How to Taste Beer
- Temperature – Ales vs. Lagers
- Glassware – Use it!
- Pour – Head is good
How to Pair Beer and Food in 3 Easy Steps!
Step 1. Analyze the Food and Beer
Food - Acidity / Sharpness, Fruitiness, Nuttiness
Beer – Body, Carbonation, Hops, Malt
Step 2. Discover Similarities –
Caramel Malt Flavor in Beer – Caramelization on Food (ie grilling)
Herbal Hop Flavor in Beer – Herbal Notes in Food
Step 3. Discover Contrasts –
High Carbonation Balances Fat/Richness
Residual Sweetness in Beer Balances Heat in Food
- The best pairings will have both similarities and differences
The bottom line: Drink the beer you like with the food you like and you can’t go wrong!