For many of us, (beer + friends)^n is a formula we swear by.

You’re sad? Drink beer with friends. You want to celebrate? Drink beer with friends. You’re bored? Drink beer with friends. Party? Drink beer with friends. You don’t want to drink too much? Drink beer with friends. You want to drink a lot? Drink beer with friends.

Apart from your buds, beer goes best with lip-smacking food. These 10 dishes pair so well with beer, we think they were matches made in heaven!

1. Cheeseburger

What could be more fulfilling than sinking your teeth into a pound of juicy meat patty with cheese oozing out from everywhere? The correct answer is: washing that down with a pint of cold frothy beer.

2. Kebabs

From Hara Bhara to spicy Mutton Seekh to melt-in-your-mouth Galauti, a mixed kebab platter has something for everyone. The hot spicy hints of traditional flavours are a perfect complement for beer’s cold herby tartness.

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3. Pepperoni Pizza

Most pizza toppings pair well with beer, but Pepperoni is exceptional. The saltiness of double cheese and smoked salami together make beer taste even more refreshing.

4. Fish N Chips

Pale lager with Fish N Chips makes for a delightful brunch. Light and breezy, the mild creaminess of Fish N Chips accented with the slight tang of Tartar sauce, takes away nothing, but rather adds character to the hops and barley malt of beer.

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5. Hot Dog

The hot dog-and-beer combo is a timeless classic. The reason for this being the wide array of tastes hot dogs cater to. Those who prefer an overwhelming burst of flavour can opt for hot dogs topped with mustard, ketchup or BBQ sauce, beautifully balanced with a lager.  Whereas a darker brew goes well with sausages, mayo with a sprinkle of freshly ground pepper, in creating elegant simplicity.

6. Onion Rings

Sweet onions deep fried to a perfect crisp make a playful companion for beer. Loop these golden babies around your fingers and munch the blues away.

7. Potato Wedges

French fries and potato fritters taste good with beer. And yet, it is wedges that stand out; because they are fuller-bodied and have more to offer. Classic salted or herbed wedges pair wonderfully with any beer, pale or dark. If you are in the mood for something more flamboyant, load them with whatever topping you fancy.

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8. Tandoori Chicken

If you ask me, tandoori chicken and beer have a cosmic connection. The universe brought them together to remind skeptics that happiness exists. The meaning of life lies between digging into spicy, succulent chicken pieces and putting out the fire with cold, refreshing beer.

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9. Loaded Nachos

The sweetest thing about beer and nachos is how it says ‘the more the merrier.’ Plain nachos by themselves go swell with beer; but add to it cheese and jalapenos, and the party’s on!

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10. Peanuts

Plain roasted, spicy coated or simply tossed in onion with a squeeze of lemon, peanuts and beer have always been inseparable. Peanuts let beer take center stage while happily keeping your palette just salty enough to avoid the beer from getting too monotonous.

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Beer needs no occasion. How about feeding your beer belly right now?

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