Pairing Beer with Food : Featuring Muskoka Brewery

 Image courtesy of www.evergreen.ca

Image courtesy of www.evergreen.ca

Hi Prepsters;

Just over two weeks ago, I was invited to a beer tasting/ food pairing in Longo's with the amazing Beer Sisters, and Muskoka Brewery. We had the opportunity to sample some delicious foods, and see what beers would compliment and contrast with those flavours.

When most of us think about having guests over for dinner, trying to determine what kinds of beverages to serve with the food, can be more stressful than figuring out what to cook. So why not spice things up by pairing your meals with beer instead of the standard selection, which is wine. 

I created an easy guide to figuring out how to become the ultimate dinner party host by pairing these guaranteed to please combinations.

 

 Image courtesy of Muskoka Brewery's Website 

Image courtesy of Muskoka Brewery's Website 

Craft Lager

Taste: The Craft lager is a crisp beer, with a slight sweetness, and earthy flavours. 

Food Pairing: Chicken, and light salads

Why not try it with: Grilled Chicken Breast with Roasted Red Peppers and Basil.
 

 Image courtesy of Muskoka Brewery's Website 

Image courtesy of Muskoka Brewery's Website 

Detour

Taste: A fruity beer, with a bitter finish (It smells like Guava juice ...Yum)

Food Pairing: Fruit, shrimp

Why not try it with: Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Summer Fruit Salad

 

 Image courtesy of Muskoka Brewery's Website

Image courtesy of Muskoka Brewery's Website

Cream Ale

Taste: Smooth, with floral notes.

Food Pairing: Fruits, Gummy bears (It will blow your mind), Desserts

Why not pair it with: Crisp Peach Cobbler