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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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Bistro du Midi

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

Forum Restaurant

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

Il Casale Cucina Campana + Bar

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


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

La Brasa

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


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

Eastern Standard

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


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

Ole Mexican Grill

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

T.W. Food

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

Boston Chops

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

Central Kitchen

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


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