BEER AND BARBECUE–PERFECT PARTNERS
Garrett guides you through the menu with a few of his favorite beers (all are available in large supermarkets). For more information on pairing beer with food, check out Garrett's award-winning book The Brewmaster's Table (HarperCollins, $16.95)–we review it in this article–or visit www.brooklynbrewery.com.
- Hoegaarden (Belgium) and Pilsner Urquell (Czech Republic): Both are light, snappy, and very refreshing warm-weather beers; ideal with Barbecue Deviled Eggs and Tomato-and-Onion Salad.
- Brooklyn Lager (New York): Subtle caramelized flavors with a hint of sweetness make this a nice all-around player for the entire menu. For a distributor in your area, visit www.brooklynbrewery.com.
- Abita Turbodog (Louisiana) and Brooklyn Brown Ale (New York): Their smoky flavors make these the ultimate beers to go with Tabb's Barbecue Pork. Anything that's been grilled or smoked will pair nicely with amber and brown beers.
- Anchor Porter (California): Hints of coffee and chocolate make this full-bodied beer just the right partner for Peach-Cinnamon Ice Cream.