In my opinion pairing beer and food is simple individual thing. There is a lot of studies which beer should go with which food, some made science of it. For example, lagers are good with seafood, fast food, crispy chicken, salads or cheese. Wheat beer goes wiBeer and foodth spicy food like Mexican or Indian and fruity deserts. IPA is good with Asian food, fish, burgers and barbecue. Stouts are good with chocolate desserts, shellfish and grilled meat. Ales are good with pizzas, smoked meat, fish…

Maybe there is some science behind that but if I don’t like some beer, no matter what science said, that beer will ruin my food experience. Also, I like my beer before meal, it tastes better and I enjoy it more. Once I was invited to my friend’s party. He prepared a grilled fish. After meal he poured me a glass of white vine and said that I should drink vine after fish, it is the right way… It didn’t set well on me because I don’t like vine, I am beer man…

So, instead of listening other people I suggest you to combine beer you love with food you love… That way you will have the best from both worlds. Some might disagree with me, but like I said, it is individual thing. The rule is there are no rules…

Also, you can combine beer with food on another way. I’ll give you some of my tested recipes.

 

Barbecue Marinade

Take a pork loin or leg, chop it to small pieces like small cubes 3 or 4 cm. Cut 2 or 3 big onions on bigger pieces and put all in a bowl and season it by your taste. I recommend salt, pepper, garlic powder, ground paprika or you can season it with some barbecue mix… whatever you prefer. I would throw some chili as well. Mix it Barbecue Marinadewell with hand to combine all ingredients. Take one beer, I prefer lager, and pour it in the bowl with your meat. Put some lid on it or wrap it with cling film and leave it in the fridge overnight. That way your meat will be tender, soft and juicy, and it will have beautiful flavour. Strong smell of beer will be lost in the smoke.

Before grilling take the skewers and soak them in the water. Cut the bacon (pork belly) on thin pieces. Now take the stick and start arrange your skewer. First put one piece of meat, then bacon, onion, meat… Until you fill the stick. You can use bell pepper, mushroom or any other vegetable to fill space between meat.  Put it on a hot coal for a few minutes, turn it regularly. This can work with chicken as well… The most important thing is to drench your throat with beer of your choice while meat is on fire…

 

Braised Pork Chops

Braised Pork ChopsTake a pork chops or steaks, season it the way you like, salt, pepper… On a hot pan put some oil, throw the chops in the pan, fry them one minute on each side, pour beer in the pan and small amount of water, just to almost cover the meat. Put the lid on and lower the heat. Occasionally turn chops. When all liquid evaporates, pour just one spoon of olive oil and small amount of beer and fry them until brown. Sauce from frying pour over the mash potato.

 

 

 

 

Beer Donuts

Mix two eggs until foamy, gradually add 120g of sugar, 600g of flour, two small tea spoons of baking powder, and one wheat beer. Take the dough with a wet spoon and put it in a hot oil. Season it with powder sugar, Nutella or jam…

 

Crunchy Sticks

SticksMake a dough from 450g of flour, 1 egg, 1 tea spoon of baking powder, 2 dl of oil, 1.6 dl of beer. After you made dough leave it aside around half an hour. Roll it out on 1 cm thick. Cut the sticks 8 – 10 cm long, sort it on a baking pan, coat it with scrambled egg and sesame seeds. Bake in the hot oven on 200 oC for 20 minutes.