When it comes to food and beverage matching there are no right or wrong answers. We don’t claim to be expert chefs, but at Coopers, we know our Ales and how our unique brewing style (naturally conditioned) can enhance the spices in your food. The higher the International Bitterness Unit (IBU) in the Coopers Ale, the more it will enhance the flavours in your food. So unless you are a heat-seeker, avoid a high IBU beer like Coopers Best Extra Stout with anything really spicy as the chili will be intensified.
If you're looking to give your food that little 'kick' then take a look below at what we like to eat with our Ales!
We think Mild makes the perfect pair to chicken & fish dishes with lots of cardamom, cumin and turmeric.
Smooth malt character balanced by a triple hopping with Pride of Ringwood and Saaz hops.
The tip – gently tip the bottle three times before drinking.
Given its dark malt characteristics we find Dark goes really well with smoky, BBQ meats.
Fresh, creamy, and finishing with a lingering coffee flavour it’s made using roasted and chocolate malts, giving it a rich dark colour and unique flavour.
The twist – gently rotate the bottle three full revolutions before supping.
High on our IBU scale, we find Stout goes beautifully with sweet desserts full of apple and cinnamon.
Coopers Best Extra Stout is as close to perfection any stout is likely to ever get. Bring on winter!
Gently lay it down and rotate only once before opening.
This would give a hot dish a real kick so we stick to mild Asian inspired dishes full of ginger and garlic.
With its famous cloudy sediment and its distinctive balance of malt, hops and fruity characters, the old ‘Red Label’ is a tasty slice of Coopers history.
The rock – gently rock from side to side to stir the natural sediments prior to consumption.
Perfect for enhancing the heat without being too hot!
With its fruity and floral characters, balanced with a crisp bitterness, Coopers Pale Ale has a compelling flavour which is perfect for every occasion.
Gently roll from side to side no more than 3 times before drinking.
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