Perfect for food

Over 20% of all On Trade drinking occasions involve food consumption of one sort or another. All too often cask ale is forgotten and the default choice of drink is wine, but this doesn't have to be the case.

Beer and food can be matched together in different ways to enhance the complexities of flavours in the beer and the accompanying dish. Just like recommending a good wine, discovering a contrast can create a great balance of tastes.

Suggestions:

  1. Provide beer matching recommendations on menus, just as you would for wine
  2. Use quality, stemmed half pint glassware to enhance customer experience
  3. Experiment! - Beer offers more diversity of flavour than wine so try new combinations
  4. Try stocking a range of bottled ales if you want more choice of flavours without having to order additional casks

Perfect accompaniment for Food

Food Ale accompaniment
Chicken & Fish Light refreshing ales with citrus tones. Jennings Cocker Hoop and Banks's Bitter are well suited
Meat & Game Full flavoured ales - Marston's Pedigree, Jennings Cumberland Ale, Ringwood Best Bitter and the malty, caramel taste of Banks's Original
Spicy dishes More powerful beers balance the palate - Jennings Snecklifter, Ringwood Old Thumper and Marston's Old Empire
Cheese Match the intensity of the cheese with the strength of the beer. Mild Cheddar with Banks's Original or Burton Bitter

Beer and food can be matched together in different ways to enhance the complexities of flavours in the beer and the accompanying dish. Just like recommending a good wine, discovering a contrast can create a great balance of tastes