Monday, 19 March 2012

Beer and Pie

The lovely Lisa and I celebrated pie week fashionably late, having a steak and ale pie on Friday.

The pie was a freebie from a man making pies with our stout, and very good it was too. As it was a special occasion we drank with our meal. Not being into beer and food pairing this proved a bit of a puzzler for me. Is it the done thing to drink the same beer as is in the pie or would that be a terrible faux pas?

In the end I went for more of the same beer, which paired with the delicious steak and ale pie brought out flavours of stout. Or did the stout bring out flavours of steak and ale? One of them anyway.


  1. Isn't it a steak and stout pie if it's made with stout, seeing as stout isn't ale?

  2. If you're going to go with original definitions I suppose it would be. But in that case it would probably be a steak and porter pie as the beer in question is 4.5% ABV.