What Is Your Favorite Beer and Food Pairing?

Discussion in 'Food' started by JuniperJesus, Nov 17, 2012.

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  1. Henamonster

    Henamonster Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2007 California

    Straight up Chicago-style pizza (cornmeal crust) with a DIPA (preferably Pliny if I have it on hand.)
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  2. Henamonster

    Henamonster Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2007 California

    A good ribeye with an imperial stout runs a close second.
  3. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Zealot (729) Feb 26, 2011 Illinois

    I adore Gino's East butter crust pizza with a Hop Stoopid!
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  4. DRBiser

    DRBiser Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Maryland

    Even before i became an over-the-top beer dork, i appreciated how fantastic it was to pair a nice stout with fresh oysters on the half shell. But now that i've explored this pairing a little further, i truly think that Heady Topper with raw oysters may be the greatest possible food pairing of all time. i don't know how it can be beat. It will undoubtedly be how i start my thanksgiving meal!

    (anyone else like IIPAs with oysters?)

    as a close second, the lady and I discovered a fantastic little cafe in the Marais neighborhood of Paris (but aren't they all...) and we had a delicious steak tartare with a fresh tripel. Was so shockingly tasty i had to make it my avatar when i joined BA

    ha, care for a little gout, anyone??
  5. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Ohio

    Made in heaven huh? I spose I'll give it a shot, although whenever I come across Indian food I cant help but recall a line from the odeon panther scene in Anchorman.... (I'm a fan of the movie if u can't tell)

    And oysters or raw beef don't exactly shout beer pairing to me either buy why not?
  6. Pegli

    Pegli Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2006 Rhode Island

    How could I forget steamed clams and pilsner ?
  7. bpgpitt10

    bpgpitt10 Initiate (0) May 12, 2008 District of Columbia

    Hop Leaf in Chicago has a sandwich called CBJ... cashew butter and jam. It's got cashew butter, fig jam, and raclette cheese on sourdough. I LOVE pairing it with Cuvee des Jacobins. The funk in the cheese along with the sour cutting through the rich cashew butter and sweet fig jam is seriously 100% perfect. This is what got me into pairing beer with food.

    A solid IPA with a burger or pizza are two very classic pairing that I always go for and am happy.

    Backwoods Bastard with a potato bacon soup that I made recently was surprisingly amazing (in the sharing your pairing thread).
  8. bpgpitt10

    bpgpitt10 Initiate (0) May 12, 2008 District of Columbia

    I don't know why, but I've never thought to do this. I'm going to have to give this a go very soon. I'm guessing this is more around English BWs that are more on the sweet side correct?
  9. cavedave

    cavedave Grand Pooh-Bah (4,083) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    The sweeter the BW, the better I like the pairing.
  10. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2010 California

    Probably anything at Beachwood BBQ with something on their bottle list or draught list.

    Maybe chicken nachos and early batch Supplication

  11. CosmicTom

    CosmicTom Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2012

    FBS or Epic's Big Bad Baptist with a big damn slice of Cheesecake.

    Bleu Cheese BBQ Burger with Trappist Rochefort 10.
  12. cwreay90

    cwreay90 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2012 Texas

    Stone Ruination IPA with a medium cooked prime rib steak. Does not get a whole lot better than that in my book haha
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  13. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Great choice. They have fantastic food.
  14. bsnone

    bsnone Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 Arizona

    Still to this day my favorite pairing is Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA and ghridelli chocolate brownies.
  15. raczkowski

    raczkowski Initiate (0) May 16, 2011 Florida

    i love a good Pale Ale or IPA with some buffalo chicken wings and french fries...as well as pairing a great double IPA with a fat BBQ smoked pork sandwich thats been smoking for 24 hours! damn now i wanna smoke some meat this weekend!
  16. bpgpitt10

    bpgpitt10 Initiate (0) May 12, 2008 District of Columbia

    It's been a while since I've made some pulled pork but thinking about having it with a big DIPA just sounds outstanding. Hmmm... may have to do that soon.
  17. KevSal

    KevSal Pooh-Bah (2,854) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    for some reason i freaking love a big ba barleywine with good chocolate. dark chocolate or milk.

    rich chocolate with artic devil is outta this world
  18. fortsambo

    fortsambo Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2011 Colorado

    Any good cheese with any good beer.
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  19. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,635) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    Belgian pale ales with Moules and frites
    CHEEEEEEEEEEEEESE Uh... good cheddar with a Saison / Chevre with a tripel
    Bitter dark high quality chocolate - roast porter, Russian Imperials
    roast grilled meats and doppelbocks.... come to think of it, I almost always never have doppelbocks unless I am making something...
  20. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Initiate (0) May 1, 2011 Maine

    Sierra Nevada Bigfoot was pretty awesome with my dad's chocolate cheesecake.
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