Many people think of wine when it comes to pairing a beverage with dinner, but they shouldn’t be so quick to discount a good beer. Sometimes the flavors work better together. And other times you simply want a beer.

If you think we’re crazy, just give it a shot. Take the ever-popular lager and pair it with fish or strong dishes—like curry—to enjoy its golden, tangy flavor. Pick up a pale ales and enjoy it with a salad, pizza or burger. The nutty and woody flavors of a brown ale goes well with hearty foods like pork, chicken or sausage.

Pairing the right beer with your food will change your world. Ok, maybe not. But it will make your meal a whole lot better.