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An excellent guide to pairing beer and cheese

Ever try pairing cheese and beer. It’s a fun thing to do, but sometimes it can seem to be overwhelming, you know: so many beers, so much cheese…

Mario, who writes the Brewed for Thought beer blog forwards a link to a Brewer’s Association chart that goes through a lot of modern styles, suggesting good food pairings and good cheese and dessert pairings.

For example, a Double IPA.

Another example, Imperial Stout (I know, I’m choosing amped-up examples, but I have more trouble pairing these than any other styles and they;re are the kinds of beers I really like these days)

Wow. Gonna try one of these with a bottle of North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

Anybody else have ideas? Comments very welcome. .

Posted by on July 31, 2008.

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  • Mario (Brewed For Thought)

    I did an Anderson Valley Pairing based on that guide, their Oatmeal Stout and an aged Gouda were fantastic.

  • Drew

    How do you like the Old Rasputin compared to Stone’s Imperial Russian stout?

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Jessica Yadegaran has been a lifestyle writer and wine writer for the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, California, since 2004. She discovered wine, and all its sensual and intellectual pleasures, while working at the San Luis Obispo Tribune and frolicking in the Central Coast’s burgeoning wine country. But her relationship with wine goes a [...]more →