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Food For Thought

We all know wine and food go well together, but…watch out wine, there’s a new pairing on the block. It’s time to forget the stuffy rules about what ‘should’ go with what and expand your mind(and palette) to match your favourite dish with beer.

It maybe frowned upon in some circles, but food and beer have been enjoyed together since the 17th century and now with the variety of styles and flavour profiles in modern beer there’s a plethora of combinations for you to choose from.Yes, there are certain hops that complement certain dishes, but for us, it really is a playground to experiment.

Liam from Spice Island Chilli recently asked us to pick a beer to accompany a recipe created by local food blogger @amyeats_southseaand food snapper Jason Buckner and. It was so interesting to make the rich, smoky dish and work out what style to pair it with. Jason supplied a selection of beers for us to sample and we’ve recommended a pairing for you to enjoy. We went for a hoppy pale from Deya which elevated the dish with its citrusy flavour profile.

Why not visit for the recipe and let us know what you think

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