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Pairings: Summit Unchained India Style Rye Ale and Chicken Tikka

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 […]

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Pairings: Surly CynicAle and Moroccan Chicken

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. […]

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Pairings: Helles Schlenkerla Lagerbier and Roasted Vegetable-Quinoa Salad

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 […]

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Pairings: Maredsous 8 Dobbel and Country Terrine

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 […]

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Pairings: Victory Golden Monkey and Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara and Victory Golden Monkey is an inspired pairing

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Fish Friday Pairings Double Whammy: Gueuze and Shrimp Salad

A Belgian beer kicks a shrimp salad to the curb.

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Pairings: Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery Pale Ale and a Hot Dog

Let’s intellectualize beer and hot dogs. Hurrr.

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Pairings: Biere de Garde and 40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken

Tom pairs bière de garde with 40 cloves of garlic chicken in this daring foray into mixing the unmixable: food and beer.

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