Honey-sweet or habanero-hot, your wing should match what’s in your mug. Here’s how to pair ’em properly:
Lemon Pepper & Boddington’s Pub Ale
Mild-mannered Boddy’s politely steps aside for the wing’s lemon and pepper flavors, but its hop bite and soft, creamy mouthfeel tidy up the palate.
Garlic Parmesan & Rio Grande Brewing Chili Cerveza
Spice things up Southwestern style: A chili beer brings on the heat, while its green pepper flavor is a perfect pard’ner to garlic and parmesan.
Honey Barbecue & Widmer Brothers Pitch Black IPA
This wing’s tangy barbecue sauce gets fresh-off-the-grill credentials from a black IPA’s roasted notes, which emulate a charred flavor.
Hot & Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier
With a mouthfeel thick enough to battle this wing’s blaze, this rauchbier’s smoky tones complement the heat to create a firestorm of flavor.
Spicy Asian & Hoegaarden
In this global-inspired pair, a traditional Belgian witbier’s coriander and lemon draw out the wing’s ginger-and-red-pepper sweetness, while refreshing, zippy wheat tames the sauce’s spice.