New Belgium Sunshine Wheat Beer and Vinaigrette Salad
Most people view a plain salad with some vinaigrette as simple, as far as flavor is concerned. The right IPA from New Belgium Brewing however brings a ray of sunshine to our most popular leafy dish. The tangy citrus and strong hops of the IPA blend with, rather outshine the light taste of the salad. The pairing requires some experimentation, but once found you’ll always be having a drink with your healthy lunch option.
A classic among classics, stout and oysters go so well together that many brews stick the shellfish right in the drink. The strong stout cuts through the briny salt of the oyster, readying you for the next, while the salt from that same oyster brings flavors from the stout you would have missed otherwise. Black Cab from our friends at Fuller’s is the perfect dry Irish style stout for our ocean pals.
The slight tang of charred meat, with a hint of lime. What else could be better for the full profile of a double IPA like that from Bell’s Brewery? A fantastic summertime pairing that will have you itching for more and swearing that summer breeze just now felt almost tropical.
Few drinks can stand up to the rich, full, deep flavors of the famed beer once brewed for Russian Tsars, and few foods are like the full rack of smoked ribs, seasoned and slathered with barbecue. Together, they make a truly royal match. Imperial Russian Stout, owned by Well’s and Young (though hard to find) is a stout of stouts, what more could you ask for with a plate full of ribs?
When people think of pairing food with beer carrot cake is probably one of the farthest things from their minds. When you’ve had it though, there’s nothing like the combination of the rich buttercream followed by a sip from a barleywine, especially when that barleywine is Sucaba. The drink cuts through the rich cream, helping to cleanse the palate while bringing out notes missed in each when had alone.