Subtitle The Essential Guide from the Pairing Pros
Inspire a lifelong exploration of your senses as you learn to pair beer and food like a pro.
*2016 International Association of Culinary Professionals Award Finalist*
Beer has reclaimed its place at the dinner table. Yet unlike wine, there just aren’t many in-depth resources to guide both beginners and beer geeks in pairing beer with food. Julia Herz and Gwen Conley are here to change that.
As you start your journey with Beer Pairing, you’ll learn how aroma, taste, preference, and personal experience can affect flavor. Just as important, you’ll become a tasting Anarchist—throw out the conventional advice and figure out what works for you!
Then, on to the pairing. Begin with beer styles, start with your favorite foods, or join the authors on a series of wild palate trips. From classics like barbecue ribs with American Brown Ale to unusual matches like pineapple upside-down cake with Double India Pale Ale, you’ll learn why some pairings stand the test of time and you’ll find plenty of new ideas as well. Discover:
How we experience flavor and the science and anatomy behind it
How to taste beer, step by step, with pouring and glassware tips
Pairings by beer style and specific foods
Complete information for planning beer dinners
How to work beer into your cooking repertoire
Tips and stories from pro brewers
Geek Out science features with facts to impress your friends
Never look at beer—or food—the same way again!