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.