We need a Foodie to pair beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Thankin_Hank, Sep 11, 2019 at 12:26 AM.

  1. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Crusader (724) Nov 18, 2013 Texas

    I love seafood and Anchor Steam Beer.
  2. mngermanshepherd

    mngermanshepherd Disciple (335) Jun 4, 2018 Minnesota

    I love food and I love beer. Capiche?
  3. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Meyvn (1,243) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey

    Not sure where this thread is going but I enjoy pairing food and beer. Especially like coffee/chocolate heavy stouts or porters with chocolate or mocha desserts.
    Having the baby with some dark chocolate cake at the moment [​IMG]
  4. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,244) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Don't put FBS on your Honey Nut Cheerios. It might seem like a good idea, but trust me on this one.
  5. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Crusader (724) Nov 18, 2013 Texas

    I've been to some Beer Dinners that were very nice. BJ's Brewhouse does them among others and at a good price. They pair beer with a dish.
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  6. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Crusader (724) Nov 18, 2013 Texas

    I'd use Lone Star.
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  7. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Crusader (724) Nov 18, 2013 Texas

  8. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,775) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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  9. puck1225

    puck1225 Poo-Bah (2,316) Aug 14, 2015 Texas

    Orval with anything.
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  10. not2quick

    not2quick Devotee (405) Dec 1, 2015 Missouri
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  11. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,913) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    The only foods I really like with beer are Mexican, and streaks , Italian etc I prefer wine, or cocktails.
  12. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Crusader (724) Nov 18, 2013 Texas

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  13. Scrapss

    Scrapss Champion (885) Nov 15, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I have been to BJ's up here and down there and have to agree they do put on a good showing.
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  14. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (5,417) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois

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  15. YamBag

    YamBag Initiate (169) Feb 2, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I love pork roll and cheese on a roll with a nice fresh Cape May IPA
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  16. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,771) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    Yes, was in a random grocery store last nite and found one 2.5 years old. Saving it for my next special meal
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  17. Gunslinger711

    Gunslinger711 Initiate (182) Apr 16, 2010 Indiana

    And now I'm both hungry for tacos and on the lookout for a Negra Modelo snifter...
  18. not2quick

    not2quick Devotee (405) Dec 1, 2015 Missouri
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    I prefer my pork roll with egg and cheese on a kaiser bun, but with a brown ale :slight_smile:
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  19. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,317) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Pad thai with a Belgian Saison
  20. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,317) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Oh damn.. ..Orval paired up with some lobster? My mouth is watering over here at the thought of it.
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  21. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,392) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    There's this general resource:


    And I know there are several cookbooks using beer as ingredient, so you'd think a beer used in a recipe might drink well with the meal overall.

    A well executed pairing dinner makes for a nice evening. I did one with Allagash and a local restaurant several years ago. I'd pay the hundred bucks again in a heartbeat, it was that good and that enlightening. Beer used in a recipe developed for that purpose, then the same beer paired to go with the course, an explanation by both the brewer and the head chef as to how the beer and food worked together - it was a great time.

    I think this is a good idea for a thread, in my opinion. That opinion and $0.99 will get you a gas station coffee...
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  22. ypsifly

    ypsifly Meyvn (1,062) Sep 22, 2004 Michigan

    Food takes up space in my stomach which leaves less room for beer. I don't like that.
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  23. ForagedBudLite

    ForagedBudLite Initiate (17) Aug 11, 2019 Michigan

    I don't do conscious pairings too often, but a spicy beer with polenta is ace.
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  24. Livyatan1996

    Livyatan1996 Devotee (464) Sep 29, 2017 Missouri

    ever splash an ipa in some chicken marinade for tacos? delicious. stouts go good with pancakes too
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  25. cheeseheadinMinneapolis

    cheeseheadinMinneapolis Aspirant (212) Sep 20, 2017 Minnesota

    Man I just had my last beer of the night with food:
    Weltenburger Dunkel at room temp with pumpernickel bread slightly toasted topped with New Zealand ghee and Scotts Limburger/cheddar cheese spread. man it's to die for.
  26. AMKW

    AMKW Initiate (23) Jun 29, 2019 New York

    I'm all about pairing - if you have two great things (food & beer) that can mutually make each other better, why not embrace it! I used to be primarily a wine drinker but am becoming more and more convinced that beer is the best pairing for cheese. I've yet to find a beer pairing for fish that I really like (though steamed mussels and Belgian style beers are nice together. I'd definitely appreciate a more searchable pairing forum though. My latest pairing success is fried halloumi and nectarine salad with Sloop's Juice Bomb.
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  27. Ranbot

    Ranbot Champion (871) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    The only beer and food pairing that I actually try to do is Belgium-style sours (e.g. lambic, Flemish red, saison) with a very sharp cheddar or gouda cheese on a basic cracker without competing flavors (low-salt Triscuits are my preference). A smoked cheese is also acceptable. I think the fruity sour flavors of the beer play well off the salty sharp bite of the cheese and the crackers balance it out.
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  28. eppCOS

    eppCOS Savant (972) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    Really the only conscious pairing I do is pork rinds (good ones) and an Orval; that's just magic.
    But carbonation helps most beers pair with most foods (breakfast cereal is not a "food"). So that makes it easier. :wink:
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  29. pat61

    pat61 Poo-Bah (5,594) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota

    Try Valmy beer washed Door Artisan Cheese and Central Waters Satin Solitude
  30. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Aspirant (210) Aug 2, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Four Lokos go well with eating bath salts if you're into that kinda thing
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  31. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (966) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    I would sear some nice sized scallops in a spicy Cajun dust with freshly made cole slaw. Oh, and use an old cast iron pan, hopefully your grandmothers..
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  32. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,471) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    The logic of this paring had escaped me until today when I had lunch at my local brewery. They offered a special dish that included two pancakes, two eggs (any style) and their 'sausage of the week' a blueberry brat that was created by a meat shop in a nearby town. My local brewery, Territorial Brewing, is a German-inspired brewery with most of their beers and food menu having German roots. By coincidence right now, they have a bock on tap that was brewed with coffee, and this beer was reccommended as a pairing with the meal. The pairing was great with the coffee taste going very nicely with the typical breakfast food items. All that was missing was some rye toast.

    So consider any coffee-flavored beer as a pairing with your breakfast (probably not dry cereal though) regardless of what time of day you have your meal.
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  33. TheEpeeist

    TheEpeeist Devotee (426) Nov 5, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Triple Crème with a funky gueuze or ice cider.
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  34. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Crusader (724) Nov 18, 2013 Texas

    Gotta get some Orval. BAer's have never let me down. When I see a beer that's been on BA, I cannot remember ever getting a bad beer. Cheers to my friends here.
  35. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Meyvn (1,243) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey

    Los locos mexican lager with some homemade nachos. Grilled the chicken and tomatoes to make it more flavorful which matched up with a Mexican lager really well[​IMG]free picture upload
  36. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,661) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    A Wasatch Apricot Hefe with salsa and chips!

    Or an Odell Mountain Standard with cheese

    Dogfish Head Raison D'Être with an incredible burger at "The Nova" restaurant attached to the historic Casanova Liquor Store in Hudson, Wi
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  37. woodchipper

    woodchipper Meyvn (1,078) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut

    Got plenty of pics, but feeling kind of lazy at the moment enjoying a Captains Daughter double IPA (without any food).
    • I love a crisp Pils with Italian
    • I love a West Coast IPA with BBQ
    • I love sweet dessert with a bitter Stout
    • I Really love charcuterie with many beer styles
    • I love NEIPAs, but have trouble pairing it
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  38. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,771) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    At breakfast/brunch, it is your juice!