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What Is Your Favorite Beer and Food Pairing?

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

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  1. chocosushi

    chocosushi Initiate (0) May 1, 2011 Oklahoma

    Aged cheddar & almost any beer!

    Oh, & This with anything if it's on tap:
  2. TrentFox

    TrentFox Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2012

    I just got some Great Lakes Christmas, and will certainly try it! I love a nice rich saison with Thai curry.
  3. onefalsemove711

    onefalsemove711 Initiate (182) Jul 20, 2011 California

  4. Adamshmadam

    Adamshmadam Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2012 Georgia

    IPAs and greasy food. The carbonation and clean bitterness cuts through the grease in a very good way for me. I personally like veggie burgers and fries with a IPA.
  5. JacksDad12109

    JacksDad12109 Initiate (154) May 15, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    C&B Stilton and a properly cellared JW lees harvest ale (1999 comes to mind).
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  6. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Poo-Bah (2,310) Feb 16, 2012 Florida
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    Paired Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial with some pork and sauerkraut roasted together with tomato sauce (not sure the exact recipe, the wife made it). Quite a nice couple layers of sourness with the sweetness of stewed tomatoes balancing things out.

    Plan on pairing some Old Numbskull with cheddar, asiago, and goat cheeses tomorrow to see which I like best.
  7. Nutwood

    Nutwood Aspirant (232) Jun 30, 2012 Kentucky

    A while back I had somebody make me an off-menu pizza: beer cheese base, with feta, onions, and spiked sausage. Washed it down with Rodenbach Grand Cru, it was pretty close the heaven.
  8. schmoilito

    schmoilito Initiate (0) May 16, 2012

    A bacon cheese burger and a strong IPA. Tangentially related, what one of the best things I've ever eaten was the sweet potato tots smothered in pork green chili appetizer at the Avery Tap House. I don't see it on the menu now, unfortunately.
  9. PangaeaBeerFood

    PangaeaBeerFood Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2008 New York

    Literally exactly what I was going to recommend. JW Lees Harvard Ale, particularly the Port-barrel aged one, and Colston Basset Stilton, was probably one of the most orgasm-inducing culinary experiences ever.
  10. BlowstotheBody

    BlowstotheBody Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2012 Florida

    Beer pairs very well with cheese, in my opinion better than wine does (though I say wine pairs better with food in general). The combinations are endless. Taleggio with strong Belgian darks is a go to, as well as malty ambers with fontina, cheddars with brown ales, all great.

    I once had mushroom risotto and duck confit with 3 Monts Flanders golden ale. Was great.
  11. mymasterpiece75

    mymasterpiece75 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2010 Texas

    My wife and I have what we call "country dinner." This excellent meal consists of a selection of cheeses, including a sharp, aged cheddar, a super-soft brie or something similar, some Maytag Blue, and maybe a chevre, a bulb of roasted garlic, a sliced apple, a baguette, fine whole wheat crackers, and a couple of handfuls of almonds.

    I usually pair this dinner with Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard, sometimes a Quad.

  12. Jordantb313

    Jordantb313 Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Steamed mussels and Ayinger Brau-Weisse
  13. Number45forever

    Number45forever Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2012 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Gueze and funky blue cheese! Yes please.
  14. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    A very stinky, gnarly blue cheese with an Imperial Stout.
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  15. bdz

    bdz Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2012 Florida

    Something kinda of off-the-wall but I loved a little bit of Ghost Face Killah with Alfredo Pasta. Thick and creamy pasta complimented with spicy habanero was interesting.
  16. Plenum

    Plenum Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 New Jersey

    Cantillon Cuvee des Champions and a runny epoisses
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  17. j-rod18

    j-rod18 Aspirant (277) Dec 13, 2012 North Dakota

    rogue double dead guy and salmon, with asparagus and wild rice....brilliant stuff
  18. dianimal

    dianimal Initiate (161) Apr 18, 2012 California

    I was drinking a Black Butte porter last night and for some reason chugged the last bit of my son's orange juice. It tasted great!
  19. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    Black Butte has a lot of chocolate flavor in the back note for me. I love the taste of chocolate & orange together. You should look for the Irish cookie named Jaffa Cakes. It's a wafer with orange jam and covered in chocolate. Yum!

    A gooey, grilled cheese sandwich is my comfort food and lately I've been pairing it with Revolution's Eugene Porter. The sharpness of the cheddar just works really well with the roast coffee and milk chocolate in the porter.
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  20. Beergelden

    Beergelden Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Ohio

    I have a couple that really stood out to me.
    Chocolate chip cookies w/Sam Adams Wee Heavy, the mild smokiness in the Wee Heavy really went well with the sweetness of the chocolate.
    Nugget Nectar with a 5 yr aged gouda, wow was that special! The cheese really brought out the pineapple qualities in the Nectar. One of my new favorites for sure!
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  21. tkdchampxi

    tkdchampxi Meyvn (1,041) Oct 19, 2010 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I've done many beer pairings, and, to this day, I have never personally had a better pairing than Kasteel Rouge and Mixed Berry Pie!
  22. NJTransplant

    NJTransplant Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2014 California
    Beer Trader

    Dogfish Head Etrusca Bronze and goat cheese with pita chips. I think I'd prefer honey, plain, or apple goat cheese (got it at Trader Joes its awesome). Girlfriend and I used this in NJ when preparing our dinner on date night. It was a great way to start it.
  23. Harnkus

    Harnkus Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 New York

    I love marzens with pizza. IPAs with spicy wings. Barleywines with carrot cake. Rauchbier with soft pretzels or cheese soup. Brown ales with meat pies.
  24. Jaap

    Jaap Initiate (159) Sep 21, 2012 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Smokey beer and BBQ.

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  25. MisterFak63

    MisterFak63 Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2011 California

    These all sound so awesome! Here's my absolute favorite pairing:
    Garlicky, Herbs d' Provence roasted chicken and a Mediterranean salad ( tomato, cucumber, sheep's milk feta, Kalamatas, red onion, fresh oregano) with a big hunk of garlic bread and a nice, funky Saison like Foret.
    Close runner up: while grilling outside last summer and drinking Russian River's Temptation, I had some sweet watermelon and OMG! what a great combo!
  26. MisterFak63

    MisterFak63 Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2011 California

    Old Stock Ale with Dutch Waag cheese.
  27. Pisthetaerus

    Pisthetaerus Initiate (199) Dec 3, 2014 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Dunno if it's a favorite pairing, but recently shared some Belgian pales (Orval, North coast Pranqster, Ommegang Gnomegang, NEBCO 668, GI Matilda) along with some Chinese takeout; went really well together imo.
  28. mmulebarn

    mmulebarn Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2013 Minnesota

    Victory at Sea and peanut butter M&Ms. What can I say, I'm classy.
  29. Swaino

    Swaino Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2013 New York

    Ok, need some help,

    Pairing pancetta cups with goat cheese, a slice of pear and drizzled with honey. Need a beer to pair with that.

    Any feedback would be great!
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