Pairing Note "Sausage is built for wine," gloated wine educator Marnie Old, pleased with how well a Beaujolais from Moulin-à-Vent worked with these snappy, salty hot dogs and grilled coleslaw—a mix of charred cabbage, vinegar, mayonnaise and pickled jalapeños. More Quick Grilling Recipes
"How many brat-eating Germans would agree with you at Octoberfest?" beer expert Sam Calagione shot back, drinking a crisp pilsner, his go-to choice for sandwiches because he loves the beer's yeasty quality with anything on bread. He favors the Victory Prima Pils, which has much more depth than watery industrialized pilsners and a pleasantly bitter finish.