Oktoberfest is one of the world’s greatest celebrations of German beer, culture, and cuisine. Check out a brief history here, courtesy of wikipedia. But to honest, I’m more interested in the party! This year will be my parent’s 30th wedding anniversary, and instead of having an anniversary party, they enlisted me to put together an epic menu for an Oktoberfest celebration. It’s designed as a 5+ Course meal, but these pairings will work wonders on an individual basis as well.
When pairing food and beer, there are no “perfect” pairings. A few rules help guide your path: (1) Match Intensity. (2) Think it terms of how the elements of beer and food Compliment, Contrast, and Cut.
Try a few or try them all, Prost!
For more ideas, check this website out: http://www.craftbeer.com/food/pairing/pairing-interactions.