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Sushi pairings?

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by Nightrain89, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. Nightrain89

    Nightrain89 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2013

    Any advice?
  2. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Disciple (357) May 19, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Don't drink Kirin Ichiban. The only thing I'd pair that beer with is Death Valley in August.
  3. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 California

    Berliner Weisse, pilsner, kolsch, ESB.
  4. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Devotee (473) Jan 13, 2013 Maryland

    I'd go with a K├Âlsch or a Hefeweizen.
  5. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    For me it's always saison or berliner.
  6. MasterCraft

    MasterCraft Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Massachusetts

    Hitachino's Nest
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  7. Jacobob10

    Jacobob10 Poo-Bah (1,558) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey

    Love a crisp pilsner with sushi. Feels good on the tongue after a mountain of wasabi.
  8. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Hitchino Nest White Ale
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  9. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Initiate (184) Jul 6, 2011 Quebec (Canada)
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    I know it somewhat defeats the purpose of the topic, but I would honestly just advise to skip the booze when eating sushi. Hear me out: sushi is meant to be a subtly-flavored food, and the whole point of it is to use the absolute best ingredients and let them shine alone. Drinking beer with that type of food is somewhat wasteful, as the intense flavors of beer would dull your palate to the subtle fish. Basically, the beer turns your delicate sushi meal into an expensive rice and protein appetizer. While living in Japan, I always stuck to water or genmaicha (green tea with toasted rice, which compliments the nori).
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  10. sirtomtom

    sirtomtom Initiate (197) Dec 10, 2010 California

    Genmaicha, IMHO, isn't any worse than beer in masking the flavor of sushi. The toasted rice is very strong and loves to linger on the tongue. Even a bit of ginger doesn't quite cleanse the palate of it.

    Generally I just drink green tea or Asahi Super Dry when I'm at my local sushi bar. The Asahi is pretty light, if my bar served Hefeweizen, I probably would get that as well.
  11. henryl

    henryl Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013

    pilsner would be the ultimate pair!
  12. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (620) May 11, 2012 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    Sake my friend, next choice would be a brut sparkling wine. Kolsch and berliner would be good choices but not many sushi places have decent beer selection, and those that do aren't the ones I eat at (ie "rolls" with stupid names covered in some sort of nasty mayo sauce and dance music playing)
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