Most of the time I reach for a nice bottle of wine when I sit down at the table to eat. I find wine the best accompaniment to food - its acidity, vinosity, complex flavour and alcoholic warmth the perfect foil for a vast array of different dishes. But sometimes, with certain kinds of foods, no wine can come close to matching the deliciousness of beer. This is one of those occasions. Weisswurst, or white sausage, with its soft texture and delicate flavours, could have been designed specifically to accompany wheat beer, especially if you add hot, salty or sour condiments. Wheat beer, as the name suggests, is brewed with wheat, as opposed to the malted barley used for most other beers. This gives a lighter perfume, a cloudy dryness and often a slightly sour finish to the brew. White snag, white beer. You know it makes sense.
Wine is fine but sometimes beer is better – for example, when it comes to pairing with a deluxe take on the hotdog.