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 autumn
Heavy Seas AArgtoberfest has a rich caramel sweetness that is balanced by the somewhat dry finish of this Oktoberfest lager. Allow the beer to warm up a bit to enjoy the full malt character, relax and enjoy the coming of autumn. This beer pairs with anything pork, from a pork roast to bacon and if you want a cheese to pair, try Manchego cheese.
Burley Oak Rude Boy packs a punch of both hop bitterness and biting rye flavor that are matched by strong brown sugar and dark fruit flavors from the malts. You can taste the alcohol in this beer, but the dry finish makes it very drinkable for an 8.1% ABV beer. This beer can stand alone or pair with a ripe Stilton cheese.
Stillwater Autumnal incorporates the flavors of autumn, with earthy, fruity and caramel flavors perfectly complementing each other in this deep amber colored beer. Pair with maple roasted butternut squash topped with an earthy brie.
Evolution Jaques au Lantern is made with pumpkin and spices and fermented with Belgian yeast to accentuate the roundness and earthy spiciness. Try this as a complement to roasted heritage turkey stuffed with rosemary, sage and apples.
Brewer's Art St. Festivus is a Belgian version of a winter warmer. It's rich dark burnt caramel softens with some sweetness and dark fruit flavors and spices, predominantly ginger. Pair with a cinnamon and ginger pear tart.
DuClaw Twisted Kilt has a complex caramel base that lends some thickness and sweetness to the beer, perfect for the cold weather. It begs to pair with a smoked brisket or beef stew.
Union Balt Alt is a traditional German alt beer, which is difficult to find from an American craft brewery. This is a wonderful example of the style, with rich caramel and slight roast accentuated by a dark fruit sweetness. At 5.5% ABV, you can have more than one! Roast a piece of wild boar and the caramelization from the meat will pair wonderfully with the caramel flavors in the beer.