Beer and Food Pairing Guide
Certain beers certainly seem to go well with some foods. Almost always, the pairings below guarantee a great meal, balanced with an incredibly refreshing brew, or at least that’s what beer gurus say now! At times the types of beers by countries determine the combination or pairing. Let’s take a look at some pairing below
Irish Stouts + Vegetables Grilled
The flavour profile of grilled vegetables such as onions, peppers, and mushrooms appears to be earthy and savoury. Often, however, they can be a bit too sweet or a bit too rich for most beers.
Pairing grilled vegetables with a dark, roasted beer with a slight hint of malty sweetness would be the solution. As are most amber lagers, Irish dry stouts are ideal for this. Brown porters tend to fare well, particularly if you want to bring out the char flavours in your grilled goodness.
Polenta, Risottos, and Creamy Pastas + Amber Lagers
If you eat grain or wheat-based dishes such as risotto, fluffy pasta, or polenta, choosing a light, hoppy beer like an American Amber Lager would work in your favour. The reason this combination works is that these light brews contain hops. Actually, the grain flavours complement the hops very well, and without feeling strong, the beer offers a refreshing taste.
A Bohemian-Style Pilsner or similarly crisp-yet-hoppy beer will do the trick if there is no Amber Lagers on the menu. For this pairing, Brooklyn Lager makes a great Amber Lager. Blonde ales and wheat beers are … READ MORE ...