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Boston Bartenders Recommend Sausage Pairings

In honor of The Five Days of Meat, we've asked Boston food and drink personnel about their recommended pairings for a few specific meaty dishes, and we're sharing their responses throughout the week. Now, pairings for a gigantic plate of sausages, from rieslings to beer cocktails. Previously: pairings for a platter of the fanciest charcuterie and the most perfect ribeye ever served.

Naomi Levy - Provided.jpg"For a plate of sausage, a bright, ice-cold German beer is the way to go. A hefeweizen that has some more citrus notes to it, such as Ayinger Weissbier, would be delicious." — Naomi Levy, assistant bar manager of Eastern Standard
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Todd Lipman - Official Site.jpg"Trimbach, Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling (Simply one of the most flexible and enjoyable wines on the planet.)" — Todd Lipman, C.S., sommelier of Bistro du Midi
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Tom Tellier - Provided.jpg"Beer, beer, and more beer, from ales to lagers. Beer all day with sausage." — Tom Tellier, beverage manager of Restaurant dante and il Casale
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Ian Strickland - Provided.jpg"I love beer with sausage, so why not a beer cocktail?? A german hefeweizen spiced up with an apricot star anise syrup and a bit of lemon juice." — Ian Strickland, a Boston bartender
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Sam Treadway - Rachel Leah Blumenthal.jpg"Jack's Abby Jabby Brau lager." — Sam Treadway, bar manager of backbar

Matthew Schrage - Provided.jpg"Freigeist Bierkultur Abraxxas Berliner Weissbier. Fatty smoky sausages and sour top fermented wheat beer. Please and thank you. I'm traveling through time to a long communal table filled with my feasting Teutonic forebears, happy, chubby Schragers laughing and singing to the oompah band constantly playing in my head." — Matthew Schrage, bar manager at Brick & Mortar and Central Kitchen and beverage consultant at La Brasa
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Mike Thomas - Provided.jpg"Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale." — Mike Thomas, bar manager at Gather
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Paria - Provided.jpg"You can't go wrong with a Manhattan. At Boston Chops we make a perfect Manhattan with a touch of maple that would sweeten up the sausage." — Paria Abazari, bartender at Boston Chops
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Robert Haberek - Provided.jpg"Lagunitas Czech Pils, and if i could get that served in a stein no less than 32 ounces, that would be great. Light, refreshing, and just a hint of bitterness. This beer was brewed for giant sausage platters." — Robert Haberek, bartender at Forum
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Tim Wiechmann - Official Site.jpg"A liter of Weihenstephaner." — Tim Wiechmann, chef/owner of Bronwyn and T.W. Food
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Michael Florence - Provided.jpg"I have a deep love for grilled sausages, and it is impossible for me not think about an off-dry, ripe, and still-bright Riesling Auslese, like Schlossgut Diel Goldloch Riesling Auslese. On a completely different note, for red wine, look for Sicilian grape Nerello Mascalese from Marc De Grazia's Tenuta Delle Terre Nere. If you are on a budget, the Rosso is delicious; otherwise, go out of your way to find the rustic Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Guardiola to perfectly accompany any plate of grilled sausages." — Michael Florence, beverage director of Ole
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Ole Mexican Grill

11 Springfield Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 877 816 9996 Visit Website

Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston Street, , MA 02116 (617) 426-7878 Visit Website


16901 Wright Plaza, , NE 68130 (402) 932-3078 Visit Website

Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Avenue, , MA 02215 (617) 532-9100 Visit Website

La Brasa

124 Broadway, , MA 02145 (617) 764-1412 Visit Website

Forum Restaurant

755 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 857 991 1831 Visit Website


255 Washington Street, , MA 02143 (617) 776-9900 Visit Website

Central Kitchen

567 Massachusetts Avenue, , MA 02139 (617) 491-5599 Visit Website


7 Sanborn Court, , MA 02143 (617) 249-3522 Visit Website

T.W. Food

377 Walden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 617 864 4745 Visit Website


75 Northern Avenue, , MA 02210 (617) 982-7220 Visit Website

Il Casale Cucina Campana + Bar

1727 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420 (781) 538-5846 Visit Website

Boston Chops

1375 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118 617 227 5011 Visit Website