randall fairbrook wrote:i pair beers and whisky all the time.....
some of my favorites are
st bernardus abt 12 special edition with a cragganmore double matured
russian river pliny the elder with a laphroaig qc
pizza port old viscosity with an ardbeg 10
slo brewing company blueberry ale with glenrothes select reserve
and many moooooooore
I'm with you Randall, I pair India Pale Ales, Russian Imperial Stouts, Extra Special Bitters, Czech Pilseners, Hefe Weizens, and Single Malts all the time. Almost any good ale, lagers not so much, except for the crisp German and Czech pilseners. The sweet/bitter components of the beer make a great palate cleanser for the sips of malt in between. It's all barley anyway, so why not? I just don't usually make deliberate specific pairings, just how the mood strikes.