Everyone always talks up wine pairings for food, but you know what also goes GREAT with food? Beer! If you said "water," get the hell off my blog, you boring dbag.
Yeah, yeah, pizza and beer are the classic combination, but let's go high-brow. Have you ever had a really crisp pilsner with some oysters? A spicy saison with some Thai food? A chocolate stout as a replacement for dessert entirely? Awwwwww hell yeah.
If you're well-versed in the beer/food pairing arts or about to dive in after my delicious suggestions outlined above, pick up these adorable Six Pack Plates ($10, Crate & Barrel), that will help foster your fancy beer pairings, whether you're arranging a tasting for a few friends, or for yourself, on the couch, in front of the TV, watching New Girl.