A beer’s name doesn’t necessarily tell you what you should pair it with: a porter might not complement a porterhouse, and just because it’s a Kwak doesn’t mean you should eat it with duck. But happily, sometimes names make things easy; take India Pale Ales, which in the first word of their name make as […]
| Beer Pairings, Bon Appétit, Carrots, Chicken Masala, Chicken Tikka, Cucumber, India Pale Ale, Indian Food, IPA, Raita, Rice, Roasted Chicken, Roasted Vegetables, Rye Ale, Summit, Yogurt
By Tom // 2 February 2010 in: Pairings
Fellow Twin Citizens are probably familiar with Surly’s CynicAle, a saison/farmhouse style ale available year-round from Surly. Cynic will always occupy a special place in my heart: it was the first Surly beer I ever tried, one adventurous afternoon at Common Roots when I was taken in by its name’s affinity for my natural disposition. […]
| Ale, Carrots, Chicken, Citrus, Cynic, Morocco, Saison, Spice, Stew, Surly, Tagine
By Tom // 26 August 2009 in: Pairings
When Surly Hell was released last week, I prepared myself for what would be my one opportunity to try it (it sold out very quickly) by reading up on the style. ‘Hell’ is German for ‘light’ or ‘pale’, and according to my sage for all things beer, Garrett Oliver, the Helles style was developed as […]
| Eggplant, Heirloom, Helles, Lemon, Quinoa, salad, Smokebeer, Squash, Summer Squash, Surly, Tomatoes, Zucchini
By Tom // 9 June 2009 in: Pairings
On my first trip to The Four Firkins I bought several beers, some that I had read about and was excited to try, and others simply because of the awesome packaging. Maredsous 8 Dobbel fell into the latter category; how could I resist a bottle that looks like this? At the time of my trip […]
| Ale, Beer, Cornichons, Dubbel, Liver, Pate, Pickles, Pork, Terrine
By Tom // 10 April 2009 in: Pairings
Pasta Carbonara and Victory Golden Monkey is an inspired pairing
| Ale, Bacon, Beer, Belgian, Carbonara, Pasta, Trippel
A Belgian beer kicks a shrimp salad to the curb.
| Beer, Cider, Gueuze, Lambic, Lemon, Lent, Mayo, Onion, salad, Sandwich, Seafood, Sherry, Shrimp, Tarragon
By Tom // 20 March 2009 in: Pairings
Let’s intellectualize beer and hot dogs. Hurrr.
| British, British Ale, Dijon, Harissa, Hotdogs, Lazy, Onions, Pale Ale, Relish, Spicy
By Tom // 8 March 2009 in: Pairings
Tom pairs bière de garde with 40 cloves of garlic chicken in this daring foray into mixing the unmixable: food and beer.
| Beer, Biere de Garde, Chicken, French, Garlic, Herbs, Pairings, Roast, Roasted Garlic