Wash it Down
Beer is an essential pairing with sausage. As Wilson says, beer is "absolutely part of it." Sausages are always fairly high in salt, which is one of the main reasons that beer is such a popular pairing. You can also boil your sausages in beer and then finish them up on the grill. Wilson says this adds a great beer characteristic, especially if you use a nice strong ale. Whether it's for cooking, drinking or both, don't forget the beer.