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Crème Brulee

Submitted By: D.P.
Hop Czar’s deep malty background complements burnt sweetness while citrus notes cut through creaminess.

Grilled Teriyaki Skirt Steak

Submitted By: Molly Gilbert
Kingpin’s bitter aroma make it suitable for any meat dish and the dry-hopped character of this ale adds complexity to sweet, smoky sauces.

A Classic Cheeseburger

Submitted By: Basso
What beer doesn’t go well with a Burger? Pick a tangy cheese such as a sharp cheddar that will play off of Kingpin’s bitterness.

Grilled Lamb

Submitted By: M. Taylor
The smoky sweetness of grilled lamb finds complement in the deep malty background and bitterness of Bridgeport’s imperial IPA.

Artisanal Blue Cheese

Submitted By: Jess A.
The czar's floral notes add delicate complexity to pungent cheeses while bitterness balances the creamy mouthfeel.

Grilled Salmon

Submitted By: S. Murray
The crisp finish of Blue Heron pairs beautifully with fresh grilled salmon, especially when prepared with citrusy or Asian-inspired glazes or marinades.

Bananas Foster

Submitted By: S.S.
The round, soft palate feel of Blue Heron make it a delightful companion to the cold, sugary and spicy flavors of this old-school dessert.

Spicy Curry

Submitted By: Ali F.
Full hoppy flavor stand up to the strong, often palate-disabling heat of Indian curries.

Gorgonzola & Cambozola

Submitted By: Adam Smith
The bitterness of IPA brings out spicy flavors in some of the more aggressive cheeses.

Carrot Cake

Submitted By: Andrea
Bold sweet desserts such as carrot cake are matched by the bold hoppy flavors of Bridgeport’s award winning IPA.

Chicken Fajitas

Submitted By: Ian
Subtle, complex citrus flavors that characterize this bright ale pair wonderfully with poultry. Its crisp qualities make it refreshing alongside heat-inducing Mexican spices.

Fresh Berries with Zabaglione

Submitted By: Jennifer M
Citrusy, crisp flavors offer a nice contrast to creamy, sweet custards and enhance the tartness of fresh summer berries.

Beef Stew

Submitted By: Richard
A full bodied beer such as Ebenezer can stand up to a wintery dish like beef stew, while its light aroma won't conflict with fragrant spices. The sweetness of long-stewed meat is also enhanced by Ebenezer’s caramel finish.

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberries

Submitted By: Ruth R.
Dark Rain's chocolate and roasted malt flavors combine divinely with rich cocoa while the raspberry's festive color punctuates the dark.

Rosemary & Lemon Roasted Chicken

Submitted By: James B.
Bitterness and roasted characteristics add complexity and depth to straightforward flavors of rosemary and lemon.

Baked Brie in Pastry with Honeycrisp Apples

Submitted By: Frank B.
Crisp, sweet apples brightly contrast the maltiness of Dark Rain ale and creamy Brie.