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1A Light American Lager

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.028 – 1.040
IBUs: 8 – 12 FG: 0.998 – 1.008
SRM: 2 – 3 ABV: 2.8 – 4.2%

 

      Cuisine: Barbecue, Curried, Indian, Latin American, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Pan Asian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

1B Standard American Lager

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.040 – 1.050
IBUs: 8 – 15 FG: 1.004 – 1.010
SRM: 2 – 4 ABV: 4.2 – 5.3%

 

     

Cuisine: Barbecue, Indian, Latin American, Thai, Pan Asian; Cheese: peppery (Monterey / Pepper Jack); Meat: Shellfish

1C Premium American Lager

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.046 – 1.056
IBUs: 15 – 25 FG: 1.008 – 1.012
SRM: 2 – 6 ABV: 4.6 – 6%

 

      Cuisine: Indian, Latin American, Pan Asian; General: Apéritif

1D Munich Helles

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.045 – 1.051
IBUs: 16 – 22 FG: 1.008 – 1.012
SRM: 3 – 5 ABV: 4.7 – 5.4%

 

Lighter food: salad, seafood, pork; spicy Asian Cajun, Latin; Wisonsin butterkäse or other soft mild cheese; light desserts: blueberry trifle, cranberry-apple cobbler   lighter foods: chicken, salads, salmon, wiesswurst Cuisine: German; Cheese: buttery (Brie, Gouda, Havarti, Swiss); General: Salad; Meat: Pork, Fish, Shellfish

1E Dortmunder Export

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.048 – 1.056
IBUs: 23 – 30 FG: 1.010 – 1.015
SRM: 4 – 6 ABV: 4.8 – 6.0%

 

Lighter food: salad, seafood, pork; spicy Asian Cajun, Latin; Wisonsin butterkäse or other soft mild cheese; light desserts: blueberry trifle, cranberry-apple cobbler   pork, spicy Asian, Cajun, Latin Cuisine: German; Cheese: buttery (Brie, Gouda, Havarti, Swiss); General: Apéritif; Meat: Pork, Poultry, Fish, Shellfish

2A German Pilsner (Pils)

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.044 – 1.050
IBUs: 25 – 45 FG: 1.008 – 1.013
SRM: 2 – 5 ABV: 4.4 – 5.2%

 

lighter foods: chicken, salads, salmon, bratwurst; mild white Vermont cheddar; light desserts: lemon shortbread, fresh berries with sabayon   lighter foods: chicken, salads, seafood, bratwurst Cuisine (Japanese, German) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack) General (Apéritif) Meat (Poultry, Fish)

2B Bohemian Pilsner

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.044 – 1.056
IBUs: 35 – 45 FG: 1.013 – 1.017
SRM: 3.5 – 6 ABV: 4.2 – 5.4%

 

lighter foods: chicken, salads, salmon, bratwurst; mild white Vermont cheddar; light desserts: lemon shortbread, fresh berries with sabayon   lighter foods: chicken, salads, salmon, bratwurst Cuisine (Curried, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Pan Asian) Cheese (sharp; Blue, Cheddar)

2C Classic American Pilsner (CAP)

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.044 – 1.060
IBUs: 25 – 40 FG: 1.010 – 1.015
SRM: 3 – 6 ABV: 4.5 – 6%

 

       

3A Vienna Lager

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.046 – 1.052
IBUs: 18 – 30 FG: 1.010 – 1.014
SRM: 10 – 16 ABV: 4.5 – 5.5%

 

Mexican or any hearty, spicy food; chicken, sausage, pork; jalapeño jack; mango or coconut flan, almond biscotti, spice cake with pine nuts   Mexican cuisine, spicy food; chicken, sausage, milder cheeses Cuisine (Latin American, German) Meat (Pork, Poultry)

3B Oktoberfest

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.050 – 1.057
IBUs: 20 – 28 FG: 1.012 – 1.016
SRM: 7 – 14 ABV: 4.8 – 5.7%

 

Mexican or any hearty, spicy food; chicken, sausage, pork; jalapeño jack; mango or coconut flan, almond biscotti, spice cake with pine nuts   Mexican cuisine, spicy food; chicken, sausage, milder cheeses Cuisine (German)

4A Dark American Lager

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.044 – 1.056
IBUs: 8 – 20 FG: 1.008 – 1.012
SRM: 14 – 22 ABV: 4.2 – 6%

 

hearty, spicy food: salads, seafood, pork; spicy Asian, Cajun, Latin; white cheddar jack, brick; passionfruit bread pudding, pears poached in dopplebock   hearty, spicy food; barbecue; sausages, roast meat; bread pudding  

4B Munich Dunkel

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.048 – 1.056
IBUs: 18 – 28 FG: 1.010 – 1.016
SRM: 14 – 28 ABV: 4.5 – 5.6%

 

hearty, spcy food: barbecue, sausages, roasted meat; washed-rind Münster; pomegranate tart with walnuts, candied ginger pear cake   hearty, spicy food; barbecue; sausages, roast meat; bread pudding Cuisine (German) Meat (Smoked Meat, Game, Grilled Meat)

4C Schwarzbier (Black Beer)

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.046 – 1.052
IBUs: 22 – 32 FG: 1.010 – 1.016
SRM: 17 – 30 ABV: 4.4 – 5.4%

 

hearty, spcy food: barbecue, sausages, roasted meat; washed-rind Münster; pomegranate tart with walnuts, candied ginger pear cake   hearty, spicy food; barbecue; sausages, roast meat; bread pudding Cuisine (German)

5A Maibock/Helles Bock

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.064 – 1.072
IBUs: 23 – 35 FG: 1.011 – 1.018
SRM: 6 – 11 ABV: 6.3 – 7.4%

 

Spicy food: Thai or Korean barbecue; fried chicken; Emmenthal Swiss cheese;Apple almond strudel, white chocolate sheesecake, honey walnut souflée   rich or spicy food like Thai; cheesecake, apple strudel Cuisine (German)

5B Traditional Bock

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.064 – 1.072
IBUs: 20 – 27 FG: 1.013 – 1.019
SRM: 14 – 22 ABV: 6.3 – 7.2%

 

    rich or spicy foods; Münster or Taleggio Cuisine (German) Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina) General (Chocolate) Meat (Game)

5C Doppelbock

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.072 – 1.112
IBUs: 16 – 26 FG: 1.016 – 1.024
SRM: 6 – 25 ABV: 7 – 10%

 

Rich roasty food: duck, roasted pork shanks; cured meats; Limburger cheese; German chocolate cake, Black Forest cake, dried fruit (rumtopf) rum tart   rich roasty foods: duck; chocolate cake Cuisine (German) Cheese (buttery; Brie, Gouda, Havarti, Swiss, earthy; Camembert, Fontina) General (Chocolate) Meat (Game)

5D Eisbock

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.078 – 1.120
IBUs: 25 – 35 FG: 1.020 – 1.035
SRM: 18 – 30 ABV: 9 – 14%

 

      Cuisine (German) Cheese (buttery; Brie, Gouda, Havarti, Swiss, sharp; Blue, Cheddar) General (Dessert, Digestive)

6A Cream Ale

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.042 – 1.055
IBUs: 15 – 20 FG: 1.006 – 1.012
SRM: 2.5 – 5 ABV: 4.2– 5.6%

 

Lighter food: chicken, salmon, bratwurst; Monterey Jack cheese, brick or similar lilght nutty cheese;light apricot or mandarin cake;lemon custard tart   lighter food and snacks  

6B Blonde Ale

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.038 – 1.054
IBUs: 15 – 28 FG: 1.008 – 1.013
SRM: 3 – 6 ABV: 3.8 – 5.5%

 

Lighter food: chicken, salmon, bratwurst; Monterey Jack cheese, brick or similar lilght nutty cheese;light apricot or mandarin cake;lemon custard tart     Cuisine (Italian, Middle Eastern) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack) General (Salad) Meat (Fish)

6C Kölsch

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.044 – 1.050
IBUs: 20 – 30 FG: 1.007 – 1.011
SRM: 3.5 – 5 ABV: 4.4 – 5.2%

 

Lighter food: chicken, salmon, bratwurst; Monterey Jack cheese, brick or similar lilght nutty cheese;light apricot or mandarin cake;lemon custard tart   lighter foods: chicken, salads, salmon, bratwurst Cuisine (German) General (Salad) Meat (Pork, Fish, Shellfish)

6D American Wheat or Rye Beer

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.040 – 1.055
IBUs: 15 – 30 FG: 1.008 – 1.013
SRM: 3 – 6 ABV: 4 – 5.5%

 

wheat: very light foods: salads, sushi, vegetable dishes; buffalo mozzarella or Wisconsin brick cheese; too light for dessert, but maybe fresh berries or fruit soup   wheat: salads; lighter food like chicken or sushi; simple cheeses

wheat: Cuisine (Latin American, German) Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina) General (Salad) Meat (Poultry)

dark wheat: Cuisine (Barbecue, Latin American) Cheese (nutty; Asiago, Colby, Parmesan) General (Chocolate) Meat (Salmon)

rye: Cuisine (German) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack) General (Salad) Meat (Pork)

7A Northern German Altbier

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.046 – 1.054
IBUs: 25 – 40 FG: 1.010 – 1.015
SRM: 13 – 19 ABV: 4.5 – 5.2%

 

Hearty foods: roast pork, smoked sausage, grilled salmon; aged Gouda or crumbly Chesire; Almond or mape-walnut cake, pear fritters, cashew brittle      

7B California Common

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.048 – 1.054
IBUs: 30 – 45 FG: 1.011 – 1.014
SRM: 10 – 14 ABV: 4.5 – 5.5%

 

    mid-intensity food: roast pork, smoked sausage or salmon, cocunut-breaded shrimp! Cuisine (Barbecue) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar, tangy; Brick, Edam, Feta) General (Salad) Meat (Pork, Poultry, Fish, Shellfish)

7C Düsseldorf Altbier

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.046 – 1.054
IBUs: 35 – 50 FG: 1.010 – 1.015
SRM: 11 – 17 ABV: 4.5 – 5.2%

 

Hearty foods: roast pork, smoked sausage, grilled salmon; aged Gouda or crumbly Chesire; Almond or mape-walnut cake, pear fritters, cashew brittle   mid-intesity foods: roast pork, smoked sausages or salmon Cuisine (German) Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina) Meat (Smoked Meat, Game, Grilled Meat)

8A Standard/Ordinary Bitter

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.032 – 1.040
IBUs: 25 – 35 FG: 1.007 – 1.011
SRM: 4 – 14 ABV: 3.2 – 3.8%

 

roast chicken or pork, fish & chips; Mild English cheese (lancashire or Leicester); Oatmeal-raisin-walnut cookies or some other satisfying basic dish   roast chicken or pork; classic with curry Cheese (tangy; Brick, Edam, Feta)

8B Special/Best/Premium Bitter

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.040 – 1.048
IBUs: 25 – 40 FG: 1.008 – 1.012
SRM: 5 – 16 ABV: 3.8 – 4.6%

 

roast chicken or pork, fish & chips; Mild English cheese (lancashire or Leicester); Oatmeal-raisin-walnut cookies or some other satisfying basic dish   roast chicken or pork; classic with curry  

8C Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.048 – 1.060
IBUs: 30 – 50 FG: 1.010 – 1.016
SRM: 6 – 18 ABV: 4.6 – 6.2%

 

roast chicken or pork, fish & chips; Mild English cheese (lancashire or Leicester); Oatmeal-raisin-walnut cookies or some other satisfying basic dish   meat pies; English cheese

Cuisine (Barbecue) Cheese (buttery; Brie, Gouda, Havarti, Swiss, nutty; Asiago, Colby, Parmesan) Meat (Pork, Game)

Cuisine (Indian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar) Meat (Fish, Shellfish)

9A Scottish Light 60/-

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.030 – 1.035
IBUs: 10 – 20 FG: 1.010 – 1.013
SRM: 9 – 17 ABV: 2.5 – 3.2%

 

    lighter food: simple cheeses, lighter preparations of salmon and chicken  

9B Scottish Heavy 70/-

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.035 – 1.040
IBUs: 10 – 25 FG: 1.010 – 1.015
SRM: 9 – 17 ABV: 3.2 – 3.9%

 

    lighter food: simple cheeses, lighter preparations of salmon and chicken  

9C Scottish Export 80/-

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.040 – 1.054
IBUs: 15 – 30 FG: 1.010 – 1.016
SRM: 9 – 17 ABV: 3.9 – 5.0%

 

    lighter food: moderately intense cheeses, lighter preparations of salmon and pork  

9D Irish Red Ale

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.044 – 1.060
IBUs: 17 – 28 FG: 1.010 – 1.014
SRM: 9 – 18 ABV: 4.0 – 6.0%

 

      Meat (Pork, Poultry)

9E Strong Scotch Ale

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.070 – 1.130
IBUs: 17 – 35 FG: 1.018 – 1.056
SRM: 14 – 25 ABV: 6.5 – 10%

 

Roasted or grilled beef, lamb, game, smoked salmon; Aged sheep cheese; Mizithra or Idiazabal (smoked!); sticky toffee pudding or chocolate ship shortbread   sticky pudding and other substantial desserts Cheese (buttery; Brie, Gouda, Havarti, Swiss) Meat (Smoked Meat, Salmon)

10A American Pale Ale

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.045 – 1.060
IBUs: 30 – 45 FG: 1.010 – 1.015
SRM: 5 – 14 ABV: 4.5 – 6.2%

 

meat pie, English cheese; great with a burger;Cheddar or Derby with sage cheese; pumpkin flan, maple bread pudding, bananas Foster   wide range of food: classic with a burger Cuisine (Pan Asian) Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina, nutty; Asiago, Colby, Parmesan, tangy; Brick, Edam, Feta) General (Salad) Meat (Poultry)

10B American Amber Ale

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.045 – 1.060
IBUs: 25 – 40 FG: 1.010 – 1.015
SRM: 10 – 17 ABV: 4.5 – 6.2%

 

chicken, seafood, burgers; spicy cuisine; Port-Salut or other lightly tangy chees; Poached pears wuth dule de leche, banana pound cake, pecan lace cookies   chicken, seafood, burgers; spicy cuisine Cheese (sharp; Blue, Cheddar) Meat (Beef, Poultry, Fish)

10C American Brown Ale

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.045 – 1.060
IBUs: 20 – 40 FG: 1.010 – 1.016
SRM: 18 – 35 ABV: 4.3 – 6.2%

 

Hearty foods: roast pork, smoked sausage, grilled salmon; aged Gouda or crumbly Chesire; Almond or mape-walnut cake, pear fritters, cashew brittle   chicken, seafood, burgers; spicy cuisine Cuisine (Barbecue) Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina, nutty; Asiago, Colby, Parmesan) General (Chocolate) Meat (Beef)

11A Mild

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.030 – 1.038
IBUs: 10 – 25 FG: 1.008 – 1.013
SRM: 12 – 25 ABV: 2.8 – 4.5%

 

    roasted meats and a wide range of hearty foods Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack) General (Chocolate) Meat (Grilled Meat)

11B Southern English Brown

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.033 – 1.042
IBUs: 12 – 20 FG: 1.011 – 1.014
SRM: 19 – 35 ABV: 2.8 – 4.1%

 

Hearty foods: roast pork, smoked sausage, grilled salmon; aged Gouda or crumbly Chesire; Almond or mape-walnut cake, pear fritters, cashew brittle   roasted meats and a wide range of hearty foods Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina, nutty; Asiago, Colby, Parmesan) Meat (Pork, Grilled Meat)

11C Northern English Brown

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.040 – 1.052
IBUs: 20 – 30 FG: 1.008 – 1.013
SRM: 12 – 22 ABV: 4.2 – 5.4%

 

Hearty foods: roast pork, smoked sausage, grilled salmon; aged Gouda or crumbly Chesire; Almond or mape-walnut cake, pear fritters, cashew brittle   roasted meats and a wide range of hearty foods Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina, nutty; Asiago, Colby, Parmesan) Meat (Pork, Grilled Meat)

12A Brown Porter

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.040 – 1.052
IBUs: 18 – 35 FG: 1.008 – 1.014
SRM: 20 – 30 ABV: 4 – 5.4%

 

roasted or smoked food: barbecue, sausages, roasted meat, blckened fish; cow milk chees (Tilsit, Gruyère); Chocolate peanut butter cookies, toasted cocunut cookie bars   roasted and smoke food; barbecue, sausages; chocolate chip cookies Cuisine (Barbecue, Latin American) Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina) General (Chocolate, Dessert) Meat (Beef, Shellfish, Smoked Meat, Grilled Meat)

12B Robust Porter

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.048 – 1.065
IBUs: 25 – 50 FG: 1.012 – 1.016
SRM: 22 – 35 ABV: 4.8 – 6.5%

 

    roasted and smoke food; barbecue, sausages; chocolate chip cookies Cuisine (Barbecue, Latin American) Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina) General (Chocolate, Dessert) Meat (Beef, Shellfish, Smoked Meat, Grilled Meat)

12C Baltic Porter

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.060 – 1.090
IBUs: 20 – 40 FG: 1.016 – 1.024
SRM: 17 – 30 ABV: 5.5 – 9.5%

 

    roasted and smoked food; barbecue, prime rib; chocolate cake Cuisine (Barbecue) Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina) Meat (Beef, Smoked Meat, Game, Grilled Meat)

13A Dry Stout

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.036 – 1.050
IBUs: 30 – 45 FG: 1.007 – 1.011
SRM: 25 – 40 ABV: 4 – 5%

 

Hearty, rich food: meat pie, steak; oysters; Irish cheese (Dubliner cheddar); chocolate soufflé, tiramisu, mocha marscapone mousse   hearty rich food: steak, meat pies; oysters

Cuisine (Barbecue) General (Chocolate, Dessert) Meat (Beef, Pork, Smoked Meat, Game)

Cuisine (Barbecue, Latin American) General (Chocolate) Meat (Smoked Meat, Grilled Meat)

13B Sweet Stout

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.044 – 1.060
IBUs: 20 – 40 FG: 1.012 – 1.024
SRM: 30 – 40 ABV: 4 – 6%

 

Rich spicy food like barbacued beef; Oaxacan mole or Szechuan dishes; buttery, well-aged cheddar; chocolate espresso cake, cream puffs, profiterôles   hearty rich food: steak, meat pies; oysters General (Chocolate, Dessert)

13C Oatmeal Stout

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.048 – 1.065
IBUs: 25 – 40 FG: 1.010 – 1.018
SRM: 22 – 40 ABV: 4.2 – 5.9%

 

Rich spicy food like barbacued beef; Oaxacan mole or Szechuan dishes; buttery, well-aged cheddar; chocolate espresso cake, cream puffs, profiterôles   hearty rich food: steak, meat pies; oysters Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina) General (Chocolate, Dessert) Meat (Shellfish, Smoked Meat)

13D Foreign Extra Stout

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.056 – 1.075
IBUs: 30 – 70 FG: 1.010 – 1.018
SRM: 30 – 40 ABV: 5.5 – 8%

 

    hearty rich food: steak, meat pies; oysters; chocolate General (Chocolate, Dessert, Digestive) Meat (Smoked Meat, Grilled Meat)

13E American Stout

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.050 – 1.075
IBUs: 35 – 75 FG: 1.010 – 1.022
SRM: 30 – 40 ABV: 5 – 7%

 

    hearty rich food: steak, meat pies; oysters; chocolate American Imperial: Cheese (buttery; Brie, Gouda, Havarti, Swiss) General (Chocolate, Digestive) Meat (Beef, Smoked Meat, Game, Grilled Meat)

13F Russian Imperial Stout

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.075 – 1.115
IBUs: 50 – 90 FG: 1.018 – 1.030
SRM: 30 – 40 ABV: 8 – 12%

 

Overpowers most main dishes, but stand up to foie gras, smoked goose; long-aged cheese: Gouda, parmesan or Cheddar; dark choclate truffles, chocolate raspberry mousse cake   hearty rich food: steak, meat pies; oysters; chocolate General (Chocolate, Dessert, Digestive)

14A English IPA

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.050 – 1.075
IBUs: 40 – 60 FG: 1.010 – 1.018
SRM: 8 – 14 ABV: 5 – 7.5%

 

Stong spicy food (classic with curry); bold, sweet deserts like carrot cake; Gorgonzola and Cambozola cheese; caramel apple tart, ginger spice cake, persimmon rice pudding   strong, spicy food; bold sweet desserts like carrot cake Cuisine (Curried, Indian) Cheese (nutty; Asiago, Colby, Parmesan, sharp; Blue, Cheddar) Meat (Shellfish)

14B American IPA

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.056 – 1.075
IBUs: 40 – 70 FG: 1.010 – 1.018
SRM: 6 – 15 ABV: 5.5 – 7.5%

 

    wide range of food: classic with a burger Cuisine (Curried, Thai) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) Meat (Poultry, Fish, Shellfish, Salmon)

14C Imperial IPA

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.070 – 1.090
IBUs: 60 – 120 FG: 1.010 – 1.020
SRM: 8 – 15 ABV: 7.5 – 10%

 

Smoked beef brisket, grilled lamb; chicken fried steak; American bleu cheese; very sweet desserts like carrot cake, caramel cheese cake or crème brûlée   very rich food; gorgonzola; carrot cake Cuisine (Barbecue) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) Meat (Game, Grilled Meat, Salmon)

15A Wiezen/Weissbier

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.044 – 1.052
IBUs: 8 – 15 FG: 1.010 – 1.014
SRM: 2 – 8 ABV: 4.3 – 5.6%

 

lighter foods: salads, seafood, sushi, wiesswurst; chère goat cheese or herbed spread (Boursin); strawberry shortcake, fruit trifle or other very light dessert; key lime pie   lighter foods: seafood, weisswurst Cuisine (German) Cheese (tangy; Brick, Edam, Feta) General (Salad) Meat (Poultry, Fish, Shellfish)

15B Dunkelwiezen

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.044 – 1.056
IBUs: 10 – 18 FG: 1.010 – 1.014
SRM: 14 – 23 ABV: 4.3 – 5.6%

 

substantial salads, roast chicken or pork, hearty sausage; soft-ripended goat or smoked Gouda; sweet potato tart, peach pecan strudel, banana creme pie   lighter foods: seafood, weisswurst Cuisine (Curried, German) Cheese (nutty; Asiago, Colby, Parmesan) General (Digestive) Meat (Salmon)

15C Wiezenbock

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.064 – 1.090
IBUs: 15 – 30 FG: 1.015 – 1.022
SRM: 12 – 25 ABV: 6.5 – 8.0%

 

roast pork, beef, smoked ham or game dishes; aged Provalone or Spanish Manchego cheese; pine nut torte with dried fruit, and banana souflée duck and venison big desserts Cuisine (German) General (Chocolate, Dessert) Meat (Grilled Meat)

15D Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.046 – 1.056
IBUs: 10 – 20 FG: 1.010 – 1.014
SRM: 14 – 19 ABV: 4.5 – 6%

 

      Cuisine (German) Cheese (sharp; Blue, Cheddar) General (Salad) Meat (Pork)

16A Witbier

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.044 – 1.052
IBUs: 10 – 20 FG: 1.008 – 1.012
SRM: 2 – 4 ABV: 4.5 – 5.5%

 

lighter seafood dishes, and is classically paired with steamed mussels; marscapone or herb cheese spread on crackers; banana orange crepes, blood orange sorbet, and panna cotta with lemon salads, as long as the dressing isn't verly sweet, and vinaigrettes; goes well with egg dishes (even grilled cheese and ham sandwiches!), and bacon and sausage goes well with witbier, too. Oliver adds that witbier goes well with sushi, sashimi and smoked salmon, and any fish dish prepared with citrus. He also suggests witbier with Mexican and Thai dishes, which pairs well with the coriander in the witbier. Even Indian food can pair with witbier. But witbier doesn't stand up to anything spicy mussels, salmon, and chicken Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, tangy; Brick, Edam, Feta) General (Salad) Meat (Poultry, Fish, Shellfish)

16B Belgian Pale Ale

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.048 – 1.054
IBUs: 20 – 30 FG: 1.010 – 1.014
SRM: 8 – 14 ABV: 4.8 – 5.5%

 

    cheese, mussels, chicken, spicy dishes IPA: Cheese (sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger, tangy; Brick, Edam, Feta) General (Salad)

16C Saison

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.048 – 1.065
IBUs: 20 – 35 FG: 1.002 – 1.012
SRM: 5 – 14 ABV: 5 – 7%

 

    substantial salads, chicken, richer seafood; bloomy-rind cheese. Earthier versions: goat cheese Cuisine (Curried, Thai) Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina, nutty; Asiago, Colby, Parmesan, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) General (Salad, Apéritif) Meat (Poultry, Fish, Shellfish)

16D Bière de Garde

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.060 – 1.080
IBUs: 18 – 28 FG: 1.008 – 1.016
SRM: 6 – 19 ABV: 6 – 8.5%

 

    hearty rich food; steak, roast pork, beef stew; simple desserts Cuisine (Indian, Middle Eastern) Cheese (nutty; Asiago, Colby, Parmesan, tangy; Brick, Edam, Feta) General (Salad, Apéritif) Meat (Fish, Shellfish)

16E Belgian Specialty Ale

       

17A Berliner Weisse

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.028 – 1.032
IBUs: 3 – 8 FG: 1.003 – 1.006
SRM: 2 – 3 ABV: 2.8 – 3.8%

 

    the lightest salads and seafoods; a mild cheese Cuisine (German) Cheese (buttery; Brie, Gouda, Havarti, Swiss, sharp; Blue, Cheddar) General (Salad, Apéritif)

17B Flanders Red Ale

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.048 – 1.057
IBUs: 10 – 25 FG: 1.002 – 1.012
SRM: 10 – 16 ABV: 4.6 – 6.5%

 

      Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina, sharp; Blue, Cheddar) Meat (Grilled Meat)

17C Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.040 – 1.074
IBUs: 20 – 25 FG: 1.008 – 1.012
SRM: 15 – 22 ABV: 4 – 8%

 

    tangy cheese; rich meat; fried dishes; light fruit tart Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina) General (Chocolate) Meat (Grilled Meat)

17D Straight (Unblended) Lambic

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.040 – 1.054
IBUs: 0 – 10 FG: 1.001 – 1.010
SRM: 3 – 7 ABV: 5 – 6.5%

 

    lighter foods; cuts fat nicely; Cheese (sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) General (Apéritif, Digestive)

17E Gueuze

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.040 – 1.060
IBUs: 0 – 10 FG: 1.000 – 1.006
SRM: 3 – 7 ABV: 5 – 8%

 

      Cheese (buttery; Brie, Gouda, Havarti, Swiss, sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger)

17F Fruit Lambic

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.040 – 1.060
IBUs: 0 – 10 FG: 1.000 – 1.010
SRM: 3 – 7
(varies w/ fruit)
ABV: 5 – 7%

 

    dessert General (Chocolate, Salad, Dessert, Apéritif)

18A Belgian Blonde Ale

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.062 – 1.075
IBUs: 15 – 30 FG: 1.008 – 1.018
SRM: 4 – 7 ABV: 6 – 7.5%

 

       

18B Belgian Dubbel

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.062 – 1.075
IBUs: 15 – 25 FG: 1.008 – 1.018
SRM: 10 – 17 ABV: 6 – 7.6%

 

barbedue, meat stews, steak, rib roast; washed-rind abbey-type cheese or French Morbier; milk chocolate, butter truffles, chocolate bread pudding   hearty food: barbecued ribs, abbey cheese, tiramisu, chocolate cake, medium intensity desserts Cheese (buttery; Brie, Gouda, Havarti, Swiss, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) General (Chocolate) Meat (Beef)

18C Belgian Tripel

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.075 – 1.085
IBUs: 20 – 40 FG: 1.008 – 1.014
SRM: 4.5 – 7 ABV: 7.5 – 9.5%

 

Spicy Cajun food, crab cakes, pheasant, roast turkey; triple-crème (St. Andre or Explorateur); non-chocolate desserts; apricot-amaretto tart, baklava, Linzer torte   roast pork, rich seafood like lobster, creamy desserts like crème brûlée Cuisine (Mediterranean) Cheese (sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) Meat (Pork, Poultry)

18D Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.070 – 1.095
IBUs: 22 – 35 FG: 1.005 – 1.016
SRM: 3 – 6 ABV: 7.5 – 10.5%

 

Spicy Cajun food, crab cakes, pheasant, roast turkey; triple-crème (St. Andre or Explorateur); non-chocolate desserts; apricot-amaretto tart, baklava, Linzer torte   salmon, chicken, spicy food, Thai food General (Apéritif, Digestive) Meat (Game, Salmon)

18E Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.075 – 1.110
IBUs: 20 – 35 FG: 1.010 – 1.024
SRM: 12 – 22 ABV: 8 – 11%

 

    very hearty food; strong cheese; chocolate Cuisine (Barbecue) Cheese (sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) Meat (Beef, Grilled Meat)

19A Old Ale

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.060 – 1.090
IBUs: 30 – 60 FG: 1.015 – 1.022
SRM: 10 – 22 ABV: 6 – 9%

 

roast beef, lamb, game, grilled or roasted; Double Glouscester or other rich moderately aged cheese; spiced plum-walnut tart, classic cannoli, toffee apple crisp   big, intense dishes such as roast beef and lamb; stands up to rich deserts Cheese (buttery; Brie, Gouda, Havarti, Swiss) General (Digestive)

19B English Barleywine

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.080 – 1.120
IBUs: 35 – 70 FG: 1.018 – 1.030
SRM: 8 – 22 ABV: 8 – 12%

 

Overpowers most main dishes-best with strong cheeses or dessert; Stilton and walnuts; Rich sweet desserts; chocolate hazelnut torte, toffee caramel cheesecake   very intense food but better with dessert; Stilton cheese Cheese (sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) General (Digestive)

19C American Barleywine

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.080 – 1.120
IBUs: 50 – 120 FG: 1.016 – 1.030
SRM: 10 – 19 ABV: 8 – 12%

 

Overpowers most main dishes-best with strong cheeses or dessert; Stilton and walnuts; Rich sweet desserts; chocolate hazelnut torte, toffee caramel cheesecake   big food; aged cheese; intense desserts Cheese (sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) General (Dessert, Digestive)
20 Fruit Beer     salads and lighter foods; lighter desserts General (Salad)
21A Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer     Pumpkin ale: roast turkey and gingerbread

chile: Cuisine (Barbecue, Latin American) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack) Meat (Fish, Smoked Meat)

pumpkin: General (Dessert) Meat (Poultry)

spice: General (Dessert, Apéritif, Digestive)

vegetable: General (Salad)

21B Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer        

22A Classic Rauchbier

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.050 – 1.057
IBUs: 20 – 30 FG: 1.012 – 1.016
SRM: 12 – 22 ABV: 4.8 – 6%

 

      Cuisine (Barbecue, German) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar) Meat (Beef, Smoked Meat, Game, Grilled Meat, Salmon)
22B Other Smoked Beer       Cuisine (Barbecue) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar) Meat (Beef, Smoked Meat, Game, Grilled Meat, Salmon)
22C Wood-Aged Beer     huge, rich desserts and Stilton cheese