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Choosing a Beer to Complement Any Dish

From Pilsner to porter, beer’s vast range of flavor makes it an easy match for food

Fine Cooking Issue 10
Photos: Eleanor Thompson & Sloan Howard
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Many restaurants have beer lists that rival those for their wines. Unfortunately, there’s no popular wisdom on how to pair beer with food. This article covers beer categories, styles, and which goes best with various cuisines and flavors, such as spicy food or desserts. Beer with dessert? Indeed. A detailed guide charts which beers accompany different foods, and a small side article talks about the art of pouring.


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