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Old 10-29-2013, 08:09 PM
 
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OK, what would the CD beer drinkers suggests stocking for a pasta dinner to include guests who aren't wine snobs(just kidding for those who are).

What beer would you suggest with a cream sauce(al fredo, mozzarella, white cheddar), pesto, and tomato based sauces?
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:17 PM
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as weird as it may sound, a lighter malt beer, something like DPA from great divide brewery, or even their rumble ipa. more or less a weaker ipa or brown ale.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:44 PM
 
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OK, what would the CD beer drinkers suggests stocking for a pasta dinner to include guests who aren't wine snobs(just kidding for those who are).

What beer would you suggest with a cream sauce(al fredo, mozzarella, white cheddar), pesto, and tomato based sauces?
If you were thinking wine, you'd want to consider something fairly acidic/tannic but not too heavy for the cream sauce and probably a somewhat neutral lighter wine for the tomato sauce. Basil pesto probably works best with a sturdy white - almost anything other than sauv blanc would do.

So, what would be the beer equivalents? Something with a citrus tone for alfredo, maybe even a wheat beer, a marzen or lighter American ale for the tomato sauce and I think you can experiment to your heart's desire on the pesto. You could play it safe with a good pilsner or be daring with something like Stone Black Imperial IPA, which is probably overkill, but I'd like it :-)
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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OK, what would the CD beer drinkers suggests stocking for a pasta dinner to include guests who aren't wine snobs(just kidding for those who are).

What beer would you suggest with a cream sauce(al fredo, mozzarella, white cheddar), pesto, and tomato based sauces?
I'm late to this, so you probably already had your dinner...but, you could go in a number of ways.

A lighter pilsner beer with a bit more carbonation is an option. The meal is very creamy, so the carbonation will help clean you mouth after a bite. Pilsner Urquell may be a good option, as it has some bitterness on the back end. An american lager would also work, not quite as well, although probably get disparaged by the snobs.

If you want more contrast to the flavors, I suppose you could go with a medium dark beer, although i typically pair those with red meats. Like a belgian double, maybe.

A wheat beer could work, too. They are extremely versatile.

I, personally, would stay away from pale ales, but that is just me.
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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Personally I'd go for a nice Italian beer, like a Peroni...

Age Gate | Peroni Nastro Azzurro
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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It may be cliche (?) but I enjoy Birra Moretti Rosa with italian food.
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:11 PM
 
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Although I replied earlier I did so from a professional angle. After thinking about it, I doubt I'd ever pair a beer with a pasta dish for personal consumption. Too filling.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:55 PM
 
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It may be cliche (?) but I enjoy Birra Moretti Rosa with italian food.
Why would that be a cliche? Most of my favorite (real) Italian restaurants serve Moretti and Peroni beers, at a minimum. There's a reason for that. They're good beers!

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Although I replied earlier I did so from a professional angle. After thinking about it, I doubt I'd ever pair a beer with a pasta dish for personal consumption. Too filling.
To each his/her own. When I think about it several of my favorite pasta dishes, such as fettucini alfredo or carbonera, or even a simple toss of pasta, butter and grated cheese, of which I am inordinately fond, are all quite well paired with the taste of a good beer.

Of course, I no longer fit in my old ballet outfits, but to everything there is a season, eh?
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:24 PM
 
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Keystone light! Goes damn good with everything! Seriously, beer sucks with meals. Usual snacks are o.k. though.


P.S. I kid you not!
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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Although I replied earlier I did so from a professional angle. After thinking about it, I doubt I'd ever pair a beer with a pasta dish for personal consumption. Too filling.
I agree. I like beer but all the carbs you get with pasta make it too filling to enjoy. I go with bourbon
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