You Shouldn’t Miss Out on These Easy Recipes to Pair With Alcohol-free Beer
Let’s talk about easy recipes and their best pairings with beer that will leave you crawing for more. Beer is a great match for food with its complexity of flavors and it can provide refreshment and interact with many food flavors. It can even stimulate the appetite if consumed before the actual dinner course. It all comes down to matching the food’s flavors to the flavors of the beers.
Up First On Our Easy Recipes: A Cheesy Sandwich
Even though wine and cheese is a universally-known pair, one of the best matches for cheese is definitely cheese. And what is one of the easiest recipes known for everyone? Of course, a sandwich. You can use lots of cheese to create that extended cheese when you pull it apart. If you are using stronger cheeses like goat cheese, you mght want to grab a lager. What we suggest is our Heineken beer. Heineken 0.0% is an alcohol free refreshingly dry lager beer. Meanwhile fruity notes and a soft malty body set it apart from the alcoholic version. It has a short after taste. It is as good as the original Heineken lager beer! The list of easy recipes that pair well with beer goes as this:
- Snacks: Pretzels, chips and dips, nuts, and popcorn are all classic beer snacks that can be enjoyed with alcohol-free beer.
- Pub grub: Foods like wings, sliders, and fries are often served at bars and pair well with alcohol-free beer.
- Burgers and pasta: Alcohol-free beer can be a refreshing accompaniment to a juicy burger or pasta
- Pizza: The savory and often spicy flavors of pizza go well with a cold alcohol-free beer.
- Mexican food: The bold flavors of Mexican food, such as tacos, burritos, and enchiladas, can be complemented by a refreshing alcohol-free beer.
- Sausages: Grilled or boiled sausages, such as bratwurst or frankfurters, are often served with alcohol-free beer.
Overall, the key is to look for foods with bold and savory flavors that will pair well with the refreshing taste of alcohol-free beer.
Dessert and Beer Pairings That Are Worth Exploring
Dessert and non-alcoholic beer pairing can be a great way to enjoy a tasty treat without the alcohol. Here are a few ideas to try:
Carrot Cake: You might feel skeptical about this one, but carrot cake’s nutty and earthy taste and maybe adding some walnuts is the perfect combination for those who are looking for a little sweetness with their beer. Our Heineken 0.0%carries fruity notes that will also balance some of the carrot cake’s sweetness.
Chocolate desserts, such as chocolate cake or brownies, pair well with a non-alcoholic chocolate stout or a dark non-alcoholic porter. If you want to explore this taste with something other than an alcohol-free beer, we can suggest you our Chocolate In A Bottle 0.0% non alcoholic wine. It is a sparkling alcohol free white gourmet wine from the South of France, made from Chardonnay grapes and extracts of cacao and hazelnuts.
Fruity desserts, like a fruit tart or a fruit cobbler, go well with a non-alcoholic wheat beer or a non-alcoholic Belgian-style fruit beer.
Cheesecake can be paired with a non-alcoholic amber ale or a non-alcoholic stout.
For a lighter dessert, try pairing a sorbet or fruit salad with a non-alcoholic citrusy IPA or a non-alcoholic spicy Belgian witbier.
A rich, decadent dessert like crème brûlée or bread pudding can be balanced out by a non-alcoholic malty, sweet barleywine.
Remember that these are just guidelines, and the best pairing will depend on your personal preferences. Experimenting with different combinations can be a fun way to discover new flavors and combinations that you enjoy.