I'm only a week into my career as a blogger, and I'm noticing a trend...this is turning into a beverage blog. This morning I heard NPR was going to air a segment about food and beer pairing. As an experienced beer drinker and part-time home-brewer, I had to keep the radio on for this one...I usually tune out early on Sunday's for fear of hearing a second of "Prairie Home Companion", can't stomach that show.
I'm not a huge beer snob, but I do have my limits...no light beer, even if it is Heineken Light, it's still LIGHT beer. There are apparently much bigger beer snobs out there. When I heard mention of a beer sommelier, I knew the wine yuppies had made there way into the beer world.
Here's the Brewer's Association's recommendation of beer/food pairings--
Pale Ale: Wide range of food: meat pie, English cheese; great with a burger
Amber/Red Ale: Wide range of food: chicken, seafood, burgers; great with spicy cuisine
Dry Stout: Hearty, rich food: steak, meat pie; a classic with raw oysters
Hefeweizen: Great with lighter food: salads, seafood, sushi; classic with weisswurst
Classic Pilsener: Great with lighter food: chicken, salads, salmon, bratwurst
Amber Lager: Hearty, spicy food: barbecue, hamburgers, chili
Brown Ale, Altbier: Hearty foods: roast pork, smoked sausage, grilled salmon