You don’t have to be a rocket scientist (read certified Cicerone) to pair beer and eats. Here’s some good Thanksgiving advice for drinking and dining: Balance the weights. Mirror the body of the beer with that of the food. Darker, more robust beers such as stouts and porters pair well with richer foods like roasted meats, BBQ and chili. More delicate beer like a pilsner or kölsch tend to pair well with lighter foods like lean poultry, salads and food. See, easy.
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