Beer and Food Pairings That Are Sure To Impress

beer and pork rind pairing

National Home Brewing Day is here! Crafting your own beverage can be a fun and exciting hobby. But one of the biggest questions is not what beer to make, but what are you going to serve it with? Take your beer flavor profile to the next level with these pairing tips.

-Cheese, Sandwiches and Pizza: They say that wine and cheese are a universal pairing. However, beer makes a great partner to many cheesy and fatty dishes, like Southern Recipe Small Batch Korean Kimchi BBQ Pork Rinds. Keep in mind that the stronger the cheese, the darker the ale or lager should be.

-Chicken, Seafood and Pasta: Pair light with light and heavy with heavy. Chicken, seafood and pasta in light sauces have a very light profile and should go well with a light beer. Try blonde ale or wheat beer.

-Spicy Foods: Buffalo wings or Southern Recipe Small Batch Spicy Dill Pork Rinds make for a pleasant burn in the mouth and need a cool beer to pair. Try a beer with a hoppy profile to cut through the spice, like lighter lagers or Indian Pale Ales.

-Fried Foods: French fries, potato chips, or Southern Recipe Small Batch Salt and Cracked Black Pepper Pork Rinds have light flavor profiles with a salty kick. They need a beer that can compliment the flavor without overloading the senses. Go for a Light German Lager or Octoberfest beer.

If you’re considering crafting for the first time, check out the American Homebrewers Association for tutorials and step-by-step instructions.

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