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How to pair beer with food like a pro

It’s an entire certified profession, but a few tricks can really up your game.

We all know there’s an art to pairing wine with food. Even if the extent of our knowledge is, “red with red meat, white with fish and chicken,” we know that sommeliers dedicate their entire lives to perfectly selecting and studying wines. Something that’s a little less known is that there’s actually an equally dedicated profession for beer. Trained Cicerones do basically the same thing as sommeliers except with beer. Go figure.

If you’re one to find a beer you like and drink it with anything, or pair any beer with whatever you’re throwing on the barbecue, a Cicerone would argue that you’re missing out on the true potential of both the drink and the meal. Because you may have had a good beer with a good burger, but have you ever had the perfect beer with the perfect burger?

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