PAIRINGS: Beer + Chairs (Really...)

Updated: Jan 14

When amateur chair maker and professional brewer Paul Cade starts talking about the parallels between carpentry and brewing, you’ll need to take a seat. Grab a beer and check out his arguments in favor of the craft-ing lifestyle, along with his chair and beer pairings below—INGRAIN, Fall/Winter 2019


STORY / Paul Cade


“The skills involved in building a chair and making beer don’t overlap very much. But for me, they each fulfill the same thing: the desire to both design something and turn that design into reality.” 


Charles and Ray Eames LCW Lounge / Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 


Each created by innovative Californians, these cutting-edge products changed their markets forever. The chair and the beer are both as modern and relevant as the day they were first made.


Classic Barstool / Budweiser



Suitable for both small-town watering holes and urban dive bars, these products are truly made for the masses.



Peter Shire Bel Air Chair / Milkshake IPA


Fun and childlike but kind of like eating dessert for dinner. The phrase “too much of a good thing” comes to mind. (So much that I don't feel I can even choose a single milkshake IPA.)










Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chair / Goose Island Madame Rose



There is a fine line between taking yourself seriously and taking yourself too seriously. These both walk that line gracefully.


Folding Lawn Chair / Stiegl-Radler


There are only a few things that can heighten the experience of being outside on a warm summer day. This folding lawn chair and a Stiegl-Radler are two of them. Add some good friends or a good book and you’ve pretty much reached perfection, in my opinion.


Thonet No. 14 / Saison Dupont


These iconic products take their inspiration from hundreds of years of rural French craftsmanship. Thonet and Dupont perfected mass production while maintaining their original spirit.


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