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10 Beer and Comfort Food Pairings

10 Beer and Comfort Food Pairings

If you try these pairings, drinking beer will never be the same

Everything goes with beer, but comfort food might be the best option.

Wine and cheese is a nice combination, but the cold holiday weather leaves us craving comfort food that goes beyond a cheese plate. That’s right, we’re talking beer.

10 Beer and Comfort Food Pairings (Slideshow)

When you think about it, you’ve been doing this for years. What were you sipping when that Easy Mac was steaming away in the microwave during your college years? Beer. What was on your table during Friday night alongsidedelivery pizza? Beer. The flavors — and comfort — of these items just go together.

Since the explosion of the craft beer industry, the flavors of beer go way beyond the pale lagers of old-school Budweiser. Now, there are floral notes, herb additions, and different types of body and texture to consider.

In general, light beers will work with lighter foods, and heavier foods — like Shepherd’s Pie and meat-and-sauce dishes — go better with dark beers.

Everyone enjoys a beer with dinner at the end of the day, but the pairings don’t stop with that. You can easily transition your tasting to dessert by choosing the right beer for your sweet tooth. You can even make dessert with beer. Beer float, anyone?

Ready to get your brew and comfort food on? Whether it’s just a type of blend or a specific flavor from a brand, read on for the 10 best pairings.


Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup

It’s about dang time. As I said in this post recently, I started this ridiculous website because of my love of home brewing, craft beer, and food. I’m adding a rediscovery of my love for photography to that list – although it’s still a love – hate relationship there.

We had a lot of family responsibilities and home/landscaping improvements that took priority over the last year and we weren’t able to brew as much as we normally do – with the exception of my one mystery ingredient (grapefruit) contest that I entered and didn’t win – boo! It was called Groovy Red Ruby and was an American Wheat Ale with roasted red ruby grapefruit. Trust me when I tell you it was a winner in my book!

I think we may have a bit left on tap if you want to stop by!

We can also whip up some Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup, put it in bread bowls, and sit on the patio enjoying some home brew with the hope that these ridiculous election shenanigans will be a distant past in the morning.


Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup

It’s about dang time. As I said in this post recently, I started this ridiculous website because of my love of home brewing, craft beer, and food. I’m adding a rediscovery of my love for photography to that list – although it’s still a love – hate relationship there.

We had a lot of family responsibilities and home/landscaping improvements that took priority over the last year and we weren’t able to brew as much as we normally do – with the exception of my one mystery ingredient (grapefruit) contest that I entered and didn’t win – boo! It was called Groovy Red Ruby and was an American Wheat Ale with roasted red ruby grapefruit. Trust me when I tell you it was a winner in my book!

I think we may have a bit left on tap if you want to stop by!

We can also whip up some Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup, put it in bread bowls, and sit on the patio enjoying some home brew with the hope that these ridiculous election shenanigans will be a distant past in the morning.


Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup

It’s about dang time. As I said in this post recently, I started this ridiculous website because of my love of home brewing, craft beer, and food. I’m adding a rediscovery of my love for photography to that list – although it’s still a love – hate relationship there.

We had a lot of family responsibilities and home/landscaping improvements that took priority over the last year and we weren’t able to brew as much as we normally do – with the exception of my one mystery ingredient (grapefruit) contest that I entered and didn’t win – boo! It was called Groovy Red Ruby and was an American Wheat Ale with roasted red ruby grapefruit. Trust me when I tell you it was a winner in my book!

I think we may have a bit left on tap if you want to stop by!

We can also whip up some Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup, put it in bread bowls, and sit on the patio enjoying some home brew with the hope that these ridiculous election shenanigans will be a distant past in the morning.


Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup

It’s about dang time. As I said in this post recently, I started this ridiculous website because of my love of home brewing, craft beer, and food. I’m adding a rediscovery of my love for photography to that list – although it’s still a love – hate relationship there.

We had a lot of family responsibilities and home/landscaping improvements that took priority over the last year and we weren’t able to brew as much as we normally do – with the exception of my one mystery ingredient (grapefruit) contest that I entered and didn’t win – boo! It was called Groovy Red Ruby and was an American Wheat Ale with roasted red ruby grapefruit. Trust me when I tell you it was a winner in my book!

I think we may have a bit left on tap if you want to stop by!

We can also whip up some Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup, put it in bread bowls, and sit on the patio enjoying some home brew with the hope that these ridiculous election shenanigans will be a distant past in the morning.


Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup

It’s about dang time. As I said in this post recently, I started this ridiculous website because of my love of home brewing, craft beer, and food. I’m adding a rediscovery of my love for photography to that list – although it’s still a love – hate relationship there.

We had a lot of family responsibilities and home/landscaping improvements that took priority over the last year and we weren’t able to brew as much as we normally do – with the exception of my one mystery ingredient (grapefruit) contest that I entered and didn’t win – boo! It was called Groovy Red Ruby and was an American Wheat Ale with roasted red ruby grapefruit. Trust me when I tell you it was a winner in my book!

I think we may have a bit left on tap if you want to stop by!

We can also whip up some Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup, put it in bread bowls, and sit on the patio enjoying some home brew with the hope that these ridiculous election shenanigans will be a distant past in the morning.


Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup

It’s about dang time. As I said in this post recently, I started this ridiculous website because of my love of home brewing, craft beer, and food. I’m adding a rediscovery of my love for photography to that list – although it’s still a love – hate relationship there.

We had a lot of family responsibilities and home/landscaping improvements that took priority over the last year and we weren’t able to brew as much as we normally do – with the exception of my one mystery ingredient (grapefruit) contest that I entered and didn’t win – boo! It was called Groovy Red Ruby and was an American Wheat Ale with roasted red ruby grapefruit. Trust me when I tell you it was a winner in my book!

I think we may have a bit left on tap if you want to stop by!

We can also whip up some Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup, put it in bread bowls, and sit on the patio enjoying some home brew with the hope that these ridiculous election shenanigans will be a distant past in the morning.


Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup

It’s about dang time. As I said in this post recently, I started this ridiculous website because of my love of home brewing, craft beer, and food. I’m adding a rediscovery of my love for photography to that list – although it’s still a love – hate relationship there.

We had a lot of family responsibilities and home/landscaping improvements that took priority over the last year and we weren’t able to brew as much as we normally do – with the exception of my one mystery ingredient (grapefruit) contest that I entered and didn’t win – boo! It was called Groovy Red Ruby and was an American Wheat Ale with roasted red ruby grapefruit. Trust me when I tell you it was a winner in my book!

I think we may have a bit left on tap if you want to stop by!

We can also whip up some Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup, put it in bread bowls, and sit on the patio enjoying some home brew with the hope that these ridiculous election shenanigans will be a distant past in the morning.


Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup

It’s about dang time. As I said in this post recently, I started this ridiculous website because of my love of home brewing, craft beer, and food. I’m adding a rediscovery of my love for photography to that list – although it’s still a love – hate relationship there.

We had a lot of family responsibilities and home/landscaping improvements that took priority over the last year and we weren’t able to brew as much as we normally do – with the exception of my one mystery ingredient (grapefruit) contest that I entered and didn’t win – boo! It was called Groovy Red Ruby and was an American Wheat Ale with roasted red ruby grapefruit. Trust me when I tell you it was a winner in my book!

I think we may have a bit left on tap if you want to stop by!

We can also whip up some Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup, put it in bread bowls, and sit on the patio enjoying some home brew with the hope that these ridiculous election shenanigans will be a distant past in the morning.


Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup

It’s about dang time. As I said in this post recently, I started this ridiculous website because of my love of home brewing, craft beer, and food. I’m adding a rediscovery of my love for photography to that list – although it’s still a love – hate relationship there.

We had a lot of family responsibilities and home/landscaping improvements that took priority over the last year and we weren’t able to brew as much as we normally do – with the exception of my one mystery ingredient (grapefruit) contest that I entered and didn’t win – boo! It was called Groovy Red Ruby and was an American Wheat Ale with roasted red ruby grapefruit. Trust me when I tell you it was a winner in my book!

I think we may have a bit left on tap if you want to stop by!

We can also whip up some Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup, put it in bread bowls, and sit on the patio enjoying some home brew with the hope that these ridiculous election shenanigans will be a distant past in the morning.


Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup

It’s about dang time. As I said in this post recently, I started this ridiculous website because of my love of home brewing, craft beer, and food. I’m adding a rediscovery of my love for photography to that list – although it’s still a love – hate relationship there.

We had a lot of family responsibilities and home/landscaping improvements that took priority over the last year and we weren’t able to brew as much as we normally do – with the exception of my one mystery ingredient (grapefruit) contest that I entered and didn’t win – boo! It was called Groovy Red Ruby and was an American Wheat Ale with roasted red ruby grapefruit. Trust me when I tell you it was a winner in my book!

I think we may have a bit left on tap if you want to stop by!

We can also whip up some Beer Cheddar Broccoli Soup, put it in bread bowls, and sit on the patio enjoying some home brew with the hope that these ridiculous election shenanigans will be a distant past in the morning.