Food Pairing

Food Components
Beer Flavors
Notes
Pairing
Grain
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Bread, Pizza Crust,
Wild Rice

Clean & Crisp
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Complimentary grain
flavors balance hops
while remaining light
on the palate.

Pizza
Sandwiches
Stir-Fry

Beans & Legumes
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Lentils, Fava, Chickpea,
Green Beans

Malty & Sweet
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Food adds richness to
the beer while balancing
salt and acidity.

Green Bean Casserole
Hummus
Chili
Split Pea Soup

Shellfish
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Clams, Scallops,
Lobster, Crab

Fruity & Spicy
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Beer brings out salinity
and natural sweetness
while cleansing the palate.

Sushi
Fish Tacos
Shrimp Cocktail

Rich Meats & Root Vegetables
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Parsnips, Carrots,
Beef Strip Loin, Lamb

Sour, Tart & Funky
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Combining these flavors
brings out umami and
adds earthy notes that
rest on the center of
the palate.

Grilled Ribeye
Grilled Asparagus
Lamb Chops
Grilled Skirt Steak

Game Birds & Grains
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Duck, Quail,
Quinoa, Farro

Hoppy & Bitter
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Complements roastiness
(Maillard reaction) while
fat coats to neutralize
hop bitterness.

Deep Fried Turkey
Roasted Pheasant
Seven Bean Soup

Fats
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Butter, Olive Oil,
Duck/Pork Fat, Dairy

Hoppy & Bitter | Dark & Roasty
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Beer cuts through,
balances strong flavors
and allows for a
complex finish

Cashew Butter
Red Pepper Jelly
BBQ Burnt Ends
Summer Sausage

Vegetables (Grilled)
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Carrots, Mild Peppers,
Onions, Mushrooms

Dark & Roasty
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Brings out umami
and balances sweetness
and richness

Grilled Portobello
Pot Roast
Grilled Zucchini

Cheese
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Brie (Fruity & Spicy), Gouda (Malty & Sweet), Aged Cheddar (Hoppy & Bitter), Blue (Dark & Roasty), Mozzarella (Clean & Crisp)
Varies
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Beer complements the
natural flavors and textures
while cutting through the
fat, cleansing the palate.

Brie & Fruit
Cheese & Crackers
Aged Sausage
Carpaccio

Braised Meats & Chocolate
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Beef Short-Rib,
Port Shoulder

Malty & Sweet | Dark & Roasty
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Highlights the roasted
character (Maillard
reaction).

Milk Chocolate
Bread Pudding
Smoked Pork Shoulder

Pork
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Sausage,
Tenderloin, Ham

Hoppy & Bitter | Fruity & Sweet
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The intensity of the
pork fat stands
up to the strong
beer characteristics

Pork Chops
and Apple Relish
Spiral Cut Ham
Slow Cooked Ribs

Creamy Desserts
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Cheesecake, Ice Cream,
Crème Brûlée, Mousse Cake

Varies
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Balances richness on
the palate so the dessert
doesn’t finish cloyingly.

Butterscotch
Mousse with
Dark Chocolate