Planning a few barbecues this summer? Don’t worry, there are plenty of delicious organic beers you can serve up next to that juicy organic beef steak or tender leg of lamb.
Craft beer is becoming more and more popular and many producers are opting to use only organic ingredients in their beverages, making them the perfect drink to serve with your organic meat.
Going all-organic means you are avoiding the consumption of harmful chemicals and toxins found in pesticides and fertilizers.
The production of organic meat and beers is helping Australia to become more sustainable – another great reason to go organic.
To get the most out of your barbecue, you should match your beer to the cut and style of the meat you are serving so that the flavours complement each other. There are a few things to bear in mind when matching beer and food.
It is best to match strong flavoured dishes with more intensely flavoured wines and delicate dishes with lighter beers.
You want to make sure that the beer brings out the flavours of the meat and vice versa.
Whether you choose to cook up some beef or try some delicious organic lamb, there is a beer to suit.
Darker meats tend to go better with maltier dark beers and ales, which sometimes have a nutty flavour.
When you choose a beer to serve alongside your steak, aim for one with malt flavours to bring out the dish’s tastes.
If you are barbecuing up a batch of lamb patties, consider matching those burgers with an amber ale because its complexity will not be overwhelmed by the strong flavours of your lamb burger.
Some types of beer pair well with meat grilled on the barbie, so if you are planning to enjoy a bit of everything, there are still great beer matches available.
The classic Aussie barbie could be the perfect opportunity to try a delicious pale ale or a dark beer to match your red meat.