As a foodie and an admirer of both craft beer and fine wines, I often wonder what the perfect food pairing is. What follows is a monthly debate on just that. Once a month I’ll toss out a food for pairing suggestions from my fellow beer geeks and wine nerds. Some dishes will come with a convention that popular opinion dictates a specific pairing. Other posts will present a dish that is a toss-up between beer or wine. I look forward to hearing your suggestions in this conversation. Be creative, challenge norms, have fun, and check back often to read what others have to say.
This month’s beer or wine challenge is dedicated to the age-old tradition of the summer BBQ. What’s better than a day on the lake or at the pool than coming home to some piping hot BBQ ribs that have been slow cooking all day? That tangy BBQ sauce that says summer is here. Those mouthwatering sides like collard greens, mac-and-cheese, and sweet potatoes that are only meant to pair with BBQ. My stomach is grumbling just writing this post. A meal that begs to be finished with the perfect quencher. What is your perfect beer or wine pairing with fresh off the ‘cue slab of ribs?