There are lots of different foods that pair quite well with beer. In fact, I really wish more high end restaurants would put as much care into curating their beer lists as they do their wine lists, because I believe there’s a craft beer out there suitable to pair with pretty much any meal.
Don’t get me wrong though. Food and craft beer pairings shouldn’t be limited to just high end restaurants. While I do indeed love to pair a good sirloin steak with a hoppy Pale Ale or pair a steamed lobster tail with a nice Belgian Tripel, I still enjoy more classic pairings like pizza and a good IPA or a mushroom Swiss burger with a smoked Porter. One of my favorite beer and food pairings though is a bowl of chili and… well, it can depend on the type of chili. Many people love to pair a good chili with a hearty Stout. Others might prefer an assertive IPA – especially if the chili is extra spicy – and still others would select a nice Saison.
Con Carnival coming up on February 22nd. This event will benefit North Helpline, who believes that everyone deserves adequate food, housing, and respect.
Here is some more information about this event from Hellbent Brewing Company:
Hellbent Brewing Company & FireFlower Sauce Presents:
CHILI CON CARNIVAL Benefiting North Helpline
**FireFlower Pepper Saison Collaboration Release**
February 22nd 2020 4:00pm-6:00pm
Hellbent Brewing Company
13035 Lake City Way NE
Seattle WA 98125
Join us for our First Annual Chili Con Carnival, a chili cook off benefiting our neighbors at North Helpline. What better way to fight the winter weather by eating some great food, raising some money for a good cause and drinking some great beer!! For a suggested donation of $10 you’ll be invited to sample 8-10 different homemade chili recipes made with Hellbent Beer! By fellow beer lovers! Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
If you would like to participate and cook some chili, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Come and bring your best chili!
In the spirit of spice, we are also releasing our FireFlower collaboration Pepper Beer, a chili pepper-infused Saison that is a medley of black pepper, zesty citrus, floral goodness and a subtle yet tangy heat. Beer is very limited and will be available only in 22oz bottles.
For more information, visit the: Chili Con Carnival FB Event page
I love a good chili and this event from Hellbent is reminding me that it’s been far too long since I’ve made a batch of my own fiery Texas Red goodness. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend this event myself, or else I’d be getting myself into the kitchen to whip up a batch and enter the competition. Maybe next year. Be sure to bring your appetite for good chili and your $10 suggested donation.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.