In general think about pairing the intensity of the beer with the intensity of the food – lighter beers like pale ales and pilsners with appetizers and salads; heavier beers like stouts with hearty, rich main meals. Think about the main flavors in the beer (malty, hoppy, nutty, citrus, fruity, etc.) and pair them with the main flavors in your meal (roasted, spicy, savory, buttery, sweet, etc.).
It also gives some examples of pairing beer with food: [Read more…]