Need I add more?
OK. Beer is food for thought. Beer is food for the soul.
But I’d rather keep NEW BEER RULE #10 that simple: Beer is food.
(Full disclosure: The idea for this rule was inspired by Alan McLeod’s question — “Why Does That Word ‘Pairing’ Make My Temples Ache?” — in response to Mark Dredge writing about the oft-mentioned topic of food and beer pairings. Excellent reading.)