Welcome to RateBeer's Point-Counterpoint. This issue's topic: World Beer And World Cuisine. Does a country's beer go best with it's food?
On one side we have Oakes, world traveling beer critic and champion rater at RateBeer, who takes the side of 'not necessarily'. He believes in a world of so much possibility, it's personally limiting to taste a country's cuisine only with its own beer. On the other side, you have the Southern California attorney, dedicated epicure and malt liquor advocate 40oz. He trusts the time-honored wisdom of those that created, refined and lived with the cuisine to determine what beer accompanies best.