7 Perfect Beer and Food Pairings

5 May, 2017 , , ,

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Pilsner’s are a pale lager that can have different flavours depending on where they’re brewed. They can be anywhere from earthy to fruity to sweet to slightly bitter. With such a range of flavours, it might seem like Pilsners could be difficult to pair, but they’re generally light and crisp, making them a great accompaniment for seafood and risotto dishes.

Pair with: Crab Risotto

Crab Risotto

Crab Risotto

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Blonde beers are actually pale lagers. They’re best served nice and cold, but are fairly mild in flavour and usually have a sweet finish. Blonde beers are great for people who are put off by the more bitter notes in IPAs and darker beers. They’re crisp and easy to pair with just about anything.

Pair with: Anything from our Top 10 Terrace Recipes! or use your favourite brew for Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken

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Belgian Witbier

Belgium is known for distinct light beers with notes of coriander and other herbs. Despite being light in colour, these beers can be very strongly flavoured and might not be for everyone. The sourness and herbaceous notes do go very well with salads and peppery lettuces like arugula.

Pair with: Peach, Arugula, and Chèvre Salad

Peach, Arugula and Chèvre Salad

Peach, Arugula and Chèvre Salad

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Did you know beer flavours could be so complex? Hopefully you have some ideas for your next backyard BBQ! And even if you aren’t a drinker, it’s always a useful talent to be able to pair flavours. The key is finding balance. For more about how to mix and match your flavours, check out our article on the 5 flavours.


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Dania Sonin

Dania is a web designer and writer, though she loves anything creative and that includes cooking. Add to that a passion for food, and SOSCuisine was a perfect fit!

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