Hoss Rye Lager
The folks at Great Divide Brewing Company provided a couple "official" beer pairings for your enjoyment. This beer pairing focuses on their rye lager. Hoss has a subtle malt backbone balanced by earthy/spicy rye notes. Hoss also has a crisp, clean and dry finish.
This is the perfect pairing for this dish because the malty backbone helps to tamp down the hot spices used in this dish. Also, the earthy/spicy rye flavors resonate with base spices and the crisp, dry finish cleanses the palate.
Do you like to use a slow cooker? Watch this AllRecipe.com video.
I love this pairing because it steps outside the burger and pizza pairings. GDBC suggests you kick your Thai curry up a notch with Titan IPA.
More IPA pairing suggestions [HERE]
The Titan will make those curry spices explode so make sure you serve up some rice with this dish. You'll be glad you did!
Denver Pale Ale
I love delicate and complex food pairings but I also love the basics: burgers and pizza. And, Denver Pale Ale (DPA) is the perfect pairing with burgers. Its medium body, clean malt profile, and assertive bitterness help cleanse the palate of all the burger's goodness!
More Pale Ale pairing suggestions [HERE]
I found this burger recipe and I think it would be just the thing to pair with the DPA. Good ole fashioned beef, a nod to the nearby cattle ranches, topped with pepper jack cheese and jalepenos. Perfect.
Click here for a great 4 minute video.
Mens Room Red
This beer pairing works because the subtle caramel-like flavors of the malt resonate with the sweet unagi glaze.
More Red Ale pairing suggestions [HERE]
You may want to go the easy route and place an order to go (that is what I would do) but if you're into rice sticking to your fingers instead of the Nori, then here's a recipe for you!
The Immortal IPA
This is a contrasting beer pairing that everyone will love. The hop flavor and bitterness, the alcohol and the carbonation all do their part to cleanse your palate. The magic of this pairing, though, is in the citrus flavors of the hops. No need for a squeeze of lemon. The hop flavors will provide that crisp, citric counterpoint instead.
More IPA pairing suggestions [HERE]
Can you think of anything more Northwest? I can't and I love NW salmon no matter how it is prepped.
The link leads to a great Alton Brown, DIY episode. Enjoy!
This beer pairing focuses on the resonating dark chocolate/coffee notes the beer and the dessert share. The raspberries are a delightful palate cleanser that complements the beer's roasty flavors.
More Stout pairing suggestions [HERE]
Flourless Chocolate Cake
This pairing is probably the most common. Pairing big beers with roasted coffee/dark chocolate flavors and velvety mouthfeel with brownies is a no- brainer. But this recipe takes a turn with the addition of raspberries. The divine tartness of a raspberry adds the perfect counter point to such a rich dessert and beer.
The Big Game
It's time to start planning for the most important part of this weekend's matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks in Superbowl 48 - the pre-game, halftime and post-game food! I've put together some some truly inspired beer pairings that will boldly represent each team. Now all that is left, is for you to go grocery shopping. Enjoy!
beer.review: Oak Aged Yeti
This is one of my TOP 10 favorite beers. This is a huge beer in every way. The aroma punches you in the face, the taste punches you in the mouth and the alcohol will punch you in the head. Try this beer AS dessert or pair it with a big dense piece of German chocolate cake or cherry tart.