When creating a food and beer pairing piece, my goal before even writing was to solidify a concrete understanding of how food and beer related to one another. Not only by taste, but in transformation to the final product. The idea of fire, water, and air came to mind. These three components have played such a vital role in humanity since the beginning and continue to factor the way we innovate and grow both with beer and food.
I have chosen to highlight Goose Island Brewery out of Chicago, IL in my pairing. Since day one, this company has been driven by quality and continues to be a leader of innovation in the beer world. Each chosen beer style below is paired with a recipe, which mutually enhances flavors and compliments aromas and textures.
Once you begin you will find that beer does pair well with your local burger and hot wings, but you will also discover that beer is far more congenial than wine for many foods.
These beers are “brewed for food.”- Goose Island Brewery Read more
Summit Brewing Company
910 Montreal Circle
St. Paul, MN 55102
has a special place in my heart and most likely the heart of most Minnesotans. Named after the famous Summit Avenue in Saint Paul, MN, Summit Brewery
continues to stay rich in its hometown roots. If you’re one to visit a brewery every place you travel, I’d mark off Summit Brewery as a must for Minnesota!
In 1986, Summit founder Mark Stutrud was determined to rediscover the traditional brewing methods behind the great handcrafted beers that were once enjoyed throughout the Midwest. Today, after years of experimentation and surpassing all doubts, Summit Brewing Company has become Minnesota’s most beloved beer. Read more
Driven by their passion of Belgian-Inspired and Barrel Aged beers, Solemn Oath Brewery produces some of the most sought after beers in the Chicago suburbs. You won’t believe how small the Taproom is first walking in, but by the end of your flight, you have made great friends with everyone around! Solemn Oath is unique in the sense of its décor with corky stools made out of used skateboards and barrels used as tables, but it mainly stands out for its feeling of community
Solemn Oath Brewery’s tap list is every changing and guaranteed to never be the same every time you visit. The Brewery’s goal is to move swiftly through dozens and dozens of beers across a range of styles for the first few years to really be able master a wide range of styles. They want to give their drinkers more than just the now standard IPA. Read more