Peak Ales A Guide to Beer and Food Pairing

Wine and food pairing has been a longstanding etiquette for many years now but what about beer and food pairing? After all, not everyone enjoys a glass of wine with their dinner and with the rise in more craft ale choices,  you are going to wash down that lovely Roast Chicken with a beverage that brings out the flavour or at least is enjoyable to drink with your meal.

So, here we have our Peak Ales Beer and Food pairing guide so the next time you sit down to eat with a beer you can be certain that it will be flavoursome all round.

We recommend a mixed case of Peak Ales - The Collection, as this will give you the wider range of ales to match to your menu.

Swift Nick - Alcohol by volume  4% ABV

A traditional English session bitter, with a fruit and hop aroma. There are balanced flavours of malt and hops leading to a dry bitter finish.  

Great with – Crisps, Savoury Snacks and all manner of mild to medium flavoured dishes, such as Pasta and Salad. Swift Nick features a subtle but persuasive flavour that will add lift to a variety of foods.


Bakewell Best - Alcohol by volume: 4.2% ABV

Bakewell Best is a robust amber coloured ale. It is dry & firmly bitter, with some roasted malt flavours and plenty of grassy hops.  

Great with – Crisps, Savoury Snacks and bold, strong flavours like Stew or a Ploughmans. Bakewell Best Bitter possesses strength of character that will carry it proudly aloft in the company of the most complex and flavoursome dishes.


Chatsworth Gold - Alcohol by volume: 4.6% ABV

Chatsworth Gold is a golden beer made with honey from the Chatsworth Estate. The Delicate sweetness is well balanced with bitterness from Goldings and Fuggles hops. 

Great with – Crisps, Savoury Snacks, Rack of Lamb, Ploughmans or Chicken dishes. Like a red wine, Chatsworth Gold provides a perfect complement to flavoursome dishes.  


DPA - Alcohol by volume: 5% ABV

A Higher gravity pale ale. DPA is a distinctive and refreshing beer that is well hopped with goldings for smooth and slightly sweeter taste with a hint of spice. It's also Gluten Free too.

Great with – Fried Chicken, Fish and Chips, Chilli Con Carne and desserts. Like a red wine DPA, provides a perfect compliment to flavoursome dishes.


Noggin Filler - Alcohol by volume: 5% ABV

Noggin Filler is a classic traditional dark winter ale. Marris Otter, Crystal Malts, and Roast Barley combine with Fuggles Hops to create this distinctive and warming beer, ideal for the winter months. 

Great with – Mince Pies, Steak and Ale Pie, Christmas Dinner, Sunday Roast, and Casserole dishes. 


IPA - Alcohol by volume: 6% ABV

A hoppy Indian Pale Ale with a citrus & grapefruit aroma with a lasting bitter finish.

Great with - Anything that is massive in flavours basically, We are talking Smoked Haddock, Thai Curries, Indian Curries, Smokey Meat on the BBQ and Fried Foods.

So there you have it, make a note and try our beer and food pairing guide and enjoy a more enhanced dining experience. 

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Written by JoJo Cater
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