Pairing Beer and Food with Sean Paxton – BeerSmith Podcast #145

by Brad Smith on March 28, 2017 · 0 comments

Sean Paxton, aka “The Homebrew Chef” joins me this week to discuss the pairing of beer and food and how he plans entire multi-course meals around various beers.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (52:23)

  • Today my guest is Sean Paxton, also known as “The Homebrew Chef”. Sean is a professional beer chef, author and runs a very nice food-beer pairing website at Sean joins me this week to discuss pairing food with beer.
  • Sean tells us about some of his new projects including the building of his online cookbook/recipe site for beer at
  • We discuss the anatomy of a beer dinner and some recent examples Sean has been the chef for.
  • Sean explains “The Paxton Project” which is a several year old Imperial Quad beer and how he got involved in the project with 10 barrel.
  • We talk about his food pairing selection for an Imperial Quad (duck) and how he prepared that.
  • Sean shares how he approaches pairing each course of the meal with beer
  • We talk about how he tries to reflect the flavors in the beer rather than complementing them when building a meal.
  • Sean shares why he likes to cook with beer and also the ingredients of the beer when building a meal.
  • He shares his latest project – the online web site and offers a special code ‘beersmith’ you can use at to get a discount on memberships.
  • Sean provides his closing thoughts.


Thanks to Sean Paxton for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!

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