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Weekly Online Newsletter Vol.77


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 and watch the video below.


Published on Nov 16, 2016

The CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Course gives chefs an overview of pairing techniques, beer styles and the important place beer serves on your menu. Download the free CraftBeer.com Beer & Food course now at https://www.craftbeer.com/course

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Food & Beer Pairings  

pizza and beer

Pizza with Red Sauce

 Try with:                   August Schell’s Firebrick Vienna-Style Amber Lager

Rhombus Guys Brewing Company Illusion American Amber Ale

LakeFront Brewing Company Fixed Gear Red India Pale Ale



Try with:                   Odell Brewing Company 90 Shilling Ale

Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Base Camp Brewing Company Hop in the ‘Pool Helles Lager

Beer and Wings

Buffalo Wings

Try with:                   Lagunitas Brewing Company India Pale Ale

Summit Brewing Company Extra Pale Ale

Fulton Brewing Company Lonely Blonde

Beer pork

Pulled Pork Sliders

Try with:                   Fargo Brewing Company Iron Horse Pale Ale

Odell Brewing Company Myrcenary Double India Pale Ale

Samuel Adams Fresh as Helles Lager with Orange Blossom


Chili Beef and/or Pork

Try with:                   Base Camp Brewing Company S’more Stout

Rhombus Guys Brewing Company Into The Darkness Porter

Empyrean Brewing Company 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:                   Summit Brewing Company Unchained #24 Spring Saison

Blue Moon Belgium White Ale

Paulaner Hefe-Weizen




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