CAMRA's Key Campaigns

1

Stop tax killing beer and pubs

2

Secure an effective government support package for pubs

3

Encourage more people to try a range of real ales, ciders and perries

4

To raise the profile of pub-going and increase the number of people using pubs regularly

Enjoying it with Food

When it comes to dining, beer is being given a major push by brewers and beer writers as an accompaniment to food. With the variety of flavours derived from different hop strains and ingredients, different beers are able to contrast and complement a range of different tastes and dishes.

Here are some suggested beer and food matches.

Beer & Cheese

Starters

Soup

Vegatable

Pale Bitters
 

Meaty

Malty Ales

Shellfish

 

Stouts, Porters or Belgian Wheat Beers

Fish

 

German Lagers, Light Bitters, Belgian Wheat Beers

Pâté

 

Milds, Strong Dark Lagers

Quiches/soufflés

 

Light Bitters

Beer & Fish

Mains

Beef

 

Full-bodied bitters

Pork

 

Pilsners, Bavarian Wheat Beers, Strong Dark Lagers

Lamb

 

Spicy Malty Ales, Dark Lagers

Chicken

 

Lagers, Wheat Beers

Turkey

 

Malty Ales

Duck

 

Kriek (Cherry) Beers

Game

 

Malty Ales, Trappist Ales

Sausages

 

Full-bodied Bitters, Dark Lagers, Bavarian Wheat Beers

Meat Pies

 

Full-bodied bitters

Barbecue

 

Smoked Beers, Dark Lagers

Oriental

 

Wheat Beers, Ginger/Spiced Beers

Curries

 

Strong IPAs, Premium Lagers

Salads

 

Floral-hopped Bitters, Nutty, Malty Ales, Wheat Beers

Pizzas

 

Malty Lagers

Plougman's

 

Hoppy, Fruity Bitters

Cheeses

Mild

Light Bitters

 

Medium

Full-bodied Ales

 

Mature/Blue

Trappist Ales, Old Ales, Barley Wines

Beer & Tarts

Desserts

Chocolate/Coffee

Stouts, Porters, Belgian Fruit Beers

Red Berry

Porters

Apple/Banana

Bavarian Wheat Beers

Creamy

Stouts

Spiced

Bavarian Wheat Beers

*These guidelines have been taken from CAMRA's Good Bottled Beer Guide 8th Edition, by Jeff Evans.