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Beer & Food Pairing Guide
According to the Brewers Association1, pairing beer and food is as simple as 1, 2, 3:
1. Match Strength with Strength
Pairing beer with food should allow both to shine without one overpowering the other. The key is matching the intensity of the beer with the intensity of the dish. Match boldly flavored dishes with an assertive beer and delicate dishes with a delicate beer.
2. Find Harmonies
Like with intensity, choosing menu items that share flavors or elements with your beers helps to bring out the best of both. For example, pairing an Oktoberfest lager and its caramelly flavors with dishes featuring roasted pork.
3. Consider Sweetness, Bitterness, Carbonation, Heat, and Richness
Understanding how beer and certain types of foods interact can help create a balanced pairing. While malty sweetness can help provide cool relief from a spicy dish, hop bitterness will further emphasize that heat.
Need a pairing idea?
Try pairing Reser’s White Cheddar Mac and Cheese (71117.12999) with an English-style Pale Ale to compliment the natural flavors of both food and drink, while letting the hoppy bitterness of the Beer cleanse the palate.2
Craft beer has shown explosive growth over the past ten years, landing on nearly 51% of menus that report through Technomic. Pairing the right food to showcase high-quality craft beer is important to keep customers coming back for more.
Craft beer shows up most frequently on Fine Dining Menus at 71.5%, and has had the highest growth of menu penetration over the past four years in QSRs, increasing by 32.8%.3
BBQ & Beer
With diverse regionality, barbecue-based flavors can create exciting dishes to heat up any menu and are perfect complements to a wide selection of beer.
Sources: (1) Brewers Association, A Brief Beer & Food Matching Chart, 2010 (2) Brewers Association, Craft Beer & Food Pairing Guide (3) Datassential, Craft Beer – the MenuTrends™ food profile, 2017
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