If you have a chance to take a beer pairing class, or attend a beer pairing dinner, I highly recommend it. The class was taught by Bruce Paton, aka the Beer Chef and Craig Wathen of City Beer Store.
So what did I learn?
*Involve the senses
*start with a 2 oz pour, hold to light, swirl to open and smell
*roll over the tongue
*what is the after taste?
*think about the flavor, what would go best with it?
*compliment, contrast & cut (when the taste buds are assaulted)
I learned about barrel aging, craft brewing, smoked beer and session beer
I am excited to learn more about beer pairing and cooking with beer. Be on the lookout for more on beer as I discover new and fabulous brews!