I've been to many craft beer and food pairings in our market over the last five years. And I have enjoyed each one them, but I have to give a loud applause to Chef Clayton of Wise Guys, Hilton Head and Orchid Paulmeier of The Lodge, Hilton Head for delivering what I consider the all time BEST menu pairing of beer and food. The offerings accented the flavors of the food (some of which were enriched with craft beer) while at the same time complimenting the attributes of the beer.
3 stand out pairings in a 5 course offering...
Spicy Greens with Victory Whirlwind Mustard Vinaigrette with Smoked Pork Belly Croutons and a Fried Egg
Paired with Lazy Magnolia Pecan Brown Ale
Hot Asian Pork Tureen in Steamed Buns with Jicama & Carrot Slaw
Paired with Victory Hop Devil
Porchetta with Reasy Peasy (Carolina Gold Midlands & Sea Island Red Peas) and Stone Arrogant Bastard Collard Greens.
Paired with Stone Smoked Porter