Editor's Note: Ask a what? A Certified Cicerone®. That is, a beer expert who has passed a particular certification exam administered by the Craft Beer Institute. You can think of them as beer sommeliers: these folks have demonstrated significant beer knowledge and tasting skill, as well as professional skills in beer sales and service.
Beer lovers often brag that when it comes to food pairing, beer will beat wine every time. But even so, there are some foods that just seem to resist a beverage match. We asked 8 beer experts for food-and-beer pairings that prove difficult, and whether there's any solution to the challenge of finding a delicious beer for these tricky dishes. Here's what they had to say.