Golden Ale Food Pairings – Simple Advice
Pairing beer with food is a skill that needs to be developed, and flavor combinations aren’t universal. A typical challenge is the perception that lighter beers and ones without big flavors can ‘go with anything’ and can easily pair well with multiple courses.
This isn’t the case for Blonde Ales and Golden Ales (Check out some of our reviews here) which are picky pairings that I reserve for lighter meals.
Silver Bluff Golden Ale, with balanced bitterness and subtle floral and spicy aroma, is an excellent example of this style and is the beer reference for these pairings. Just learning about Golden Ales? Check out our overview of the style.
Note that you can substitute most British Goldens and American Blonde Ales that are not too hoppy with Silver Bluff’s Golden to make your menus. American Pale Ale with hop bitterness or craft beer with added flavors or fruits would be paired differently than these examples.
Seafood and Fish are Ideal for Golden Ales
Lighter seafood and fish and those with delicate and diverse flavors pair well with American and British Golden Ales.