10 Amazing Beer and Food Pairings

This list mentions the 10 best ways to pair different beers and foods together.

  1. Baja fried fish tacos and American pale lager

American pale lager beers are straightforward, clean-tasting and refreshing brews that neither skimp on flavour nor overwhelm strong flavours or the fine taste of fried dishes like the dish above.

  1. Carne Asada con Mojo with Double IPA

This dish contains char, lime and citrus. When paired with a double IPA, it will provide this dish with mouth-watering flavours. The herbal components in the citrus also help bring out the strong flavours in other dishes while the remaining sweetness balances the other flavours out.

  1. Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas with Munich Dark Lager

The Munich Dark Lager has a colour ranging from copper-to-deep brown with a clean taste, slight spiciness and strong malty taste. It goes well with a dish like the Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas.

  1. Grilled Seafood and Chorizo Paella with Saison

Dishes like grilled seafood and Chorizo Paella are best paired with beers like Saison which tastes sour and penetrates through the richness of paella. The Saison beer has fine spiciness, biscuit-like maltiness and a carbonated taste.

  1. Spaghetti Carbonara with Belgian Abbey Dark or Dubbel

Belgian Abbey has complex and rich flavours consisting of raisin, treacle and stonefruit. This beer is made to be consumed with dishes like pasta, cheesy dishes and fatty dishes.

  1. Brocolli Rabe Skillet Pizza with White IPA

This beer is brewed with wheat malt, orange peel, coriander spice and IPA. The sweetness in the witbier goes well with the sweet and rich cheese and peppers while the hoppy taste  competes with the bitter rabe.

  1. Thai chicken coconut soup beer pairing with Saison, White IPA or Porter

Thai foods are either sweet, sour, salty, spicy, meaty, bitter or herbal. A single dish can have all the mentioned flavours in it as well. Beers like Saisons, White IPA and Porter can adapt to the various flavours in these foods and go well with them.

  1. Sunset classic barbecued ribs with a quadruple

High fat foods like well-seasoned grilled pork ribs are best paired with beers like quadruple, a Belgian beer containing strong stonefruit flavour with tangy yeast strains without the sharp tannins of large red wines.

  1. Sauteed peaches over pound cake with strong ale with peaches

Strong ale with peaches pair well with fruits like peaches that have a tart like taste. These beers have the alcohol content of approximately 12% ABV and the sour taste in these beers will be able to match these fruits just right.

  1. Coffee sundaes with salted peanut butter caramel with salted caramel stout or Old Ale

Beers like salted caramel stout or Old Ale are best paired with foods like coffee sundaes with salted peanut butter. These beers usually have the alcohol content of 11.8% ABV and the similar tastes of these beers when coupled with the foods complement each other.

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