Clams + Craft Beer

This time on The Flavor Project, clam chowder with caramelized onions, bacon, & cheddar biscuits. From Ironside Fish & Oyster in Little Italy, San Diego. What craft beer goes best with this delicious soup?

I would pair this with North Coast Old No. 38 Stout. I first discovered this 5.4% stout at the GABF in 1992 when it won the Silver Medal in the dry stout category. It’s low ABV won’t overwhelm the chowder like so many bigger stouts would. The bitter espresso notes will cut through the creamy richness and the roasted malts will match the caramelized onions, bacon, and cheddar biscuits beautifully.
— Dr. Bill, Master Pairings
Posted on July 21, 2014 .