Holiday beer pairing options by Mathieu Poirier

From Monday Magazine, by Mathieu Poirier

As year-end nears and the shift to the holiday season begins, family and friends will gather for dinner and drinks with invitations that often come with the question of what to bring.

While the tried and true gift of a bottle of wine is still a nice touch, it’s a tradition easily re-energized with some amazing local beers instead. With so many amazing styles of beer out there, making sure your pairing goes well can be tricky. But if you’re unsure, the key to every good pairing is intensity. By matching intensity between the food and the beer, it ensures neither will overwhelm or fall flat, and the flavours can then be used to resonate, enhance, or contrast the pair.

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