We’ve all heard of wine being paired with cheeses and other gastronomic confections. But did you know that craft beer can hold its own in this department too? And nope, it’s not just with your usual pizzas or burgers this time. You’d be surprised how craft beer can actually work well with contemporary culinary creations too. And because it’s never too early or too late for some beer appreciating, here are 4 food and beer pairings you should try, courtesy of our friends from Privatus Private Dining and Monkey Eagle Brewery.
1Saison Farmhouse Ale with Pork and Salmon Sinuglaw
This signature ale, crafted with an artisanal blend of herbs, possesses a distinct robust flavor to it, alongside a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it fruitiness. The beer works best with a sublime dish with notes of acidity—such as Privatus’ reinterpretation of the kinilaw that’s made even more briny when doused in a vinaigrette made of pinakurat, calamansi, and chili.
2Blue Wheat American Pale Wheat Ale with Baked Oysters
If you prefer a drier finish with more foam on top when poured onto a glass, Monkey Eagle’s Blue Wheat Ale might just be your best friend. It’s got moderate hop bitterness in its DNA, with more of that addictive fruitiness. Who would’ve thought that this drink can be enhanced even further when paired with some decadent baked oysters from Aklan, generously drizzled with a melange of four kinds of cheese? We were surprised with the outcome of this combination too, if you ask us.
3Burning Matt Pale Ale with Radical Wagyu Sliders
The perfect introduction to someone who’s really got no clue to the beauty that is craft beer, the Burning Matt is easy to love. No biting flavors here—rather, you’ll find a refreshingly light citrusy aroma and some smooth maltiness in its wake. When paired with Privatus’ Radical Wagyu Sliders, that’s grilled juicy local wagyu patty topped with rich flavorful crab fat sauce, and served on squid ink buns, you’ll come to believe that the two are indeed a match made in heaven.
4Potion 28 India Pale Ale and Pickled Smoked Quail Eggs
For the craft beer enthusiast, Monkey Eagle’s Potion 28 would be a the perfect pick-me-up drink. The brew is ripe with intensity from its assertive pungency to its toasty malt presence. It’s even known to resemble a truth serum after a couple of rounds (this is exactly the brew that you get if you want to gather up some courage). Its unlikely food pairing that works wonders? A serving of smoky quail egg aged in sweet and sour brine.
You can get these pairings and so much more when you book your next fambam, barkada, or work event with Privatus Private Dining conveniently located at #8F. Legaspi Street, Barangay Maybunga, Pasig City. For more information you could email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact them at (+632) 907 5457 or 09176297453. For more information on Monkey Eagle Brewery, you could email them at email@example.com. Check out their socials /monkeyeagle on Facebook and @monkeyeagleph on Instagram.