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Pairing Food and Drinks Is A Plus for Profits

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January 28, 2015

Today’s guests are looking for elevated dining experiences with unique flavors and shareable portions. By offering a menu of small plates or appetizers that complement the flavors of increasingly popular craft beers—growing 20% annually in sales1—you can increase guest satisfaction, check averages and most importantly, profits. Here are a few ideas to jumpstart your journey to pairing success:

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Bacon-Glazed Fries + Citrus Wheat Ale

Crispy, craft beer battered thin cut fries glazed with flavorful bacon fat are topped with sliced green onions and complemented with house-made barbeque mayonnaise. Pairs well with a crisp, citrus wheat ale that cuts through the richness of the fries.

Brew City® Thin Cut Fries (BCI00255)

Crispy, craft beer battered thin cut fries glazed with flavorful bacon fat are topped with sliced green onions and complemented with house-made barbeque mayonnaise. Pairs well with a crisp, citrus wheat ale that cuts through the richness of the fries.

Brew City® Thin Cut Fries (BCI00255)

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Far East Onion Rings + Farmhouse Ale

The crunch of thick-cut, beer-battered onion rings pairs deliciously with a sweet and salty hoisin sauce, garlic mayonnaise, cilantro and crushed peanuts. Serve with an earthy farmhouse ale with complex flavor to complement this irresistible dish.

Brew City® Thick Cut Onion Rings (70010011)

The crunch of thick-cut, beer-battered onion rings pairs deliciously with a sweet and salty hoisin sauce, garlic mayonnaise, cilantro and crushed peanuts. Serve with an earthy farmhouse ale with complex flavor to complement this irresistible dish.

Brew City® Thick Cut Onion Rings (70010011)

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Buffalo Pub Pickles + Classic Light Lager

Zest at its best: spicy pickle spears in a crispy craft beer batter, tossed in tangy buffalo sauce and topped with sharp blue cheese crumbles. Pair with your guests’ favorite light lager to counter the heat of the dish.

Brew City® Spicy Pub Pickles (70003188)

Zest at its best: spicy pickle spears in a crispy craft beer batter, tossed in tangy buffalo sauce and topped with sharp blue cheese crumbles. Pair with your guests’ favorite light lager to counter the heat of the dish.

Brew City® Spicy Pub Pickles (70003188)

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Moroccan Onion Scoops + Spiced Dark Lager

Enjoy the crispy, hot sweetness of craft beer-battered onion petals dusted with cumin and garlic salt and served with hand-mashed Harissa Hummus. Pair it with the warmth of a full-body spiced dark lager to complement the complexity of the spices and hummus.

Brew City® Onion Hot Scoopers® (70010517)

Enjoy the crispy, hot sweetness of craft beer-battered onion petals dusted with cumin and garlic salt and served with hand-mashed Harissa Hummus. Pair it with the warmth of a full-body spiced dark lager to complement the complexity of the spices and hummus.

Brew City® Onion Hot Scoopers® (70010517)

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Mediterranean Lamb Skewers & Onion Rings + Belgian Red Ale

Golden, beer-battered onion rings and spice-marinated lamb skewers matched with cool Mediterranean-style yogurt and tangy fennel-carrot slaw, paired with chilled raita sauce. Enjoy alongside a distinctive Belgian-Style Red Ale to complete this meal’s bold character.

Brew City® Thin Cut Onion Rings (70010010)

Golden, beer-battered onion rings and spice-marinated lamb skewers matched with cool Mediterranean-style yogurt and tangy fennel-carrot slaw, paired with chilled raita sauce. Enjoy alongside a distinctive Belgian-Style Red Ale to complete this meal’s bold character.

Brew City® Thin Cut Onion Rings (70010010)

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Bac’n Cheesy Apple Salad + White Wheat Ale

Crisp butter lettuce, red endive, marinated fennel and sweet Fuji apple slices dressed with a signature cider vinaigrette and finished with the buttery crunch of craft beer battered cheesy bacon macaroni bites. Match the crispness of the salad with a crisp, bubbly White Ale for the perfect duo.

Brew City® Mac ‘N Jack Brew Bites™ (1000000516)

Crisp butter lettuce, red endive, marinated fennel and sweet Fuji apple slices dressed with a signature cider vinaigrette and finished with the buttery crunch of craft beer battered cheesy bacon macaroni bites. Match the crispness of the salad with a crisp, bubbly White Ale for the perfect duo.

Brew City® Mac ‘N Jack Brew Bites™ (1000000516)

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Moules Beer Frites + Vienna-Style Amber Lager

A unique and flavorful duet of beer-steamed mussels and beer-battered fries topped with spicy Spanish chorizo, garlic, fresh tomatoes and chopped cilantro. Pair with a slightly sweet, Vienna-style amber lager to complement the spices in the dish.

Brew City® Skin-On Maxi Cut Fries (BCI00256)

A unique and flavorful duet of beer-steamed mussels and beer-battered fries topped with spicy Spanish chorizo, garlic, fresh tomatoes and chopped cilantro. Pair with a slightly sweet, Vienna-style amber lager to complement the spices in the dish.

Brew City® Skin-On Maxi Cut Fries (BCI00256)

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Beer-Jacked Reuben Sliders + Smoked Porter

Each mini-reuben is piled with savory corned beef, melted Jack cheese and beer-braised red cabbage, brushed with roasted red pepper aioli and topped with a crisp beer-battered onion ring. Pair with the balanced hops and smoked malts of a rich smoked porter to complement this flavor-filled experience.

Brew City® Thick Cut Onion Rings (70010011)

Each mini-reuben is piled with savory corned beef, melted Jack cheese and beer-braised red cabbage, brushed with roasted red pepper aioli and topped with a crisp beer-battered onion ring. Pair with the balanced hops and smoked malts of a rich smoked porter to complement this flavor-filled experience.

Brew City® Thick Cut Onion Rings (70010011)

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Bottleneck Fries Au Cheval + Bock

Serve a fresh skillet-fried egg with cracked pepper over a crispy bed of ribbed, beer-battered bottleneck fries. Once your guests try this offering, they’ll be believers. Pair with a malty, bock-style beer for a balance of flavors that elevates the whole experience.

Brew City® Bottle Neck® Fries Ridge Cuts (BCI197)

Serve a fresh skillet-fried egg with cracked pepper over a crispy bed of ribbed, beer-battered bottleneck fries. Once your guests try this offering, they’ll be believers. Pair with a malty, bock-style beer for a balance of flavors that elevates the whole experience.

Brew City® Bottle Neck® Fries Ridge Cuts (BCI197)

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Jalapeño Bottle Cap Beer-Cheese Fondue + English IPA

Perfect for sharing, spicy craft beer-battered jalapeño slices pair perfectly with smooth and savory craft beer-cheese fondue. The fresh, hoppy taste of an English IPA is just the pairing for the bold flavors happening in this offering.

Brew City® Jalapeño Bottle Caps® Sliced Jalapeños (70010518)

Perfect for sharing, spicy craft beer-battered jalapeño slices pair perfectly with smooth and savory craft beer-cheese fondue. The fresh, hoppy taste of an English IPA is just the pairing for the bold flavors happening in this offering.

Brew City® Jalapeño Bottle Caps® Sliced Jalapeños (70010518)

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Très Bon Trio + Old Ale (Stock Ale)

Enjoy the crispy craft beer batter and fluffy potato interior of thick cut French fries served with a flight of stone-ground mustard, Dijon mustard, and artisan ketchup. The strong, malty character of an old ale (stock ale), is the perfect pair for this trio.

Brew City® Skin-On Maxi Cut Fries (BCI00256)

Enjoy the crispy craft beer batter and fluffy potato interior of thick cut French fries served with a flight of stone-ground mustard, Dijon mustard, and artisan ketchup. The strong, malty character of an old ale (stock ale), is the perfect pair for this trio.

Brew City® Skin-On Maxi Cut Fries (BCI00256)

1The Brewers Association, 2013

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