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Craft Beer and Food Pairing Guide

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Beer and Food Pairing Guide

The CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Pairing Chart breaks down pairing by looking at food components and beer flavors to describe potential interactions and provides examples of familiar dishes.

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Beer Tasting Sheet

This beer tasting sheet helps you analyze the main characteristics of beer, including appearance, aroma and mouthfeel.

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Interactive Tasting Worksheets

These forms take you through tasting five common beer styles alongside four common food ingredients to allow you to quickly form generalizations about common interactions between beer and food.

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Beer Tasting Mat

This simple tasting mat helps you keep your beer samples organized and tasting notes organized.

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What’s Wrong With My Beer?

This handy chart looks at some common flaws caused by the mishandling of beer. Learn what to look for and why these flaws occur.

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Tasting Tools

Beer and Cheese Please!

CraftBeer.com's Andy Sparhawk shares tips for pairing craft beer and cheese including matching intensities, pairing complimentary and contrasting flavors and how to taste each component of a pairing.

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CraftBeer.com Flavor Triangle

The CraftBeer.com Flavor Triangle demonstrates that flavor is more than just taste, it's a combination of taste, aroma and sensation on the palate that all work together to create an intensity that you perceive.

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There is no need to be a brewer or Cicerone to taste beer thoughtfully and critically. CraftBeer.com’s Tasting Tools offer many ways to explore the beverage of beer, including as a pairing with food or as a deep sensory exploration. Sort through a variety of different tasting beer infographics that provide visual representation of beer pairings, charts on beer attributes and even beer off-flavors. On these pages, you can easily download handy beer tasting worksheets that will help you build your beer palate. All of this is available for beer lovers that want to become better at tasting beer.

Do you want to train your palate to taste more nuances in beers, or have you ever wondered what beer style pairs best with pizza? In this Tasting Tools section, you can elevate your beer tasting experience by combining beer education and useful beer worksheets to help you along your beer journey.