Learn About Beer's Best Friends

Our March issue will pick the brains of Bryan Buser of Four Firkins and Gina Holman of Wayzata Wine and Spirits.

I’m one of the guys Bryan Buser, a certified cicerone (beer expert) and the store manager at The Four Firkins in St. Louis Park, describes as someone who thinks beer “is great and everyone likes beer.” But not as someone who knew about how the “right beer and the right food … can make a regular meal into something fantastic.”

With eight suggestions of beer and appetizer and beer and dessert pairings, beer bunglers like myself can take our next meal to the next step.

Check out the March issue of Lake Minnetonka Magazine or visit lakeminnetonkamag.com starting March 1 for the suggestions from Buser and Gina Holman, a certified sommelier (or wine steward) and director of liquor operations at Wayzata Wine and Spirits as well as Wayzata Bar and Grill.

For more help on perfect beer pairings, visit:

The Four Firkins, 5630 36th St., St. Louis Park; 952.938.2847

Wayzata Wine & Spirits, 747 Mill Street, Wayzata; 952.473.7191;