2. American Lager and Cold Pack Cheese Spread
Miller High Life and a tub of Merkt's is Americana paradise. You don't have to get fancy. Cold, cheap beer, salty Ritz, and classic Wisconsin cheese spread is a match made in heaven. It's tangy, refreshing, and satisfying. What more do you need?
3. Saison and Gruyère
Aged Alpine-style cheeses like Gruyère have a huge range of flavors, like leather, toasted hazelnuts, and spring flowers. Like most aged cheeses, they're also pretty rich. Counter that heft with a dry, crisp saison. Those wild, yeasty notes mirror the fruity, animal character of the Alpine.
4. Sour Ale and Camembert
We're not talking about your basic grocery store brie here—you want a camembert that stinks. Sour ales have enough fermented funk to compliment that earthy, barnyard flavor. It's a pretty intense flavor matchup, so temper the combo with a drizzle of local honey. That golden sweetness will marry the two seamlessly.