Cooking with Leinies

The 3C's of Beer Pairing

There are no hard and fast rules to beer pairings, since both food and beer have a wide range of flavors, aromas, colors, and textures. But here are the "3 C's" of beer pairing to help you make your choices.

  • Leinies Original on PlateCut - Beer helps cut through thick sauces and rich foods. When you take that first bite of a dish, there is nothing like it. But after a couple of bites, your mouth gets used to the flavor. Beer can help make every bite as good as the first. The carbonation can literally scrub out your palate.
  • Sunset Wheat and Thai FoodContrast - Choosing a beer that contracts the flavor of your dish can help you appreciate all the unique flavors in both the beer and dish, and balance it out. For example a wheat beer and Thai food can help balance out the spices in the dish.
  • Snowdrift Porter and SteakCompliment - Choosing a beer that compliments a dish can help enhance similar flavors, such as a grilled steak with a porter. The porter will help enhance the caramel grilled flavor.

Beer and Cheese Pairings

Pairing beer and cheese is an obvious combination, but without going to an event, how do you know what pairs well with what? Here you can find out what Sartori cheese matches best with certain Leinies beer. You can find Leinies and Sartori cheese in your local grocery store. Whether it is a refreshing and light taste, or a smooth robust flavor, your expertise on beer/cheese pairing will be amazing after you try the following suggestions. If you are sitting home tonight, or want to impress your friends this weekend, these pairings will be the highlight of your evening.

  • Leinie's Berry Weiss & Sartori's Raspberry BellaVitano

    IBU Calories Malts Hops Other
    13.5 207 Blend of Pale malts, Caramel and Munich Cluster Loganberry, Blackberry, and Elderberry
    Leinies Berry Weiss Raspberry BellaVitano

    Berry Weiss:

    Brewed with Pale and Wheat malt and an enticing blend of blackberries, elderberries and loganberries that are all indigenous to Wisconsin, Berry Weiss is deliciously different!

    Raspberry BellaVitano:

    This is the ideal pairing for Leinie's Berry Weiss. The fruit in each is distinguishable yet blends nicely with the creaminess of the cheese.