Photograph by Misha Gravenor
Known as “farmer’s style” sausage, brats are filled with ground pork and veal seasoned with nutmeg, coriander, or caraway seeds. Often flavored with or cooked in beer, they’re a natural brew partner.
Goes with…lager. Choose something simple. Anything too hoppy could overwhelm the mild spicing of the pork.
Goes with…Hefeweizen. Bockwurst pairs well with unfiltered wheat beers. The tangy citrus notes help cut through the richness of the veal.
Goes with…porter. Bring out the dark beers for this one. Their sweet malt counters the strong seasoning.
Goes with…rauchbier. Kielbasa’s heady taste is heightened by this spicy German-style ale, in which the malt is smoked before brewing.
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