A bar in my area hosts a "whiskey club" every few months where members come to taste various types of whiskey. I do not belong to this club (yet) but a friend of mine attended a tasting a few months ago when the theme was Pairing Whiskey with Beer and she said it was great. The parings were:

Red Breast Irish with Guinness Stout
Wild Turkey Rare Breed with Smithwicks Irish Ale
Aberlour Single Malt Scotch (forget the year) with Woodchuck Cider

Any thoughts on this? We all know about the old "shot and a beer", but has anyone else tried pairing whiskey and beer for TASTE purposes?