Check out This Practical Beer Pairing Cheat Sheet ...

Beer is a fabulous beverage that works well with all types of meals. Not all versions work will all foods though, so if you love beer, it makes sense to figure out which bottle to grab based on what's on your plate. Not sure how to get started? Here are some easy rules for having the best meal with the best beer, every single day.

1. Pilsner with Salad

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The light flavor of a pilsner works great with a salad topped with shrimp or salmon.

2. Pale Lager with Seafood

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A light colored beer is the perfect accompaniment for seafood of any type.

3. Wheat Beer with Lobster

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Having lobster tonight? Pair with a wheat beer and you'll be so happy.

4. India Pale Ale with Mexican Food

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If burritos and enchiladas are your favorite, stock the fridge with an India Pale Ale.

5. Pale Ale with Sausage

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There's nothing better with your sausage dish than a tall cold glass of pale ale.

6. Hefeweizen with Grain Dishes

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Balance the flavor of the beer with a hearty grain dish.

7. Oysters with Dry Stout

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Both oysters and dry stout have a distinctive flavor on their own, but they also pair really well together.

8. Porter with a Burger

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There's nothing that pairs better with a huge burger than a glass of porter beer.

9. Grilled Chicken with Brown Ale

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The mild flavor of grilled chicken is perfect with the slightly bitter taste of the brown ale.

10. Bbq with Amber Ale

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Pulled pork and beef are so tasty with a mug of amber ale.

11. Cream Stout with Dessert

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Your sweet treat after a meal is great with a glass of a creamy stout beer.

12. Biscuits and Gravy with Cream Stout

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Not ready for dessert? Cream stout also works well with biscuits and gravy for breakfast.

13. Pot Pie with a Dry Stout

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Pot pie, the ultimate comfort food, is wonderful with a side of dry stout to quench your thirst.

14. Fried Food with Pale Ale

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Having a cheat day? Pair your fries and chicken wings with a pale ale.

15. Amber Ale with Pasta

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When you opt for the pasta with tomato sauce, order an amber ale to go with it.

16. Steak with a Porter

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Like burgers, a thick, juicy steak with a porter beer is just about as perfect as life gets.

17. Stew with a Dry Stout

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Dry stout perfectly complement the red meat and veggies in stew.

What's your favorite meal? What kind of beer goes best with it?
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