Books Garrett Oliver Books by Garrett Oliver Garrett Oliver has written books about: Nonfiction Food & Wine Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Garrett Oliver When they work well, beer and cheese pairings offer both harmony and contrast, says Garrett Oliver, editor of The Oxford Companion to Beer. See a list of pairings below. Claire O'Neill /NPR hide caption toggle caption Claire O'Neill /NPR Opinion Pop Culture Happy Hour In Matchup Of Beer And Cheese, Everybody Wins — With A Good Coach February 3, 2012 Nothing classes up a Super Bowl party as effortlessly as some high-quality cheese. And nothing goes better with cheese than beer, says brewmaster Garrett Oliver. He shares a list of beers and cheeses that taste great together.