Certain beers tend to go better with certain foods.

What beer & food do you like to enjoy together?

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My two favorite pairings are nice IPA and some Indian food and pale ale + bbq pork (ribs or shoulder).

  • sounds tasty,, too bad i don't eat pork.. – greentechguy Jan 29 '15 at 5:13
  • I think a barbecue beef brisket and a pale ale would also be a very nice pairing :) – hdizzle Jan 29 '15 at 15:48
  • Why? What are the characteristics that make this a good pairing? – Xander Jan 29 '15 at 21:46
  • @Xander I think that the sweetness of the barbecue sauce (especially a more pork oriented bbq sauce) is nicely countered, but not overwhelmed by the slight bitterness of a pale ale. – hdizzle Jan 30 '15 at 17:19

A black malt goes well with the char of a good steak, and would also go well with a rich, chocolaty dessert.

A malty red ale would pair nicely with any smokey BBQ or roasted meat.

Wheat beers pair very well with more delicate dishes such as seafood, sushi, or shellfish.

Lastly, I find IPA's that aren't incredibly hoppy emphasize the spiciness of Mexican dishes, jerk chicken, or sausage. An IPA that is punch-in-the-mouth-hoppy will overpower just about any dish though.

While technically not a pairing, if you've never experienced a beer milkshake, I highly recommend them.


Well in the Czech Republic, where I live, the favorite with-beer-food would be something that we call 'vepřo knedlo zelo'.

That means like(our special type of) dumplings, pork and cabbage. It tastes wonderful... give it a look at google images.

Well, the quality of the Czech main-stream beer went low, so the best might be 'Podkováň', which is very difficult to buy even here in CR.

  • i heard pivovar podkováň cLosed down,, – greentechguy Jan 29 '15 at 5:44
  • they closed 2007 and reopened 2011 :D – martin k. Feb 8 '15 at 19:51

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