Beer%20Sommelier%20ScreenshotPlanning to serve an osso bucco or vichysoisse at your next dinner party, and confused on what style of beer will best bring out all the flavors? Well, your prayers have been answered.

The good folks over at GreatBrewers.com have come up with a really intuitive, easy-to-use tool to quickly help match base ingredients with specific beer styles. According to the site:

“The Beer Sommelier graphically displays more than 250 unique dishes, which are categorized by main ingredient. Once you select a dish, the Beer Sommelier will recommend the best beer complements ranging from the more than 140 styles recognized by the Brewers Association.”

As a subscribing member to the site, you can even take it a step further to see which beer styles are available in your neighborhood, and use the beer finder feature to map the closest bars, restaurants, and beer stores that currently stock that item. The tool was developed in cooperation with Eric McKay, creator of GreatBrewers.com, Garett Oliver, esteemed brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, and the legendary late beer writer Michael Jackson.

And if you’re planning a vichysoisse, try a doppelbock or dunkel weizen. Magnifique.

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