The Art of Brewing
Explore the brewer's art, one bottle at a time.
The combination of malt sweetness, hop bitterness and carbonation gives beer a versatility that shines with foods traditionally considered wine-friendly, such as cheese or Mediterranean dishes, as well as with those regions where wine fears to tread — namely Asian, Indian, Caribbean and Mexican cuisines. A world of fine international and domestic beers is yours to explore at your neighborhood Giant Eagle®.
India Pale Ale (IPA)
Flavor Profile: Dry, assertively hoppy and bitter with distinctive grapefruit esters.
Pair with: Thai or Indian cuisine, salmon, shellfish
Brews of Note: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Lagunitas IPA, Smuttynose IPA
Flavor Profile: Dry to medium-dry with strong hop character, fruit and floral notes and some malt
Pair with: spicy dishes, burgers, pizza, caramelized desserts
Brews of Note: Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale
White (Wit) Ale
Flavor Profile: Light-bodied, crisp and thirst-quenching, with defined notes of lemon zest, orange blossom and coriander
Pair with: Fresh goat cheese, white fish, shellfish, dishes flavored with orange
Brews of Note: Blue Moon, Unibroue Blanche de Chambly
Wheat (Weiss) Beer
Flavor Profile: Light to medium bodied, crisp, with signature flavors of banana and clove; notably foamy head
Pair with: Fried or jerk chicken, steamed crabs or crab cakes, Mexican cuisine
Brews of Note: Franziskaner, Weissbier, Hoegaarden, Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat
Flavor Profile: Medium-bodied with mild hop character, malt, fruit and spice overtones and robust carbonation
Pair with: Spicy Asian and Indian dishes, fried foods
Brews of Note: Spaten, Harp, Great Lakes Eliot Ness
Flavor Profile: Dry, crisp and light-bodied with pronounced hoppiness
Pair with: Pizza, spicy Mexican cuisine, fried foods
Brews of Note: Pilsner Urquell, Paulaner Pilsner, Victory Prima Pils
Flavor Profile: Dark brown to opaque, moderate to high hop character, with roasted coffee and chocolate flavors. Brewed in a variety of styles, including cream stout and Russian imperial stout.
Pair with: Steak, oysters, dark chocolate and fruit desserts
Brews of Note: Guinness, Murphy's, Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
Flavor Profile: Light to medium bodied with strong apple flavor and high carbonation
Pair with: Assertively flavored cheeses, sweet or savory crépes, seafood, especially oysters
Brews of Note: Woodchuck, Strongbow, Samuel Smith
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India Pale Ale