Sharing Your Pairing

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  1. PaulQuinn

    PaulQuinn Initiate (172) May 27, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    In the Glass: Brooklyn's Monster Ale
    On the Plate: Mozzarella, Parma ham, rucola (known as arugula in US apparently) and Parmesan pizza

    The Monster Ale was overly sweet for all the pizza's fat and salt so the pairing wasn't all that successful. I believe something drier would've worked better. Anyways, the pizza was great and the beer was good as well so all good.

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  2. bpgpitt10

    bpgpitt10 Aspirant (287) May 12, 2008 District of Columbia
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    In the glass: Fatheads Headhunter IPA
    On the plate: Chicken and zucchini "fettuccine" with a cajun cream sauce

    The spicy cajun cream sauce worked pretty well with the IPA. I also used some sav blanc to delaze the pan which brought in some really mild citrus notes that I didn't notice until I tried the citrusy IPA with it. That was pretty cool for the pairing. I'd do this again or maybe just a Pilsner to provide a little hop bite against the spice.

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  3. BRZvice

    BRZvice Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2012 Michigan

    Enjoying my Easter Eve pairing.
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  4. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

  5. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    Just rediscovered this thread...oh god.
     
  6. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Devotee (452) Jan 13, 2013 Maryland

    Quick lunch today:
    In the Glass: North Coast Brewing Co. Scrimshaw Pilsner
    On the Plate: Hot dog with sauerkraut

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  7. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (2,699) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Yeah, I get this - sometimes the combo isn't on-point, but the individual items are good enough to withstand it, eh?
    That pizza slice looks great. I could probably kill the whole pie. Not big Monster fan, but I'm due to come back to it - it may have been my first barleywine, and my tastes are much more mature now. Curious to see how it'll taste.

    But let's get back to that pizza... :D
     
  8. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (2,699) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Gnomegang has re-emerged from its hobbit-hole in my area...
    I can't go too long without eating, so it stands to reason, given my predilections for sammitches, that I'd end up eating a sammie with my 2nd pour:
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    I know I'm not pushing any envelopes here, but my God, this was good... pastrami turkey, Virgina ham and a smear of mayo on a bakery-fresh roll with the aforementioned Gnomegang.
     
  9. PaulQuinn

    PaulQuinn Initiate (172) May 27, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    Glad you liked it. The pizza was awesome indeed. It's from a pizza place I'm a regular costumer. All their pizzas are great. Handmade dough, top notch toppings baked on a wood-fired oven by an experienced pizzaiolo. You can't go wrong.
     
  10. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poo-Bah (5,776) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    Turkish Mercimek Köftesi (red lentil patties) and DC Brau - Corruption IPA.

    This turned out to be a great food pairing, this is a slightly assertive Columbus hopped IPA, nothing too crazy, but it works well with the lentils and bulgur. Onions parsley and lemon, mixed with different peppers and the bib lettuce softness this just accents everything, it works so well, I was worried the IPA would be too much.

    Gonzo was too large earlier for it. Dried red lentils, salt, cumin, cayenne, black pepper, originally supposed to use Romaine but there was some good Bibb lettuce instead, parsley.. lemons... it's just great. Grains bring out the earth and malt of the beer, the hops hit so well with the lemon, spring onion and parsley... The bibb lettuce is a real nice soft buttery touch.. Loved this..

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  11. Bierlerner

    Bierlerner Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2010 Oklahoma

    In The Glass: NB La Folie
    On the Plate: Spicy crab and quinoa cakes with a simple broccoli slaw

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    I love sours with seafood. Though, with the spice, I think an IPA or Belgian IPA may have been a better choice. Still though, it wasn't really a bad pairing at all.
     
  12. Henamonster

    Henamonster Initiate (60) Feb 2, 2007 California

    In the glass: Sierra Nevada's Ruthless Rye
    On the Plate: chicken andouille sasauge w/cheddar cheese toasted on some homemade bread.

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    The bread was a little heavy (definitely not light and "bun-like",) but man did it pair nicely with the sasauge and Ruthless Rye (so much so I had the same lunch again the next day.) I tend to add a little extra salt to the bread recipe (it calls for 1 tbs, so I had about 1 1/2 to 2 tbs) to give it some additional flavor. Toasting it all together really made it click. And I can't say enough about the rye beer.
     
  13. JesseMurdock

    JesseMurdock Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Hawaii

    on the plate: demi-baguette filled with chunks of sliced steak with swiss cheese
    in the glass: sierra nevada porter
     
  14. BSzucs

    BSzucs Initiate (0) May 15, 2011 California

    I just found this thread and I am not currently pairing, but I had to post to have a history with it to find it later!

    Tonight I am doing BBQ casserole recipe my wife is trying - I am smoking the chicken, I might do a High Water - Retribution Imperial IPA.

    I have not had any High Water, but I do like Drake's a LOT. My thinking is if they use Drake's facility they must also be cool people, and their beer was well worth a try!
     
  15. Bierlerner

    Bierlerner Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2010 Oklahoma

    Simple and clean. I like it.
     
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  16. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (1,789) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Double Trouble with some 'chos. :D
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  17. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (2,699) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Eating and drinking

    Sunday Lunch
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    On the plate: hot dogs on toasted buns, potato chips and potato salad (paprika sprinkled; Wise chips); couple of olive stuffed with jalapenos
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    In the pint: Founders Centennial IPA

    Saturday's Late Night Snack
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    In the tray: Archer Farms Cheddar & Scallion sourdough twists (notice how there's only two left in the tray)...
    In the pint: Firestone Walker Double Jack

    No complaints on either account.
     
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  18. bpgpitt10

    bpgpitt10 Aspirant (287) May 12, 2008 District of Columbia
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    In the glass: Fatheads Headhunter
    On the plate: Pasta with spicy italian sausage, fresh veggies (zucchini, orange pepper, artichoke, and tomato) and a white wine cheese sauce (wine, pasta water, rendered sausage fat, parm, and mozzarella) topped with fresh basil. Salad with arugula, dried apricots and cherries, pistachios, and white balsamic.

    It was a solid pairing with the main. The spice from the sausage and red peppers was awesome with the hops. The salad no so much. I just ended up eating that very separate.

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  19. Bierlerner

    Bierlerner Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2010 Oklahoma

    In the Glass: Prairie Ales "Standard Ale" saison
    On the plate: Beer battered fish tacos with a pineapple, serrano, beer salsa. Using the Using the Standard Ale for both.

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    Great pairing. The saison is very citrusy, low abv, fruity, and wonderful. Made sense to batter the fish with it and make the salsa with it as well. The salsa gave me an idea to make a jam with it too.
     
  20. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (1,789) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Veggie French Bread Pizza & Salad w/ Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
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  21. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (2,699) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    On the plate: garlic and herb crusted tilapia; country potatoes with haricots verts and wild mushrooms
    In the glass: Resin DIPA
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    Glorified fish and chips, really...
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    ...and we know how that goes with beer...
    BUT, I think I would have been better off with an IPA or paler, less malty ale. Still good, but something like a (Duvel!) would have been excellent - I feel like in this scenario, you almost want to match the color of the fish and poatatoes to the beer. So the DIPA was one "shade" too dark/heavy for the food.
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    The History Channel's Vikings in the background... :cool:

    Cheers!
     
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  22. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (2,699) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Last night's snacking...
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    On the plate: brie cheese ('nuff said)
    In the glass: Ballast Point's Indra Kunindra

    Gonna go down as a fave. The beer has curry, cumin, cayenne, coconut, and lime in that pitch black body - with the cayenne really prominent (which I enjoyed, though others may not) - complemented perfectly by the creamy smoothness of the cheese - no lie, I polished off the whole piece of brie single-handedly - and the beer warmed so nicely as I ate, the experience improved as time went on. Could've gone back for more of both the beer and cheese, but alas, no more of either on-hand.

    Cheers!
     
  23. Bierlerner

    Bierlerner Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2010 Oklahoma

    On the plate: Blueberry stout french toast with a blueberry stout compote
    In the glass: Dark Horse Brewing "Tres Blueberry Stout"

    I don't need to say much about this. It was win all the way around. lol. Great sunday breakfast.
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  24. cneville

    cneville Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2010 Ohio

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    On the plate: Pork chops, with a blueberry, balsamic, and lemon reduction; home fries (not cut very small) with fresh chives and garlic powder; and steamed broccoli with a little bleu cheese dressing.
    In the glass: Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer.

    This worked really well. A lot of rich foods on the plate, and the roasted malt of the beer really cut some of that. Might have increased the amount of balsamic vinegar in the reduction, but not complaining.

    Recipe was roughly adapted from: http://www.nlrockrecipes.com/2008/02/blueberry-balsaminc-pork-chops.html
     
  25. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (1,789) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    In the glass: FFF Gumballhead
    On the plate: fresh mozzarella & Roma tomatoes drizzled w/ Italian dressing, Arugula topped with lemon vinaigrette
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    In the glass: FFF Zombie Dust
    On the plate: veggie pizza topped with Arugula
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  26. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (2,699) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    In the glass: Founders Double Trouble
    On the plate: bacon cheeseburger (Omaha steaks' ground beef patties)
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    Beef and beer.
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    Questions? ;)
     
  27. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (2,699) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    That looks awesome - before and after - cheers!
     
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  28. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (2,699) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    DIPA w/ burgers for lunch; now, for dinner:

    On the plate: Boar's Head gouda, Carr's table water crackers, and Boar's Head prosciutto
    In the glass: Stone's Enjoy By 05.17.13
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    I'm starting to get the feeling that all I do is eat and drink (and take pictures of it)... :rolleyes:

    Cheers!
     
  29. PaulQuinn

    PaulQuinn Initiate (172) May 27, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    Well, that's not a bad life is it?
     
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  30. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (2,699) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    lol - nope, not at all ;)
     
  31. cneville

    cneville Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2010 Ohio

    Cinco de Mayo pairing!
    In the glass: Russian River Sanctification
    On the plate: spice rubbed chicken tacos, with chipotle sour cream, grilled zucchini and red pepper, mexican cheese blend, cilantro, and lime. Accompanied by refried black beans.
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    This worked well--better than I thought. The rub was on the sweeter side, and the dry tartness of the Sanctification really shone through. I would probably turn up the heat of the rub next time, maybe using some of the leftover chipotles in adobo that were used for the sour cream.

    recipe adapted, pretty faithfully, from
    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/f...-with-Cilantro-Slaw-and-Chipotle-Cream-235158
    minus the slaw. Not a big slaw fan.
     
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  32. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (971) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    Super jealous on many levels! Some aged Cheddar would have been awesome too.
     
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  33. bpgpitt10

    bpgpitt10 Aspirant (287) May 12, 2008 District of Columbia
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    In the glass: Evolution Lucky 7 porter
    On the plate: Venison meat pies with porter, horseradish mustard

    Filling was pretty simple using ground venison, onions, mushrooms, and Worcestershire. I then braised the meat in the porter and tossed in some butter and flour to turn that into a gravy. Laid all the meat down in the dough with a bit of asiago for some extra earthiness. Mustard was a standard brat mustard where I added some porter to bring the flavors together. Overall the pairing was really solid. The mustard provided that dash of spice and acidity that the other elements were the contrast to. Solid and glad i made a bunch so I can just pop them in the oven whenever!

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  34. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California

    On the plate: From a food truck outside of the Bruery, a brat and tater tots covered in beans and chili
    In the glass: Bruery Sour in the Rye

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  35. LilBilly666

    LilBilly666 Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2012 Georgia

    I don't have a photo, but Port Brewing Older Viscosity and Godiva Dark Chocolate covered pretzels! AMAZING!
     
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  36. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (1,789) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Gumballhead w/ BBQ chicken nachos:
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  37. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poo-Bah (5,776) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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  38. BRZvice

    BRZvice Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2012 Michigan

    Sunday breakfast consisting of Vanilla Malted Waffles covered with Pure Michigan Maple Syrup and Stone Espresso IRS. The syrup was picked up yesterday at the farmer's market in Frankenmuth, MI.

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  39. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (1,789) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Short's Beard of Zeus
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    with grilled kabobs (bacon wrapped chicken breast, onion, red bell pepper and pineapple on a bed of rice)
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  40. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (1,789) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Stone IRS w/ Pepperidge Farm double chocolate Milanos
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