Food & Beer Pairings

Beer and food have been enjoyed together for as long as beer has been around. This grain-based beverage makes it a food in and of itself, and the huge range of flavors, aromas and textures makes it a perfect match with nearly any kind of food. We have some suggestions on how you can easily match beers and foods that enhance one another.

For great beer and food pairings, several things must be considered. Below are some of the more important things to keep in mind:

- Contrast: To make an ideal pairing by contrast, you want to pick either a beer or a dish that has strong, dominant flavor, such as sweet, rich, or oily.
- Complement: Complementing flavors is the simplest way to make a delicious food and beer pairing. Match rich foods with beers that have a heavy, rich flavor, like stouts or porters.
- Cleanse: You can always use beer as a palate cleanser. This type of beer pairing is idea for dishes that have strong overpowering flavors.
- Avoid Overpowering Flavors: Keep in mind the levels of flavor in your food and beer. Some rich and flavorful beers can overpower certain types of foods.

Below is a guide you can reference to get an idea for beer and food pairings, these are general pairing suggestions. You can always create your own new and unique beer and food pairing.

- Light lagers: Spicy food, burgers, salads
- Wheat beers: Spicy food and fruity desserts
- India pale ales (IPAs): Steak, barbecue, and Mexican food
- Amber ales: Pizza, fried food, smoked pork
- Dark lagers: Pizza, burgers, hearty stews
- Brown ales: Sausage, sushi, fish
- Porters: Seafood, coffee-flavored desserts, game meats
- Stouts: Chocolate desserts, shellfish, Mexican food
For more Beer & Food pairing ideas, check out this Beer & Food Pairing Chart from The Brewers Association.

Beer & Food Pairing Chart

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Food & Beer Pairings

Beer and food have been enjoyed together for as long as beer has been around. This grain-based beverage makes it a food in and of itself, and the huge range of flavors, aromas and textures makes it a perfect match with nearly any kind of food. We have some suggestions on how you can easily match beers and foods that enhance one another.

For great beer and food pairings, several things must be considered. Below are some of the more important things to keep in mind:

- Contrast: To make an ideal pairing by contrast, you want to pick either a beer or a dish that has strong, dominant flavor, such as sweet, rich, or oily.
- Complement: Complementing flavors is the simplest way to make a delicious food and beer pairing. Match rich foods with beers that have a heavy, rich flavor, like stouts or porters.
- Cleanse: You can always use beer as a palate cleanser. This type of beer pairing is idea for dishes that have strong overpowering flavors.
- Avoid Overpowering Flavors: Keep in mind the levels of flavor in your food and beer. Some rich and flavorful beers can overpower certain types of foods.

Below is a guide you can reference to get an idea for beer and food pairings, these are general pairing suggestions. You can always create your own new and unique beer and food pairing.

- Light lagers: Spicy food, burgers, salads
- Wheat beers: Spicy food and fruity desserts
- India pale ales (IPAs): Steak, barbecue, and Mexican food
- Amber ales: Pizza, fried food, smoked pork
- Dark lagers: Pizza, burgers, hearty stews
- Brown ales: Sausage, sushi, fish
- Porters: Seafood, coffee-flavored desserts, game meats
- Stouts: Chocolate desserts, shellfish, Mexican food

For more Beer & Food pairing ideas, check out this Beer & Food Pairing Chart from The Brewers Association.

Beer & Food Pairing Chart

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Bailey's Apple Pie

Coming soon, Bailey's Apple Pie! Move aside Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Apple Pie is here!

Bailey's Apple Pie is served best over ice, but lots of delicious recipes coming soon!

Incoming - Meiomi Wines!

Meiomi Wines are making their way to Frank Liquor! Meiomi offers three different wines that are sure to please!

Meiomi Pinot Noir - "A rich garnet color with a ruby edge, the wine opens to reveal lifted fruit aromas of bright strawberry and jammy fruit, mocha, and vanilla, along with toasty oak notes. Expressive boysenberry, blackberry, dark cherry, juicy strawberry and toasty mocha flavors lend complexity and depth on the palate. The well-integrated oak provides structure and depth seldom seen in Pinot Noir."

Meiomi Chardonnay - "Smooth, opulent layers of pineapple and lemon peel are heightened by sweet smells of honey, almonds, baking spices, and subtle custard notes. The full flavors are highlighted by succulent acidity and a clean, mineral-driven finish.

Meiomi Rose - "Delicately pink in color, Meiomi Rose is delightfully dry with vibrant acidity. The wine opens to delicate aromas of strawberry, rose petal and citrus. The palate offers mouthwatering flavors of juicy strawberry, watermelon, hay and grapefruit with a cool minerality on the finish."

Read more about the regions where the wines are made, a short blurb on their Winemaker and find out what locations to buy Meiomi on their website here!

https://www.meiomi.com/

Smirnoff Red White & Berry Vodka

Infused with Cherry, Citrus & Blue Raspberry flavors, our Smirnoff Red White & Berry is back for the summer! Think of it as your adult bomp pop and your #drinkofthesummer!

We have a couple recipes to share that we just can't get enough of!

Smirnoff Red White & Berry Lemonade:
Ingredients:
Raspberries or Strawberries
1oz. Smirnoff Red White & Berry
Your favorite original lemonade
Ice

Instructions:
Fill a glass or mason jar to the brim with ice
Pour in 1 oz. of Smirnoff Red White & Berry vodka
Fill rest of glass with your favorite original lemonade!
Garnish with raspberries or strawberries and finish off with a cute straw!

Or up your game with our Firecracker Lemonade!
Ingredients:
Pop rocks: blue and red
Honey
3oz Lemonade
1oz Smirnoff Red White & Berry
3/4oz Blue Curacao
Grenadine

Directions:
1. Rim a glass or mason jar with a mixture of blue and red pop rocks using honey to help it stick.
2. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in lemonade, Smirnoff Red White & Berry and Blue Curacao. Shake well.
3. Fill glass with ice and pour in your mixed cocktail!
4. Slowly drizzle grenadine on top of the drink for a red and blue layering effect.

Enjoy your new favorite drinks... on us! #drinkofthesummer

Captain Morgan Orange Vanilla Twist

Captain Morgan is as ready for summer as we are and they have outdone themselves with their new summer edition Captain Morgan Orange Vanilla Twist! Combine with ginger ale, cola or orange soda over ice for your new classic favorite or splash a little (or a lot) into an orange slushie to cool down when the sun comes out!

30%ABV

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Welcome Eagle Park Brewing Co.

Eagle Park Brewing Company was founded by two brothers, Max & Jack Borgardt. Two brothers who love writing music and playing in a band together. Two brothers who absolutely love drinking beer together. Two brothers who started brewing in their garage.

If you respect beer as much as these two brothers do, then you’ve heard a lot of stories. A good story is the key ingredient to good beer. Eagle Park Brewing Company has been in the beer business since they tasted (legally, of course) the sweet, marvelous beverage that’s made from malted grain. They know the craft beer industry and they prove dedication and commitment to the consumer and the craft beer community through every pour, every toast and every taste.

We’re excited to welcome Eagle Park Brewing Company to our line of brews, for limited sales we will have both SET LIST IPA & LOOP STATION GOLDEN ALE available in our market. LOOP STATION GOLDEN ALE is brewed with hints of Agave Nectar, Lime Peel and Sea Salt, this refreshingly addictive beer is sure to be your jam! SET LIST IPA is brewed to get your through your set in one piece, SET LIST IPA has a hop forward flavor profile of citrus, tropical fruit and hints of pine.

As the boys at Eagle Park increase production over the next few weeks, we will be able to supply more and more retailers with these two delicious brews.

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SUFFERFEST #WILLSWEATFORBEER

WHO IS SUFFERFEST?
Sufferfest Beer Company is a woman founded certified B Corporation who crafts beer inspired by those who aspire to live healthy, active lifestyles. We are the pioneer of purpose-brewed craft light beer made with exotic ingredients that add flavor complexity. Our flagship beer, Repeat, is a 95-cal, 5 carb Kolsch with added bee pollen. Other ground breaking, finish lines beers include a 135-cal, coffee and coconut water stout, and a refreshing 175-cal pale ale with sea salt and black currant.

WHAT IS SUFFERFEST ALL ABOUT?
Sufferfest Beer Company is craft beer reimagined. It celebrates active, healthy, and passionate humans with consciously crafted beers that all feature something special and generally have reduced calories, carbs and gluten. Inspired by strong women, athletes and adventurers, our beers are purpose-brewed for those who go the extra mile, and those who aspire to be like them, to celebrate those finish line moments.

THE WHY?
Sufferfest was founded to satisfy the need for the perfect finish line beer —something that spoke to active and healthy consumers who cared about what they put into their bodies. At a time where “better for you” food options are crowding the shelves, the “functional beverage” category continues to lead as the fastest growing sub-category. We soon learned that there was an even larger audience who aspired to reach their own finish lines and that our decidedly different recipes and refreshing taste profiles gave them a smarter, more refreshing alternative to domestic light beer and higher alcohol craft options.

#WILLSWEATFORBEER
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Menage a Trois Luscious Pinot Noir

Ménage à Trois Luscious exposes the darker side of Pinot Noir. Soft and approachable, it seduces you with its sultry fragrance, voluptuous flavors and devastatingly smooth finish. Succulent black cherry and rich raspberry flavors flirt dangerously with sensual whispers of vanilla, thrilling your palate like never before. A kiss of mocha lingers lusciously on your lips—a reminder of a passionate encounter you won’t soon forget
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Baileys Pumpkin Spice – Fall for the flavor all over again

Pumpkin season is here! Baileys Pumpkin Spice blends the flavors of sweet cinnamon and baking spices, luscious maple, brown sugar, and baked pie crust with additional hints of vanilla and coffee for a fall-focused Baileys experience. So what are you waiting for?

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