31st July 2014
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Beer and Food

For years beer was the principal accompaniment to food in Western Europe. There are still many countries such as the Czech Republic, German and Belgium where beer would be chosen ahead of wine to accompany any meal. Beer provides the ideal companion for food. The complexity of beer flavours is much broader than any other beverage. There is the perfect beer to go with any food. To date, the wine industry has successfully created an association of wine and food. However, many wines are limited by the relatively short range of flavours available and their relatively high alcohol content. The beer industry is encouraging people to match appropriate beers with foods. Everyone knows that beer is great with pizza and spicy foods, but try smoked porter with a char grilled rib eye steak or a fruit beer with chocolate. There are many other great combinations. The lower alcohol concentration of most beers makes it a more suitable choice for lunch times. If you would like to learn more about Beer and Food matching then you why not attend a 'Making Beer and Food Dance" course. Click here for further information.

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