Our friends at Australian Beer Company, brewer of Australia’s favourite lager, Yenda Crisp, have put together a food matching guide, showcasing the ultimate Aussie food and drink concoctions you can use to impress your family and friends.
Australian Beer Company’s resident ‘beerologist’ Sam Johnstone and ‘ciderologist’ Heath Baker have compiled their top tips of how to best pair your favourite Australia Day drinks with stylish food plates. They give you a taste of how to pair iconic Aussie duos, building menus around refreshing home-grown beer and cider.
According to Johnstone and Baker, there are 3 golden rules when matching beer or cider with food:
1. Complement – look to match the intensity of the dish with the intensity of the beer or cider
2. Contrast the different flavours in the food with those in the drink.
3. Cut and cleanse – refresh your palette at the end of a meal, this can be done in various ways, either through the carbonation of the beer, the bitterness, the sourness and even the alcohol.