Everyone has heard about pairing wine with food. There are some restaurants that base their whole menu on it. For some people, wine and food pairings are the perfect way to go; not everyone is a huge fan of wine, though. Some people prefer to pair beer with food. Since craft beers started to make a resurgence, people have been focusing more on what flavors of food to pair with which kinds of beer. Since there are so many different options for pairings out there, we wanted to share a few of the best that you can try from the CVP menu.
Blue Moon with My Big Fat Greek Salad – Blue Moon has quickly become a favorite beer for those who like something a little bit lighter in flavor. Because of the orange/citrus flavor of the beer, it pairs well with salads another light meals. It goes especially well with feta cheese, which is why we’ve chosen My Big Fat Greek Salad to pair it with. The two will complement each other well and give you a whole new appreciation for both!
Guinness with Wild West Burger – Stout beers, like Guinness, have a nutty, smooth flavor that goes well with brown sauces. We’re thinking barbecue sauce. The smooth texture of the beer pairs well with the flavor of the barbecue sauce and will help to balance out the spicy jalapeno bottle caps. You may not know that Guinness is also considered a light beer and has less calories than most other stouts and heavy craft beers.
New Belgium Fat Tire with Philly Fry Cheese Steak – Amber ales are very balanced beers; they combine sweet and bitter to get a smooth, even taste. Fat Tire has some caramel notes that will pair great with a cheesesteak to bring out the flavor of the beef as well as complement the grilled onions and provolone cheese. Having hand cut fries on the hoagie roll is just icing on the proverbial cake. An amber ale also goes great with grilled chicken and smoked meats, so don’t be afraid to get adventurous and try it with something like Chicken Chesapeake.
Wine shouldn’t have the monopoly on food pairings. Adding beer to the mix can give you a whole new outlook on both your food and your beer choices. If you’re looking for more information on how to properly pair food with beer, check out this website. It’ll give you some more great ideas on what foods on our menu can work with our vast beer selection! Charles Village Pub is located at 19 w. Pennsylvania Avenue, Towson, MD 21204. If you need directions or are curious about upcoming events, our website contains all the information you need or you can give us a call at 410.821.8155