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Beer & Food Pairings to Kick Off Your Memorial Day Weekend!

Derek Doubleday

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May 18th, 2015

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What’s better than some delicious food with family and friends at a Memorial Day weekend cookout? Delicious food matched with the perfect brew! If that’s your thing, of course. If it is, then read on.

Beer and food match well — if you do it right. Below are three foods matched with a specific beer type that will be sure to delight even the most critical brew connoisseur.

1. Let’s start with a great match-up: Grilled Cheese and Porter

Porters go great with a cow-milk-based cheese, such as Havarti cheese. Match a Porter brew with this Smashed Avocado & Asparagus Grilled Cheese for an excellent dish.

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2. For the main dish, you can’t go wrong with this pair: Pulled Chicken Sliders and India Pale Ale

The picture says it all. Make it a reality at your Memorial Day cookout by following this recipe. Amplify the flavor with an India Pale Ale, such as a Sierra Nevada IPA, and you’re in a for an explosion of flavor.

Pulled Chicken Sliders

3. Finish it off right for dessert: Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs and Hefeweizen

Opposites attract. As is the case when you match a Heineken with some strawberry shortcake kabobs and you get a surprisingly nice mixture of flavors that’s sure to delight.

Kabobs

So, as you go about your business hopping from one cookout to the next this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, be sure to match wisely. Happy matching — and have a safe Memorial Day weekend!

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