Pairing food and drink is almost an art form. When you think of pairing food with a drink, you most likely think of what wine will go good with whatever it is you are eating. Whether you are having chicken or fish, you probably think white wine. Or red meat you immediately think red wine.
But here is the problem, most guys drink beer! And is seems like more and more women are drinking beer as well. So below is a great list of foods that go great with different types of beer. Weather you are having chicken, steak, turkey, salad, fried foods, etc. We got a beer that will go great with anything on the menu.
So next time you know what you are going to be having for dinner, don’t feel like you are stuck with the same old red or white wine. Check the below list of food and what beers will go great with those foods. Chances are, once you find the perfect beer for that food, you won’t go back to wine! Let the list below guide you to beer and food pairing heaven!
As always, post a comment if there is a beer and food pairing that you love that doesn’t appear below.
Fried foods Pilsner, Pale, IPA, ESB Soups: French Onion Soup Strong red or Brown ale, Scotch ale Cream soups Pilsner Beef Stew or hearty soup Brown ale or Porter
Leafy green salad (cream dressing) Pilsner Leafy green salad (vinegar & oil) Brown ale Fruit salad Fruit beer or Wheat beer
Falafel ESB Grilled asparagus Stout Potatoes and onions with garlic Amber Grilled portabella mushrooms with guacamole Brown ale Garlic mashed potatoes Brown ale or Porter
Chicken with a brown mushroom gravy Nut brown ale, or Porter Fried chicken with white gravy Marzen, Oktoberfest, Pale, Porter Chicken Cordon bleu Marzen Turkey Bock, Oktoberfest
Beef and Lamb:
Beef Wellington Brown ale Porterhouse steak Porter Prime Rib Brown ale Herbed lamb ESB Roast leg of lamb Scottish ale, Marzen
Pork ribs Vienna style lager Roast pork German Wheat or Marzen Pork tenderloin Stout
Crab or lobster Pilsner or Stout Shrimp Wheat, Wit, Pilsner Spicy shrimp ESB, Pale Fish Wheat, Pilsner Spicy fish IPA Fried seafood Pale, ESB, IPA Oysters Stout Caviar American lightly flavored lager
Breakfast: Yes, with breakfast foods – as breakfast food can be eaten anytime of the day.
Eggs Oatmeal stout Pancakes Stout Sausage Bock
Chocolate Chocolate Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Raspberry Stout Fruit Belgian or Pilsner Cheesecake Porter or Chocolate Stout Ice cream Frambois, Sweet or Chocolate Stout, Fruit beer
Pasta Amber Pizza Amber or ESB Popcorn Pilsner Pretzels Bock Cajun or spicy Mexican lager style, Pilsner, Bock Sushi Japanese lager BBQ Amber, Bock, Dunkel, Rauchbier
By: Chris Love