Stout tends to be popular during the colder Autumn and Winter months and is perfect to pair with a range of different hearty comfort foods according to Drinks Ireland|Beer, which represents Irish beer producers.
As the brewing sector moves towards recovery in the latter half of 2021 more stout products have come onstream – even some non-alcoholic variants.
“With hospitality venues now open, Irish stout-makers are looking positively to the future,” says the Head of Drinks Ireland|Beer Jonathan McDade, “We’d encourage everyone to raise a glass of their favourite Irish stout to celebrate International Stout Day.
“Irish stout continues to be hugely popular both at home and abroad and while the sector was hit hard by Covid-19, 2020 saw 466 million litres of stout being brewed in Ireland.”
A stout pairing
To mark International Stout Day, Drinks Ireland|Beer has a range of food suggestions that can be paired with stout:
· Szechuan Chinese Kung Pao Chicken
· Loin and mushrooms and a cherry sauce
· A platter of oysters
· BBQ dark meats covered in creamy and rich sauce
· Coffee and dark chocolate desserts