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 AppÃ©tit, 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. Â ‘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 biÃ¨re 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