We all know that beer goes great with junk food. In fact, it’s a pairing that most of us make without even thinking about it.
But just because it’s so natural doesn’t mean we can’t strive to make the most of this match made in heaven; read on for four pairings that we think are basically perfect and solve the problem of what bites to order next time you’re at the bar.
Pilsner & Lager w/ Pizza
Let’s start with something easy. Pizza and lager are a timeless pairing not just because of availability but also the fact that the simple freshness and subtle maltiness of lager is a great way to tease out and unite the bready flavors of pizza crust and the subtler, sweeter flavors of tomato and other toppings.
We suggest: Faust Hozeitsbier, $25 (0.75l)
IPA w/ Burgers
To beer and burger enthusiasts, this combination is obvious. Here’s why; it’s richness and body easily cut through the oily, salty of a juicy burger, and their hoppy bitterness combines with the flavors of good beef to create a perfect explosion of umami.
We suggest: Faust Auswanderer IPA, $30 (0.75l)
Wheat Beer w/ Burritos & Tacos
If you’re craving Mexican food then German Hefeweizen (that’s right, NOT Corona) is your friend. They go great with the starchy combination of refried beans and rice in burritos, but their bright citrus elements are also a great foil for the lighter flavors that are often so integral to Mexican food too (like lime). Not to mention they do a great job of qualling spiciness.
We suggest: Faust Hefe Hell Hefeweizen, $35 (4 x 0.5l)
English Pale Ale w/ Mac & Cheese
Brown ales is perfect with Mac ‘n’ Cheese; the maltiness of the beer really complements the creamy, cheesy sauce in this comfort food favorite. They’re a good bet for cheese in general, in fact, in case you’re wondering what to order with your next cheese plate.
We suggest: Frank & Serafico Eski Brown Ale, $28 (0.75l)
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