Honey-Garlic-Glazed Pork “Prime Rib”
The contrast of bittersweet grapefruit juice and tropical fruit hop notes in the IPA works like a second sauce on the sweet and savoury pork.
IPA & Pink Grapefruit Radler
IPAs, like Bellwoods Roman Candle or Amsterdam Boneshaker, are bursting with the flavours of grapefruit and citrus due to their judicious use of American hops. Adding pink grapefruit juice turns this up to 11, creating something tastier than the sum of its parts. A versatile pairing across the board, this radler is especially good with sweet-and-sour combinations, with a pleasing bitterness that cuts through the richness of fattier meats with ease.
Weissbier & Watermelon Radler
German-style weissbier, like Side Launch Wheat or Hacker Pschorr Weisse Bier, is a refreshing, wheat-based ale, defined by its lively carbonation and its unique yeast, which lends a spicy, fruity, bubble gum character to the beer. The addition of watermelon juice accentuates the fruitiness. Perfect to enjoy on its own outside on a sunny day, it also makes a quenching foil for spicy and salty foods.
Tripel & Orange Radler
Belgian tripel, like Chimay White Cap, is a Trappist ale showing pear and citrus notes, and a dry, spicy, yeasty finish. The aromatic and textural similarities to Champagne can be uncanny. When married with fresh orange juice, it makes for a moreish, Mimosa-like sipper, at home beside lighter grilled meats and egg-based brunch dishes. Strong golden ales, such Duvel, are similar in style, slightly stronger in alcohol and a little lower in fruitiness; they work just as well.
Stout, Cold Brew & Pomegranate Radler
Richer stouts, like St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout or Sri Lankan Sinha Stout, boast natural coffee flavours that come from the dark roasted malts used in their brewing. The addition of cold brew underlines these qualities, while the firm acidity and dark sweetness of pomegranate juice weave their way into the mix seamlessly. It’s a very good match with long-roasted red meats or even dark chocolate desserts.