Best Christmas food and beer matches ever!

Christmas is a time to treat yourself and your loved ones to some indulgent festive food and whatever the occasion this Christmas, there is a perfect St Austell Brewery beer to match!  Here are just a few of our favourites to get your imaginations in the mood…

CHRISTMAS DAY
Here are just a few suggestions for matching some of our delicious beers with classic Christmas Day dishes.

Glazed ham with apple sauceClouded Yellow. The soft spices of the beer complement the sweetness of this classic dish.
Christmas turkey dinner –  Tribute. The zesty orange and grapefruit flavours will balance the splendour of this dish on the Christmas table.
Christmas puddingHSD. This traditional malty biscuit beer will match superbly with the Christmas pudding flavour.
Christmas fruit cakeAdmiral’s Ale. Admiral’s fruity hops and dark malts harmonise perfectly with the great balance of fruit and cake.Beer and Food match

PARTY FOOD
Christmas is all about enjoying the company of special friends and families and so here are just a few of our favourite party snacks and which beers will perfectly match and delight your guests…

Mince piesAdmiral’s Ale. Admiral’s fruity hops and dark malts harmonise perfectly with the indulgent buttery pastry and delicately spiced, fruity mincemeat.
GingerbreadClouded Yellow.  The soft spices of the beer complement the rich, bold flavors of freshly baked gingerbread.
Salmon WellingtonProper Job. The citrussy resinous flavours of Proper Job refresh and revitalise the palate, making it a wonderful partner for this simple yet impressive dish.
Beef WellingtonHSD. This traditional malty biscuit beer will match superbly with the intense flavours of this classic dish.
Cheese and crackersTamar Creek. This red/brown coloured dry beer, packed with tart fruit and nuts, will not disappoint with this dynamic duo!
Stilton puffsMena Dhu. This complex yet light and refreshing stout is just sublime with some rich Stilton cheese.
Sausage rollsTribute. The zesty orange and grapefruit flavours will balance this ever-popular party dish.
Chocolate & chestnut Christmas logMena Dhu. This light yet chocolatey stout makes the perfect match to this classic Christmas dessert.

LEFTOVERS
We know what it’s like: it’s turkey, turkey and more turkey for days! Here’s a couple of dishes and perfectly matched beers to help really look forward to those after Christmas meals this year…

Bubble and squeakProper Job. The citrussy resinous flavours of Proper Job refresh and revitalise the palate, making it a wonderful partner for the king of leftover dishes.
Turkey curryBig Job. A big beer jammed full with hops! It’s not subtle but perfect accompaniment to a hot curry!

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