Among the different types of beer, the ail offers more body, more consistency and personality, and gives us really strong flavors. Among these, the Porter Beer is one of the most famous, popular and sold worldwide.
Luckily, nowadays we can enjoy a great range of beer flavours: sweet, bitter, somewhat spicy… that means we can mix them more efficiently with food flavours. Now, we can find ways to marry beer and food.
For example, lager marries perfectly with some fishes such as tuna, salmon, and with Sushi as it enhances the flavour of soy and raw fish. Exactly as for wine, the flavour of the beer must never contrast with that of the food to maintain the aromas and flavours, it has to enhance it even more.
Wheat beer marries well with all kinds of aperitif snacks and first courses such as pasta, salads, shrimp, asparagus, cured meet… and many more, thus giving a refreshing touch to all kinds of dishes. For more substantial dishes like meets and main courses, it is best to drink a beer with more body, like roasted beer, flavoured lager or even ale.
With desert, spicy or home made beer marry perfectly, especially ones with touches of liquorish flavours or any flavour that the consumer rather enjoys. With sweet foods such a chocolate, it’s better to favour an ale that will leave you with touches of liquorish and dried fruit.
A fresh lager tends to marry well with more tart flavoured dishes with a strong vinegar touch because it reduces the sourness of the vinegar or escabeche, that is too strong for some palates. You can choose a fresh lager to accompany spicy dishes like curry to also mild out the strong tart and sour flavours. When it comes to cheeses, it’s important to know that not all can marry with beer, it’s always better with cow cheese, and among those, there will also be various degrees of compatibility.
Anyway, every palate is a universe, it’s a matter of the taste and the colour, some people will find that some foods marry perfectly with beer and others won’t.
Which beer do you find marries best with your food? Here are our recommendations:
Carlsberg Beer, the tasty Danish beer
Desperados, you will love this gold beer, and its tequila flavour
To me this new invention: the winebeer sounds quite weird. Just hearing its name I start getting all kinds of flashbacks as: cherrycoke, this drink with cherry and coke mixed together (puaghhhh!) about which it was nothing good except for the melody of its ad (mostly because it was catchy) and K2, and I’m not talking about the mountain but about that invention that some enlightened mind had of mixing dark and Virginia tobacco in one cigarette ... (no comment).
Luckily the ideologues who have taken this step have not gone further than white wine so we will not have to hear about a grotesque mix of red wine with beer. To mix red wine with something we already have the Coke which also originates such a social, cheap and rooted in popular culture drink as the “calimocho”, which even has its name in Spanish and all. That’s quality.
Yeast is an essential element to elaborate beer, since thanks to it the sugars turn into alcohol. In the process of brewing it usually stays at the bottom of the maturation tanks, depending on its kind.
It is often said that beer is good for health. And in good measure and with no abuse, it is true, as it has many and distinct advantages to the organism. Among the most notable, medicine recognize that it helps people with some anemia, it controls weight and provides many proteins.
In addition, the yeast purifies the skin, contains iron, vitamin B and it's rich in folic acid, strengthening the body in times of our lives when we are stressed and spend a lot of energy.
I always write about wine: which wines are my favorites, curious things about wine, new wines or wines I want to try. But truth is that I also love beer. In fact, there are times when a beer replaces any other option. That happens for example, when we are at home with friends, ready to see any of those football games that end up making history, in and out of the screen.
There is no better excuse to try a new beer together with the pizzas, olives and chips. That’s the atmosphere. I propose three different ones, each with its inspiration for you to try them if you do not know them yet or to remember them if they were already in your list of favorites.