Our Beer Sommelier loves just about everything about Belgian beer and food--especially when she puts them together! Maggie Cubbler shares another of her favourite Belgian food and beer pairings: Ham and Endive Gratin with Rodenbach.
While a certain weeing statue in Brussels may be more famous, the ham and endive gratin is not far behind. A favourite of home-cooks and chefs, endives are wrapped in ham and then smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce. Beer is sometimes added to the recipe but it’s hard to improve upon this national classic.
Rodenbach’s Flanders red ale has a lovely vinous character with notes of berries, cherries and vanilla. These, coupled with its puckering acidity, make for an appealing contrast to the salty, savoury ham while its highly refreshing and effervescent finish is ideal to cut through the dish’s creaminess.
Father’s Day, 19th June 2022, is the special date in the calendar when we celebrate and give a nod to the Dads in our lives. It’s an excuse to spoil them with a little something to say thank you for being awesome. If you’re looking for inspiration for a craft beer-loving Dad, then check out our top 7 Father’s Day beer gifts.
Every year, Beer Hawk releases a lineup of limited edition craft beer mixed cases for the holiday season. This year's lineup of festive Christmas beer gifts is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Remember the childhood excitement of opening a new door on your advent calendar every day in the run up to Christmas? It gave each day a little sparkle of festive magic, even though those tiny chocolates behind the doors were always a bit rubbish. How would you like to recapture that childhood magic, but with bottles of delicious beer instead of powdery chocolate? Sounds amazing, right? In that case, you need to get your hands on our Craft Beer Advent Calendar.
Pairing beer and food together isn’t all rules and science. That would make for a terribly boring dinner party! Instead, it’s the art of taking a good beer, some good food and partnering them together to make something even better. It’s the adventure of discovering what works, what doesn’t and what you like. It’s you taking a bite, taking a sip and then declaring your undying love for that imperial stout and chocolate cake.
Barrel-ageing beers is not a new thing, but it is getting more and more popular, and has probably never been as inventive. Adrian Tierney-Jones explores the new wave of ageing beer in wood
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