Guidelines For Food And Beer Pairing

There are many beers and styles by which they are made, and the variety of flavours among the different types is enormous. Also, the different beers are better in different seasons and can be even better if they are served in the correct glass. Due to a large number of beers, trying to pair beer and food with the menu seems a difficult task. However, putting together an excellent beer/food menu in your bar or restaurant can increase your profits considerably. To make sure you find a good beer for your food, you must first know the different flavours of the beer, the four patterns of food and beer pairing, and the types of beer in general.

Regarding beer and food pairing, there are not many strict rules. Trying unique and new pairing can be interesting, and a few pairing is against and have a terrible taste. However, if you want to make the most of your pairing and improve the flavour of the dishes on your menu, follow these guidelines:

  1. Contrast: Combining food with beer with a different character can be a dangerous game, but it can be very profitable if done well. However, to achieve an ideal combination, you must choose a beer or a dish with a strong and dominant flavour such as sweet, creamy, or oily. If a meal has over complicated or too sweet flavours, they mix. You want a dish with a pronounced taste that can shine without restrictions. Oysters and fat are a good example. Oysters have a strong flavour that can withstand the rich flavour of chocolate and lard.
  1. Complementary: The complementarity of flavours is one of the easiest ways to make a delicious combination of food and beer. Combine rich foods with tasty beers like stouts or porters. Combine salads and fish with a light taste with light beers. Fruits and wheat beers are the perfect complements for desserts such as fruitcakes.
  1. Cleaning: You can also use your beer as a cleanser for the palate. This type of wedding is ideal for dishes with strong or dominant flavours, such as spicy Indian dishes or fried, greasy foods. A good deal would be, for example, a light beer with spicy Korean roasted chicken, since the refreshing beer provides the necessary relief from the heat. This combination also works in the opposite direction, and you can use fatty foods such as chips or nuts to eliminate the bitterness if any.
  1. Do not overpower: Take into account the taste of your food and beer. Many medium and dark beers have a rich, intense flavour that can dominate certain types of foods. For example, you do not want to pair salmon with a glass of Guinness, as the taste of beer completely covers the taste of fish.




Enjoying an Entire Day on Holiday for Free

Most people save up for an entire year just so that they can really let loose and enjoy their annual...
Read More
Enjoying an Entire Day on Holiday for Free

Money Matters for Frequent Travellers

Dare I say, sometimes being disorganised as a traveller works out to your advantage as I came to realise when...
Read More
Money Matters for Frequent Travellers

Did You Say Brewery Tour? Sign Me Up

For every traveller who goes through the process of picking out their next destination to visit, there’s always that one...
Read More
Did You Say Brewery Tour? Sign Me Up

Top 3 Don’ts When Throwing a Party

Well, it’s now the beginning of a new year and many of us are still suffering slight hangovers from the...
Read More
Top 3 Don’ts When Throwing a Party

Picking the Brain of a Female Solo Traveller

The truth is if I had a fully-grown daughter and she decided to travel the world by herself, I’d obviously...
Read More
Picking the Brain of a Female Solo Traveller

Saving Money on Your Currency Conversions

I’m pretty sure a lesson in managing your finances wasn’t what they specifically had in mind when they said that...
Read More
Saving Money on Your Currency Conversions

10 Cheap Destinations To Travel To Get Your Travel Blog Started

 I love traveling but it is not a cheap hobby. But I'm letting you in on a secret.  Traveling isn't...
Read More
10 Cheap Destinations To Travel To Get Your Travel Blog Started

The Best Pub-Grub from Around the World

Normally I like to write exclusively about my own experiences I’ve had when I travel, but sometimes in order to...
Read More
The Best Pub-Grub from Around the World

How to Travel for the Summer and Still Keep Your Life in Order

You probably take the occasional weekend getaway or summer day trip, but when was the last time you took off...
Read More
How to Travel for the Summer and Still Keep Your Life in Order

Another country, another domestic beer

You might think that my ambition to travel across the globe is just a pretext for drinking beer. I guess...
Read More
Another country, another domestic beer