Any meal is incomplete without a frosty glass of cold beer. But what beer will actually compliment your meal? Since I’m a self-proclaimed beer expert and known enthusiast, I’ve made a guide to pairing the right beer with your meal. Cheers!
If you’re having Mexican, Drink a Modelo. Mexican beer with Mexican food, it’s not rocket science people. Depending on what you’re having, you can choose between the traditional Modelo or it’s darker counterpart, Negra Modelo. I find the Negra works best with smokier, bolder flavors like chipotle, beef and chorizo. For tacos, nachos and other Mexican fare, the traditional Modelo will be muy bien.
If you’re having Asian, Drink a Sapporo or Asahi. These flavorful Japanese beers compliments any Asian cuisine from sushi and sashimi to fried rice and Szechuan. With a light yet bold flavor, either of these beers will work great with your next Asian meal. Cravin’ Asian? Try my quick and easy Egg Fried Rice.
If you’re having Burgers & Hot Dogs, Drink a Pabst Blue Ribbon. This old-fashioned American-style lager coincidently goes great with old-fashioned American-style cuisine. Added bonus, PBR is extremely affordable, making it easy to stock the cooler at picnics and parties. So easy on your wallet, you’ll want to have two, or three, or five.
If you’re having BBQ, Drink a Narragansett. This New England lager packs a flavorful punch vs traditional lagers. Which is great when paired with smoky and spicy BBQ. Best part is, ‘Gansetts are sold in affordable pint size cans.
If you’re having Pizza, Drink a Pilsner Urquell. It may seem odd to have a German pilsner with pizza, but trust me this works! Whether homemade or delivery and no matter the toppings, this full bodied beer takes the cake (or pie!)
If you’re having Curry, Drink an IPA. The bitter bite of IPA’s helps to cool your taste buds after noshing on some hotter than you know what curry dishes. My favorites are Stone, Dogfish Head 60 Minute and Dale’s.
If you’re having Italian, Drink a Leffe. This Belgian blonde is a cross between champagne and beer. It’s sweet and lightly fruity taste compliments the hearty taste of Italian dishes. It’s the beer drinkers answer to popping the cork on a bottle of expensive wine.