The beer: Bronx Brewery Black Pale Ale
The style: "Pale" Ale/5.7%
The food: Grilled Cheese
This beer is a bit of a misnomer: A pale ale brewed with dark grains (a combo of Briess 2-row Brewers Malt, Blackprinz, and Chocolate Malt) that results not in a Black IPA, as some claim, but a more robust version of the brewer's flagship Pale Ale. It's a sweeter beer that complements cheese. For a bit more zing, use a more pungent fromage. A really nice sourdough bread with Gruyere as a base and a bit of bleu/Roquefort crumbled in is a great option.