In the glass, a good balance of malt and hop flavours such as lightly toasted bread, cereal, citrus and apple with light hints of sweet spices. Superb after energy expending activities on their own, or a favourite with finger foods such as meat & cheese platters, chicken wings, pulled pork sliders, pizzas and juicy hamburgers.
The hazy New England IPAs can have a more rounded fruit salad flavour from the hop additions along with a balanced toasted cereal notes from the malt. In comparison the hoppy west coast IPAs have more noted crisp citrus, pine and grapefruit flavours. Both beer styles are superb with fish & chips, lobster, shellfish and the batter and butter sauces that accompany the chosen seafood
Stouts, porters and brown ales swim here and they brim with toasty malt flavours such as roasted nuts, campfire toast, coffee, dark chocolate and caramel. Often used as part of the recipe when making stews, meat sauces, chilis and braised meats – try along with what you have cooked here or with tourtière or a shepherds’ pie dish.
Often balanced with the sweetness of fruit additions, sour beers with their lactic traits are very refreshing on their own and a great palate cleanser during the course of a meal. Beer and cheese is a great food pairing and sour beers are amazing with a wide range of blue cheeses and goat cheeses. Sours also pair perfectly with full flavoured main courses such as sweet & sour pork preps, seared duck breast or beef fajitas.
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