah (3,672) Sep 17, 2005 Maine
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    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 Initiate (0) May 10, 2011 New York

    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
     
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