This is the 3rd time my boyfriend and I hosted a beer tasting. This particular one is to celebrate our recently move to Austin Texas. We usually start with a light beer and move to darker beers by the end of the tasting. I usually do a little bit of research on websites like to figure out the flavour profile of the beer, and try to pair food that would bring out those specific notes from the beer. Portion┬ácontrol is very important when planning a large menu, since the food will be competing with the beer for space in the stomach. If you want your guests to go all the way to course/beer #6, you really have to be aware of how much food/alcohol a person can actually eat, ┬áso it’s always better to serve portions that’s smaller than what you think a person will eat in a 6 course meal, because guests can always go for left overs if they really like something. Remember, it’s a TASTING menu!! Read the rest of this entry »