Beer & Wine Pairing

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Cheeseburger Flavour

“I’m the kind of person who loves going to burger joints with people who don’t like pickles. In fact, I love these finely-sliced or spear-shaped marinated cucumbers so much that it takes all my self control not to lean over to any nearby burger-winnowing pickle-rejectors and say: ‘Sorry, hi, ummm, are you sure you don’t want that? You don’t? Oh good, then may I? Thanks so much.’

Which I haven’t ever done… yet!

So, it’s a high bar that’s been set and this jerky doesn’t disappoint. It gives me that drool-inducing pickle spice hit on the nose and palate straight away, followed by a glorious thwack of that so-bad -it’s-great American cheese flavour before the beefy awesomeness catches up with the party.

And all these flavours combine to create a knee-jerk reaction to reach for a big, fat, American-style IPA – full of juicy tropical-aromas, grassy refreshment and grapefruit bitterness – always my go-to beer for a really good cheeseburger.

Bear Republic Racer 5, Kernel IPA, Magic Rock Cannonball, Ska Modus Hoperandi, Red Willow Ageless, Maui Big Swell, Stewart Brewing Radical Road or Sierra Nevada Torpedo would all fit the bill very nicely indeed. “

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“Finding a beer that sat well with this interestingly flavoured variety was a real challenge. We tried five or six different ones that were all pretty close, but just didn’t give the wow factor. In the end it was a surprisingly dark beer – Windsor & Eton’s Conqueror 1075 that we found worked best – unfortunately by then, there was only a small amount of the jerky to enjoy with the beer. If 1075 – a fairly heavy beer in terms of ABV is a little too much, the regular version of Conqueror worked well also.”

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Holy F**K – Christ on a bike

“The heat of the jerky means that the tastebuds are alive to the piny, resinous flavours of hoppy IPA’s. A slightly carbonated bottled beer will also help to dissipate the intense flavour of the jerky.

We’d recommend you try Thornbrige Jaipur before, during and after eating the jerky to see how the character of the beer is changed by the meat and what new flavours come bursting to the surface once your mouth is alive with heat!”

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Fiery Fajita

“The coriander and chocolate notes in this jerky are brought to the surface and their taste heightened by drinking a blonde beer with more continental notes. Wold Gold, a fairly low ABV beer has some spicy notes that enhanced by the meat. You should also notice that the Golding hop, a very subtle, floral hop flavour is more noticeable alongside the spice of the meat.”

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Texan BBQ

“Whenever paprika is part of the flavour, you can create an interesting combination by combining the roasted aroma and rich chocolate flavours in Fullers Black Cab stout. A robust and deeper mouth feel compliments the BBQ flavours.”

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Teriyaki

“The rich combination of spices, ginger and honey in this variety lend themselves to being enjoyed with Celt Silures – it’s a deep fruity beer that works well with the spices of the jerky.”

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Roast Beef & Mustard

“Being a nice mild style of jerky, a strong flavoured beer will overpower the less punchy taste. For this beer, we’d recommend a solid, but less complex beer – Rocky Head Pale Ale works well as it’s golden colour and bitter aftertaste serve to compliment the mustard flavours of the jerky.”

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Sweet, Sour & Spicy

“Whilst eating this jerky you want a beer that cuts through the sweet notes whilst refreshing the mouth. We tried Racer 5 from Bear Republic and Brewdog Jackhammer and the @Brewdog beer edged Racer 5 because of it’s very dry mouth feel,”

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Buffalo Hot Wing Turkey Jerky

“The last Jerky we tried – turkey isn’t a big favourite when it comes to jerky but we found it worked really well with Waen Breweries Traditional Welsh Ale TWA. Citrus flavours worked well with the more sour notes. For a lighter alternative, try Camden Town Helles Lager.”

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