|Jeff, John, Leone and me at Timbre|
Last week, Jeff and I attended the Beer Appreciation Evening* at Timbre @ Substation, organized by Expat Living and sponsored by SingTel. Colin Paige, brewmaster for Archipelago Brewery, talked a little bit about the beer making process and Archipelago's craft brews. Then we sampled their beers which were paired with different dishes. My favorite Archipelago beer is the Irish Ale. Jeff's is their Smoked IPA (but it's only available at Smokey's BBQ).
I learned to look for "flavor hooks" in a beer when pairing it up with food. For example, the citrus in a Belgian wit would go nicely with the lemongrass in Thai green curry. Archipelago's honey American ale goes well with honey glazed chicken.
Beer tastes great on its own, but when paired with the right dish it tastes even better. For more tips on food and beer pairing, go here.
Thanks to the folks at Goodstuph for inviting us to this event.
*All evenings involving beer should be Beer Appreciation Evenings. Life is too short to drink crappy beer.