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The food: Steaks and burgers

Top pick: Yuengling Traditional Lager, PA

(4.4% ABV [alcohol by volume], 12 oz. bottle)America’s oldest brewery, located in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, offers a basic lager that serves up more gusto than the mainstream brands. “This beer has a little more malty backbone to stand up to fattier meats and grilled flavors, yet it’s still canada goose factory sale approachable enough to please a crowd,” says Jacobs.

Also try: Sly Fox Brewing Dunkel Lager, PA

(4.9% ABV, 12 oz. can)”If a crisp, cold lager is a 10, dunkel lager is an 11, with some dark malt and caramel notes for added flavor,” Jacobs says.

The food: Jerk chicken or pork

Top pick: Lagunitas Brewing Company IPA, CA

(6.2% ABV, 12 oz. bottle)

“This is where beer really shines over wine, to quench the slow sear of spicy foods,” says Jacobs. India pale ale, or IPA, was originally conceived to withstand the voyage from England to India, so it’s fortified with extra everything malt, alcohol and hops. This American version is robust with citrus and grapefruit flavors buy canada goose jacket cheap from 43 kinds of hops. Spicy foods also benefit from the thirst quenching ability of Canada Goose Parka a cold mainstream brew like Bud Light (3 PointsPlus values per 12 oz. can), which will at least put out the fire.

Also try: Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA Ale, MI

(8.1% ABV, 22 oz. bottle)Copious hops give this potent beer piney and floral aromas and a bitter finish. “With 8 percent alcohol and intense flavor, this will handle jerk spice or curried cuisine,” says Jacobs.

Top pick: Blue Moon cheap Canada Goose Coats Brewing Company Belgian White, CO

(5.4% ABV, 12 oz. bottle)Made in the traditional Belgian style by our pals at Coor’s, this widely available brew works well alone or with delicate foods. “Belgian white, or wit, beers traditionally have flavors of coriander and citrussy orange peel that are natural pairings for seafood,” says Jacobs. Some popular pale ales, like Sierra Nevada and Bass Ale, have a bitterness that also goes well with grilled fish.