Beer pairing

Once a month on a Saturday, the World of Beer hosts a beer-pairing lunch. This event is almost unprecedented in an industry overly preoccupied with wine and whiskey pairings, but not with exploring and creating meals that deliberately complement the multitude of flavours found in beer. Since we introduced this offering in 2015, our beer pairings have become massively popular, attracting both newcomers and returning patrons alike.

As a grain-based beverage, beer lends itself naturally to being paired with food, and even seasoned beer drinkers will be delighted by the artistic fusion of each course.

Our beer-pairing lunches take place from 1pm to 4pm and comprise five courses, each of which has been carefully crafted to pair with a specific SAB brand. Menus change each month, with each one offering ever more creative and delectable gastronomic delights. Guests are guided through the pairing process by an industry expert, who draws attention to the mouthfeel, flavour and aroma of each beer and how it accompanies and enhances the flavours and textures of the food.

Advance bookings are required. Please contact us today for more information.

Our beer-pairing menus

21 October 2017

  • Cold oak-wood smoked salmon on a bed of crunchy baby leaves, rosa tomatoes and mandarin segments, drizzled with a ceviche dressing, paired with 3 Fransen Street Krystal Weiss
  • Slow-cooked Asian-style pulled pork slider topped with creamy wasabi coleslaw and lightly sweetened maple syrup, served with paprika-spiced potato wedges, paired with 3 Fransen Street Irish Red Ale
  • Litchi granita, paired with Brutal Fruit Litchi
  • Cape Malay shrimp and chicken curry served with a duo of jasmine and plain basmati rice, chutney, sambals and a poppadum shard, paired with Carling Blue Label
  • Banoffee cheese cake with decadent chocolate crumble, paired with 3 Fransen Street Cream Ale

Tickets available on Webtickets at a cost of R450 per person.

11 November 2017

  • Lightly curried butternut soup topped with a coriander cream, served with a cheese straw, paired with Stella Artois
  • Fillet of hake poached in milk and scented with cumin, drizzled with a dill yoghurt and micro herbs, paired with Hansa
  • Brutal Fruit Litchi granita, paired with Brutal Fruit Litchi
  • Carved peppered fillet of springbok on creamy mash potato, with Cumberland sauce, pearl vegetables and a pancetta crisp, paired with Carling Black Label
  • Rich chocolate brownie with an espresso anglaise and vanilla ice cream, paired with Castle Milk Stout

Tickets available on Webtickets at a cost of R450 per person.

9 December 2017

  • Ostrich carpaccio, topped with balsamic caramelised onions and parmesan shavings, served with a garlic and herb bruschetta drizzled with a lime-infused olive oil, paired with Castle Lite
  • Boerewors corn dogs served with tomato bredie, paired with Hansa
  • A cold calamari and cucumber salad topped with sesame seeds, paired with Corona
  • Butter chicken served with sambals and poppadums, paired with Carling Black Label
  • Decadent chocolate brownie with an espresso anglaise and vanilla ice cream, paired with Chocolate Milk Stout

Tickets available on Webtickets at a cost of R345 per person.