Foods that taste better when paired with a cold beer


Pairing beer with food enhances the flavours of the dish and showcases the complex elements of a well-brewed beer, so the last thing you will want to do is ruin a perfectly good beer, with a terrible piece of food.

There are some food and beer pairings that work each and every time, no matter what. There are also parings that you would just never attempt. However, there are some that send your tastes buds on a wonderful rollercoaster ride of sensation.

Cheese Sandwiches

It’s widely assumed that wine and cheese are compatible friends, but the majority of beers go really well with cheese as well. Like beer, cheese comes in many forms. Cheese ranges in density from very soft and gooey to relatively hard and can be made from the milk of dairy cows, sheep and goats. What these milk-producers have in common is that they are all vegetarians–grass and grain eaters. Grass is indeed the common element for the relationship between beer and cheese.

The 5 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Commandments

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A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right?

Sushi

It might sound a bit odd, but beer and sushi work very well together. You have to be drinking the right beer however and good old malt is where to start.  A big sweet hoppy craft beer would be too overpowering.

5 Rules of Sushi Etiquette

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Whether or not you’ve ever been to Japan, there’s no doubt that you’re aware that they do things quite a bit differently over there.

Burgers

You all knew it would be on this list somewhere. Burgers have always been paired up with beer, however, the majority of us are unaware of what the best pairing is. Any beer will go well with your meal but the beer you should really be choosing is a dark stout.

Black Bean and Roasted Corn Veggie Burgers

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Ooooh, has Jerry James Stone got a delicious, vegetarian burger recipe for you!

Spicy Foods

Any spicy food, curry, Chinese, Mexican, anything with a bit of heat and what you are going to need is a nice light lager. The idea is that the hops help combat the spice; meaning you don’t get overwhelmed by the heat and can enjoy your dish for much, much longer.

Spicy Thai Red Mussels

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Mussels steamed with garlic, lemongrass, chilies, basil, coriander, Thai red curry paste, coconut milk and fresh lime...it's just divine!