Pints & Plates will coordinate and prepare your beer and food pairing event, whether an intimate dinner party for 6 or a fun and informative social beer and food pairing event for larger groups, in the Baltimore/Annapolis/Washington DC metropolitain area. Our services are perfect for private and corporate events that offer a unique and different experience. Enjoy amazing food and beers while learning about the basis for each individual pairing.
Whether this is your first beer and food pairing or you are a beer connoisseur or adventurous, gourmet foodie, we offer selections catered specifically to you and your guests. All of our craft beers are expertly selected, and our dishes are chef-prepared for your event.
While the popularity of specialty craft beer has grown, people are becoming more and more interested in high quality, complex beers. The farm-to-table approach of using fresh and local ingredients in creative gourmet dishes has grown by leaps and bounds as well. Allow Pints & Plates to mesh the two seamlessly and deliciously together for your enjoyment.
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Pints & Plates local craft beer recommendations for this winter
Union Miracle (7.7% ABV) is a weizenbock brewed in tribute to the Miracle on 34th Street in the Baltimore neighborhood of Hampden, with the crazy lights and Christmas decorations that is truly something to behold. The sweet caramel and chocolate notes from the malt are layered with clove and winter spice flavors from the German hefeweizen yeast that will keep you warm while walking around the cold night looking at Christmas lights. Pair with a nutmeg banana bread.
Heavy Seas Winter Storm (7.5% ABV) is not your typical winter beer. It is an ESB (Extra Special Bitter), a British style that balances the caramel and rich maltiness with an earthy and distinct hop bitterness. The nutty and earthy flavors complement a spinach, brie and mushroom phyllo pie baked to crispy perfection.
Evolution Winter Migration (10.5% ABV) has a complex malt base typical of a dark stong ale, which aged in bourbon barrels provides char, vanilla and bourbon flavors imparted by the barrels to complement the caramel, chocolate and coffee flavors from the malt. Let this beer warm a bit and pair with a plate of figs, roquefort, smoked gouda and cranberry jam to eat with a fresh loaf of the bread of your choice. if you want something a bit more substantial, pair with a coffee crusted ribeye, grilled to medium rare (or doneness of your liking) and roasted winter vegetables, such as delicata squash and turnips.
Burley Oak Snow Job (9.2% ABV) is a winter warmer with a rich malt base complemented by cranberries and orange zest, reminiscent of fruit cake, and juniper to evoke the smells of winter. You can always pair with fruit cake, but for those of you who aren't the biggest fans of the traditional Christmas bread, pair with a succulent pork roasted with cranberries, oranges and apples and spiced with cloves and allspice.