A frosty IPA food match

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We love beer. And we love food. So we get particularly excited about a delicious pairing. We asked Marty @thebackyardcook to match the perfect frosty beer with his Chilli Cracker Crusted Buttermilk Chicken and Slaw

Nothing beats sitting down to watch the big game with a frosty beverage in one hand and a crispy chicken drumstick in the other.   If you’re making my Chilli Cracker Crusted Buttermilk Chicken and Slaw then you should try it with this Moa South Pacific IPA.

IPA means India Pale Ale, which is a hoppy beer that has risen in popularity mainly due to the craft brewing scene in the US.

IPA beers turn up the volume on flavor, so when pairing with food they need dishes with similar intensity to stand up.

Moa’s South Pacific IPA is a New Zealand take on this popular North American beer style.  Its hoppy strength has powerful floral and tropical notes backed up with a solid malt backbone.

The good news is hop flavors have a great affinity for spices.  When matched with the Chilli Cracker-Encrusted Buttermilk Chicken the bitterness has a cooling affect and the hop acids and carbonation makes a great palate cleansers.


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