How to match beer with food

Matching food with beer can lift a dish and showcase the complex nature of a really great brew. Read our four-part guide to pairing different beer styles.

LagerFood and beer matching: Lager

Lagers are more complex than you might think, and happen to match with lots of different foods. 

How to match lager with food


IPAFood and beer matching: IPA

The second installment of our series looks at super-hoppy India pale ale – a flavour heavyweight that can handle bold dishes. 

How to match IPA with food


Wheat beerFood and beer matching: Wheat beer

Hazy wheat beers are aromatic, fruity and robust enough to serve with strong-flavoured savoury dishes. 

How to match wheat beer with food


PortersFood and beer matching: Porters and stouts

Try teaming these dark and malty brews with equally rich flavours. 

How to match porters and stouts with food



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