Sorry, Winos: Beer Just Pairs Better with Food

Why are you still reaching for the riesling when a pilsner is what you really need?

Why do we always head straight for wine when we're looking for the perfect beverage to pair with food? There's so much beer in the world now; there's got to be something out there that's just as good for bringing out the best in your food as wine is—and there are definitely people who argue that beer does the job even better.

On the most recent episode of Beerland, MUNCHIES Culinary Director Farideh Sadeghin, brewer Liam McLachan, and bartender Nate Soroko hung out at Golden Road’s taproom in California to make that point. “Most people think of food and wine. Most people don’t think of beer and food as a pairing, but you can eat the most delicious steaks and the most fantastic pies and all kinds of fantastic foods, and pair them with wonderful beers, and it accentuates it so much,” says McLachlan. “Wine is fantastic—beer is better.”

Tune in tonight at 10 PM to catch the latest episode of Beerland, and see what else Farideh has to say about using beer as a beverage pairing. See more of this season’s exploration of the country’s beer scene over on VICELAND.