Local purveyors of craft beer, Mane Liquor, recently decided to run an in-store beer and food degustation in conjunction with Roxanne from Better Beer and Mitch from Beersine, a company that produces cheeses and other foods incorporating beer related ingredients (amazing, right?).
Being the craft beer fanatic and lover of food that I am, I naturally had to attend. Also food and beer pairing has been on my mind of late as my idea of pairing is basically pair all food with heavily hopped beer.
We kicked off the evening with the 8 Wired Extra Pilsner. I don’t tend to enjoy pilsners, however with the addition of Riwaka and Nelson Sauvin hops, this was a much fruitier and flavourful number than I would typically expect from the style.
Mitch then brought out the first of the food – a little tasting plate for each of us featuring pork and date terrine, beef/beer…
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