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Favorite Beer and Food Combo

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

  1. JimmyGillingham

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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

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    Pizza and a good IPA. Founders Centennial or Harvest Ale when in season.
     
  3. JimmyGillingham

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    So, IPA with pizza. What is a good bbq beer?
     
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    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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    Belgian quad (the reverend) with duck confit
     
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  7. JimmyGillingham

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    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?
     
  10. JimmyGillingham

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    Sure is. Good eye!
     
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    GI BCS and a good Italian cheese and sausage thin crust.
     
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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.)
     
  13. Scalzo

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    Zombie Dust/Alpha King/Gumballhead and Pizza
     
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    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.
     
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    KBS and chocolate chip cookies! BAM! do it!
     
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    Chicken livers w/ bacon and a glass of Saison.
     
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    I love Scotch Ale with duck confit. Saison Dupont and old Parmesan is also wonderful.
     
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    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.
     
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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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    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.
     
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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
     
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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).
     
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    Ok, now you've got my mouth watering
     
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    Blacken chicken sandwich with a nice ipa. Can't go wrong
     
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    Old Rasputin and rack of lamb with mint jelly. Would eat it everyday if I could.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    This. I also love a good coffee stout with piles of French toast.
     
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    Call me weird, but Rogue's Chipotle ale with chocolate cake is very good at least for me.
     
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    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.
     
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    Stuffed salmon, baked potato, asparagus, and a Dark Truth stout.

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    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.
     
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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!
     
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    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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