If you’re looking for a single versatile brew that will satisfy all your guests, rely on American pale ale. Classic, citrusy, and not overly hoppy, you can serve it up alongside everything from chicken to burgers.
Pick Up: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Grateful Pale Ale (Starr Hill)
Serving up a meatless meal? Go ahead and pair it with a saison, whose spicy, floral, and honeylike notes go excellently with cooked or raw vegetables. “It’s refreshing, even though it’s a bit heavy,” says Holl.
Pick Up: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (Boulevard Brewing Co.) or Sorachi Ace (Brooklyn Brewery)