Pale Ales: Match up well with salads, light appetizers and seafood.
IPAs: Known for their strong hoppiness. This beer stands up well to spicy foods. Also goes well with pizza, pork and BBQ.
Wheat Beers: Fruit, lettuce and grain salads, and desserts,
Amber Ales: This delicious brew goes with anything, in my humble opinion.
Stouts and Porters: These dark and rich beers go well with any meat dish. Also pair beautifully with chocolatey desserts, assuming you still have room!
Give different flavors a try. There are subcategories of this listed about, and sub-subcategories. It’s really fascinating the more you delve into it. Expand your culinary universe with craft beers.
Dave Lobeck is a barbecue chef from Sellersburg, Ind., who writes the “BBQ My Way” column for CNHI News Service. Visit his website at www.BBQ-My-Way.com.