Beer for Breakfast: Several Surprising Pairings

Beer for Breakfast: Several Surprising Pairings

Stephanie Barlow
Sep 12, 2011

If you've ever found yourself in a European train station early in the morning, you'll know that having a beer with breakfast isn't out of the ordinary for some. In fact, beer has a rich history at breakfast, dating back to the 19th century. The Wall Street Journal suggests a few pairings to start your morning buzz.

Thinking of beer as nutritious might be a stretch, but adding a pint to your breakfast table could mean for a spectacular pairing. The Wall Street Journal reports:

"Beer, nourishment aside, is a livelier companion. In fact, paired with morning foods such as oatmeal or granola, unexpected flavors emerge like green tea and chocolate milk.

Coffee beers are an obvious choice, some brewers flavor ales with maple syrup and a home brewing friend in Texas has even experimented with bacon. You needn't be that literal, however. Just think of your morning beer as a side of toast, in a glass."

Ok, I'm sold. Read on below for pairing suggestions.

Do ever enjoy a pint with breakfast?

Read more: Eggs and a Side of...Beer? at The Wall Street Journal

Related: Beer Review: Founders Breakfast Stout

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