Whether you’re surreptitiously polishing off a gingerbread man while standing over the sink in a dark kitchen, or sharing a platter of homemade goodies with loved ones at your holiday table, cookie season has arrived. You can pair yours with wines like Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon. Or you can highlight fudgy, buttery, or fruity notes with […]
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, America’s collective watch is set to pie o’clock. Fortunately, for those of us who like to drink our way to dessert, there are excellent beer pairings for each and every pie on the Thanksgiving table. (More of a wine-and-pie person? No problem.) Whether you favor creamy pumpkin, classic apple, or […]
Ah, brisket — everyone’s favorite smoked meat. With the temperatures rapidly getting warmer, we can’t help but think of all the smoky, barbecued goodness in the foreseeable future. While brisket on the grill makes for an amazing summer evening, we love this smoked meaty treat all year long. What goes better with brisket than an ice […]
Snacking season is upon us. Snacking season is the longest season of the year, generally spanning from February (when New Year’s resolutions start to fail) to Jan. 1. Due to its longevity, it’s important to do snacking season right. That means buying the right beer for your snacks. Sure, you can go ahead and buy […]
Since I started writing about beer, I’ve had a motto: ”There is good living where there is good beer.” Add food to the equation and you go from good living to great living. Beer is a great match for food because of the complexity of its flavors. Now more than ever before, there’s synergy between the beer […]
It’s 6 p.m. on a weekday evening and you’re headed to your local dive for a pint of something simple. You drop your bag on the scuffed, slightly sticky floor and grab the nearest empty barstool, proceeding to order whichever brew happens to be on the happy-hour list that night.
Picking up a beer-brined cheese, examining, sniffing and then, finally, consuming it, is analogous to getting into a relationship with a firefighter or a stripper. Reality trumps visual and olfactory signifiers. Peer at any hunk of dairy aged in beer or cider, and one will generally find a round hunk of rather intimidatingly “serious”-looking cheese […]
There is probably no better accompaniment to potato chips than beer, but not every chip flavor works with all styles of beer. Yet, when the pairing does work, it’s magical. So we present for your eating and drinking pleasure, the ideal beer pairing for every potato chip flavor. Drink and munch in good health!
Some swear by the Zodiac, some laugh it off, and some only pay attention when their horoscope says they’re gonna win a lot of money and also somehow marry Channing Tatum. But we all kind of like to be told a little bit about ourselves. You’re passionate, you’re sensitive, your sweater is on backwards, etc. […]