Beer – it’s one of the oldest brewed beverages in the world and for good reason. Not only is there a variety of culture and history intertwined in beer, it also adds enjoyment to your party (if drunk responsibly, of course!) and it can even enhance the taste and flavour of food.
If you are a beer lover, you are most likely to have your long standing favourites – the usual pint you order at the pub or the beer you always buy at the off license. For your own hog roast or lamb roast catered event, why not try matching the right beer with the right food. This will not only emphasize the taste experience but is also a great talking point for your party!
Take the effort out of the beer selection for your party and follow our lead on what beers will perfectly match your Hog Roast or Lamb Spit…
Beer for your Hog Roast
English Brown Ale – this mild ale has a malty, sweet taste on the palate, with a reddish brown colour. It is a great combination for your Hog Roast as the pleasant, mild taste will balance well with the hog, and it will not overpower the delicious, juicy hog meat taste. Easily available English Brown Ales include:
- Newcastle Brown Ale
- Manns Original Brown Ale
- Sam Smith’s Nut Brown Ale
- Double Maxim
Beer for your Lamb Spit
Pale ale – due to the higher proportion of pale malts in these beers, this lighter coloured beer range offers a variety of tastes and strengths. Its origins can be traced back to the city of Burton-upon-Trent, a city with an abundance of rich hard water, which helps with the ale’s clarity and hop bitterness. Ranging from a golden to reddish-amber colour, pale ales offer a mix of fruity, hoppy, earthy, buttery and malty aromas and flavours, making them the perfect drink with which to quench your thirst while you chow down on a delicate and delicious lamb dish. Easily available English Pale Ales include:
- Fuller’s London Pride
- Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery Pale Ale
- Admiral’s Ale
Combining the right beer with your Hog or Lamb spit roast will emphasize the taste of both the beer and your meal. We’re always happy to offer guidance on the various things you ought to consider when planning your spit roast catered event, including the types of beer you ought to have on hand for your guests. Feel free to contact us with any queries you might have, beer-related or not!