A Likely Marriage: Brews and Tunes

We've all thought about pairing wine with various cheeses or small bites, and maybe you've even thought of doing the same with craft beers. Rye pretzels, good cheese, and salty nuts are wonderful with beer. But when it comes to pairings, how about music?

NPR recently ran a little piece that discussed pairing beer with music. After taking part in a tasting program with wine and music a while back, writer Aaron Sherman decided it was time to do the same with beer: "Pick a program of fabulous music and find the perfect accompanying brew. With bottles in hand and iPod on full blast, I set out to find suitable matches."

His findings? Boddingtons Pub Ale is apparently great with George Solti while Pabst Blue Ribbon is fantastic with a little Bessie Smith on the side.

What do you think? Do you have particular music you like to listen to while enjoying an end-of-the-day ale?

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• Music and Food Pairings: Turntable Kitchen
• Music and Food Collide: Food is the New Rock
• Set Recipes to Music: The Recipe Project

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