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Weekly Online Newsletter Vol.29


What a great weekend of games, chalk full of last second buzzer beaters. March madness is in full swing  which typically will coincide with watching basketball, overindulging on food, and drinking beer. If we are going to overindulge we should do it with great food and beer pairings.


The three most common pairing interactions are complement, contrast or cut. Take a look at what goes into each dish before deciding what interaction will best compliment your food and beer. For example spicy food; IPA will make the food even spicier complementing the food, Vienna Lager will contrast the spiciness with the sweetness of its malt, and Blonde Ale will cut the flavors refreshing your palate from the spiciness.

beer with food

These are just a few examples of how you can pair one spicy dish with three different beer styles. Below I will give you a few more examples of beers that can pair with some of your March Madness food. To learn more on this topic check out http://www.craftbeer.com/category/beer-and-food


pizza and beer

Pizza with Red Sauce


Try with:

August Schell’s Firebrick Vienna-Style Amber Lager

Rhombus Guys Brewing Illusion American Amber Ale

LakeFront Fixed Gear Red India Pale Ale


Beer and Wings

Buffalo Wings


Try with:

Lagunitas India Pale Ale

Summit Extra Pale Ale

Fulton Lonely Blonde


Beer pork

Pulled Pork Sliders


Try with:

Empyrean Carpe Brewem Imperial Mango India Pale Ale

Summit 30th Anniversary Double India Pale Ale

Samuel Adams Rouser Double India Pale Ale


Chili Beef and/or Pork


Try with:

Summit Great Northern Porter

Rhombus Guys Brewing Into The Darkness Porter

Empyrean Dark Side Vanilla Porter



Macaroni & Cheese


Try with:

Fargo Brewing Company Stones Throw Scottish Ale

Grand Teton Extra Special Brown Ale

Finnegans Irish Amber Ale

queso dip

Nachos with Queso Dip and/or Guacamole


Try with:

Samuel Adams Cold Snap White Ale

Blue Moon Belgium White Ale

Paulaner Hefe-Weizen




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