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Ask a Cicerone: What's the Best Beer for Sushi


Ask a what? A Certified Cicerone®—that is, a beer expert who has passed a particular certification exam administered by the Craft Beer Institute.

Now, we won't turn down a Sapporo when we pull up to the sushi bar, but if you have a good takeout source and you're eating sushi at home, you might have more options when it comes to beer. Serious Eats asked their crew of beer-pairing pros for their advice: what's the best beer to drink with sashimi, nigiri, or sushi rolls? Can beer handle the ginger and wasabi?

Here are their top picks for sushi-pairing brews.

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