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Beer Of The Week: Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale is one of the best food-pairing beers

A few months ago at the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival, I sat in the shade to wolf down some barbecue, momentarily pausing from my usual scurry between beer tents. I happened to be sitting with a handful of other beer writers from around the country, and as is our wont, we started talking shop. “If you could only drink five beer styles for the rest of your life, what would they be?” one of my fellow writers asked. Most of our responses were similar. We couldn’t live without German pilsners, or saisons, or pale ales, or stouts. Some of us had a surprising fifth choice that spoke to our personal affections: barrel-aged stouts, or fruit beers, or hefeweizens. I drew some sideways looks with my fifth pick: Nut browns. The not-very-sexily named style is of British origin, and has less hop character than American brown ales. I like nut browns because they’re full of caramel and bready malt flavors, but without the roast of a porter or stout. They’re spiritual cousins to American amber ales, perhaps: Smooth, malt-centric, not too boozy or hoppy. The best nut browns showcase a range of malt flavors: toffee, caramel, bread crust, slight nuttiness. They’re like a liquid versi...