Food for Beer Lovers
When talking of beers and foods many think of food pairings: your favourite peanut perhaps or what burger will go perfectly with that stout. Others may think of foods: steak and ale pie or beer battered fish and chips. True, there are also many wild cooking ideas out there now too, allowing you to add the flavour of beer into pretty much every meal if you desire to. But here we are taking a look at the mouth-watering, beer-favoured snacks that are available to you right now! What’s your favourite beer flavoured food? Know of a beer food we’re missing out on? Leave a comment for us below!
Brought to you from the Jelly Belly Candy Company, the company that gives us the crazily huge range of jelly bean flavours, comes JELLY BELLY®, a draft beer flavoured jelly bean. After years of perfecting this highly requested flavour Jelly Belly finally released this flavour last year. Yes it is non-alcoholic, yet people have been divided on the taste. Pop on over to their website (where they even have “cocktail” suggestions) and get some for yourself. Buy just the one can for tasting, and if you do like it you can you go back and get yourself a six-pack! Find them here: jellybelly.com
Can’t wait for the taste of beer in the evening? Well here’s a longer lasting alternative for your taste buds to try, Lollyphiles beer flavoured lollypops. Lollyphiles have create all sorts of crazy flavours of lollypop, from frosted cereal milk to Sriracha and bacon, and last year added three beer flavours to their collection: IPA, lager and stout. They also have wine, spirit and cocktail flavoured versions, if there is someone you’re with who’s not that into beer. Check them out here at: lollyphile.com
If that beer itself isn’t refreshing enough when your sat in a beer garden on a hot sunny day what can you add to it that would make it so; an ice cream perhaps? How about if we offered you beer flavoured ice cream in your sunny beer garden, would that suit? Well now it’s available from Frozen Pints (currently only in southern USA), the company that creates gourmet style ice cream with beer flavoured twists. Producing flavours like: Cinnamon Espresso Stout, Honey IPA or a Peach Lampic; that will even get you a little tipsy! Tickle your taste buds a little more at: frozenpints.com
These have been around for a while, but have to be included in our list of beer foods just because they hit that spot perfectly! If you want the flavour of beer, a good odd snack and the feeling of the pub all in one, then there’s nothing else to reach for but these beauties. They come in a variety of flavours with the beer lover being able to turn to anything from Guinness to Cheddar and Beer flavour crisps; whichever crunchy tipple being your fancy.
Exactly what it says on the tin, or the box. Beercandy chocolate box includes three gourmet flavours of chocolate infused with IPA, stout and lager. They also offer two other forms of beer flavoured sweet treats in the forms of Beertaffy: flavoured with IPA and Stout; or Hopdrops: a bitter sweet candy each like “a sip of fresh IPA” and sure to set the hopheads taste buds off. Discover more at: beercandy.com
Who said that you had to stop drinking beer to start that diet? Ok maybe it’s true, or maybe you just want to; either way there is no reason that you need to kick the good flavour of beer out of your life too! Joining in with one of the many flavourful health crazes to sweep the world, Beer Flats bring you their creation of an artisanal flatbread cracker, in two flavours: Pilsner or Porter. These crackers go perfect with a cheese board or as just the bread on the table, and will cease your cravings for that beautiful pint. Find more information here: beerflats.com
Beer and bacon, bacon and chocolate, why not beer and chocolate? These three flavours are king, yet someone is yet to find of a way to combine all of the tastefully (if they did mans problems would be all but solved!). Socola is a premium gourmet chocolatier, only dealing with the finest ingredients and flavours. So far they have only created a Guinness flavoured creamy truffle, but it can be assured to be as creamy and as flavourful as the drink itself. See more: socolachocolates.com
This is the first episode in a series that we’re going to be running over the course of the next few months, and each instalment is going to take a closer look at a certain style of beer and find out what makes it unique. We’re also going to look into the history of each style as well, because many beers have a quirky or unique history that's very interesting; to beer nerds like us at least. After all, beer is around 9000 years old! There has gotta be some good stories hidden in there somewhere! Without further ado lets get into it.