There’s a perfect beer for just about any main dish, as long as you remember to match the intensity of the beer to the food. For lighter items such as grilled fish, a Pilsner is a treat. For roasted chicken, a malty lager or pale ale can be great. The sweet heat of barbecue can be tamed by a beer like Maibock or an abbey-style dubbel. For grilled or roast beef, a hearty porter or stout is an excellent choice.