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Old 03-25-2010, 06:18 PM   #1
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Looking to have a good pairing with my steak tonight. Not sure what styles pair best with steak. I usually drink a good IPA with burgers and it's awesome, just not to sure with the steak. Suggestions??
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:20 PM   #2
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10A - American Pale Ale

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Old 03-25-2010, 06:20 PM   #3
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I like pale ales and ipa's with steak.

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Old 03-25-2010, 06:21 PM   #4
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American Ale or American Red
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:21 PM   #5
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Furthermore's Knot Stock

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Old 03-25-2010, 06:22 PM   #6
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Depends. What's a "stealk"?

I am really all over the map on this topic. Sometimes stout, pale, IPA. Even had a Angus T-Bone with a Flanders. It was heaven.

Sometimes a plain ole bud hits the spot.

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Old 03-25-2010, 06:25 PM   #7
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Basic Pale Ale or red. something with a nice mellow hop aroma and taste. Don't want to take the attention away from the steak!
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:25 PM   #8
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i've never had a beer that i didnt enjoy with a steak

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Primary - Belgian Pale
Secondary - smoked ale, christmas ale
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:39 PM   #9

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Don't want to take the attention away from the steak!
That's intriguing. Food pairings get a lot of attention with wine, but not beer. And generally with red meat you get a "big red" wine: cab sauv, shiraz, amarone, something like that.

Anyway, here's a link with food and beer pairings. From what I can see, the suggestions for steak are similar for beer as wine--bigger is better!


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Old 03-25-2010, 08:40 PM   #10
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I prefer a Kolsch or a Pale Ale with my steak. Most of the time I reach for a Pale Ale though. Probably because I don't usually have a Kolsch on hand but always seem to have a Pale Ale in the fridge.

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