What do you drink with sushi?

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  1. ArkansasTraveller

    ArkansasTraveller Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 Arkansas

    I'm eating some spicy tuna rolls and sea weed salad, and drinking a SNPA, and while its not a bad combo, I can't help but think that there is a style more suited to this type of food. Just lookin for some opinions
     
  2. Redrover

    Redrover Poo-Bah (3,629) Jan 18, 2003 Wisconsin
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    A nice Pilsner seems to hit the spot for me with sushi.
     
  3. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Zealot (599) Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    Saison, hefeweizen, gose, maybe a well aged, not too sour, lambic. Lots of good pairings. If I was having seaweed salad right now, I'd want the gose.
     
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  4. Heretic42

    Heretic42 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2011 Texas

    A lot of beers hopped with Sorachi Ace will go pretty well with sushi. I've also had good results with Hitachino White and Red Rice.
     
  5. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (8,349) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    Wheat based lighter brews, Kolsch, German/Czech Pils, The Hitachino ginger beer is a nice palate cleanser.

    or a nice Pinot noir... preferably with Maguro
     
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  6. tkdchampxi

    tkdchampxi Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2010 New Jersey

    Brooklyn Sorachi Ace is particularly nice, because of the peppery notes
     
  7. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Poo-Bah (2,559) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey
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    I usually go for a hefeweizen or a light lager like a pilsner or Munich helles. Saisons work pretty well for me too.
     
  8. vrbulldog22

    vrbulldog22 Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2010 Ohio

    Great Divide Samurai Ale comes to mind.
     
  9. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Savant (947) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    I always like a good pilsner or helles with sushi. Something nice and light but done well
     
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  10. Mizz

    Mizz Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2014 California

    That sounds absolutely delicious.
     
  11. ricp215

    ricp215 Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2014 Massachusetts

    Paulaner Hefeweizen. I had this not long ago at a Sushi Restaurant in Cambridge. It worked really well together.
     
  12. Chinon01

    Chinon01 Devotee (412) Jan 23, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    That SNPA would work well w/ a tempura roll. But for non-fried sushi yeah I'd go pils, kolsch, etc.
     
  13. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Poo-Bah (1,810) Aug 22, 2013 California
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    I second the gose, saltiness matches the soy sauce
     
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  14. Liberatiscioli

    Liberatiscioli Disciple (363) Oct 3, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Tiger tripel was fantastic with sushi nice and dry quite the combo
     
  15. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    Asahi will do the job.
     
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  16. DaveBar

    DaveBar Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 Canada (ON)

    Pepper Saison. If you don't have that a Duvel Tripel Hop. The Belgiumie goodness mixed with good 'ol heavy handed hops.

    After that a sour or gose is good.

    Enjoy
     
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  17. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Devotee (441) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

  18. daryk77

    daryk77 Aspirant (251) Jun 16, 2005 District of Columbia

    This. Regular ol' Duvel is also fantastic. I love saisons with sushi as well. Ommegang Hennepin works great as ginger is one of the spices in that beer which compliments sushi very well.
     
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  19. e34john

    e34john Initiate (87) Jul 22, 2013 California

    Sapporo, sometimes Kirin. I usually only eat sashimi so nothing that will be too much for the food. One sushi restaurant I go to he won't let you have beer while you're eating sushi.

    But one of my regular places has Societe Harlot now, its a belgian pale.
    http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/28994/81508/
     
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  20. ssam

    ssam Aspirant (284) Dec 2, 2008 California

    I love beer and all but I'm all about that hot sake with my sushi.
     
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  21. Homebrew42

    Homebrew42 Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New York

    I drink cold junmai daiginjo with sushi, but I stick to traditional edo style sushi, no spicy tuna rolls for me. Nothing against it, just not my thing.
     
  22. J1234

    J1234 Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2014 Canada (BC)

    I am having Johnny Walker red label scotch whiskey that i have ordered from Dan Murphy's with Sushi that my wife has made.
     
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  23. MistyS

    MistyS Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2013 Massachusetts

    Once I had Dogfish Pangea with Sushi. This was years ago and I still think it's one of the best pairings I've ever had!
     
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  24. FaCShus

    FaCShus Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2014

    I like the session, pils light summery beers; otherwise it overwhelms the sushi
     
  25. strangebrew321

    strangebrew321 Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2009 Indiana

    session IPA's
    saisons
    pilsners
    Duvel
    Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
     
  26. Billolick

    Billolick Poo-Bah (9,117) Dec 20, 2003 New York
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    hennepin fo sho
     
  27. PintOh1759

    PintOh1759 Initiate (133) Oct 29, 2014 Missouri

    Red Label??? i didn't know people drank that?
     
  28. mooseisloose

    mooseisloose Meyvn (1,345) Nov 16, 2005 Florida

    If you are are true sushi aficionado you drink Sapporo which is a Japanese rice based brew. If you like to experiment you might stick to dry brews but hey the sky is the limit. Actually with sushi I prefer a hot saki with a beer chaser.
     
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  29. mooseisloose

    mooseisloose Meyvn (1,345) Nov 16, 2005 Florida

    Pangea. Is that a type of seaweed? That would be good with sushi as it would be a seaweed salad type compliment.
     
  30. 64vdub

    64vdub Aspirant (267) Feb 20, 2014 California
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    Tall bottle of Kirin Ichiban!
     
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  31. cmwilliq

    cmwilliq Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2014 Wisconsin

    Kirin Ichiban or Sapporo!
     
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  32. MistyS

    MistyS Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2013 Massachusetts

  33. markgugs

    markgugs Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey

    champagne or a solid Mosel Valley riesling
     
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  34. schuey1010

    schuey1010 Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2009 California

    I didn't know there were any other choices with sushi!
     
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  35. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (619) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Something to consider, are we talking traditional sushi or some sort of "roll?" You know, something named after a celebrity or local sports team, covered in tempura crumbs and doused in some sort of disgusting mayo sauce. Individual preparation is something that needs to be considered when beverage pairing.
     
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  36. Jaap

    Jaap Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Washington

    All I had last night was some Habanero Sculpin, and it went surprisingly well with a Spicy tuna roll.
     
  37. misternebbie

    misternebbie Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Pils all the way
     
  38. sjccmd

    sjccmd Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2008 Minnesota

    Gose! Off Color's Troublesome was perhaps better with sushi than alone.
     
  39. Nittybeat

    Nittybeat Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2015 California

    A tall frosty Sapporo with a shot of hot saki and splash of soy sauce.
     
  40. dthompson0279

    dthompson0279 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2013 Illinois
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    Tall bottle of Orion or sake.
     
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