Dublin is one of the top destinations in the world for beer fans and the buzzing pub scene is visited by tourists from all over the world. Of course, many come to drink the world-famous Guinness, but it doesn't solely have to be consumed in pint format. The Irish capital is home to some great comfort food across all cuisines, including American eateries serving up stodgy food with onion rings to help soak up the booze. Of course, chefs have also realised that combining food and beer can yield some fantastic results as well. And pairing great beers with dishes is a culinary treat. Here we guide you through some of the best ways to enjoy ale in Dublin, and luckily all of this can be ordered straight to your door with Deliveroo.
1. Braised Irish Beef and Guinness Pie
You've heard of steak and ale pie and know how deliciously wholesome it is. Now imagine that sumptuous comfort food cranked up to ten. The Braised Irish Beef and Guinness Pie at The Girl and the Goose takes the already popular concept to the next level. By using prime cuts of Grade-A Irish beef and slow-cooking them until mouth-wateringly tender in one of the world's favourite beers. The result is an astonishingly pleasurable experience. The Ballsbridge eatery is known for its hearty offerings, but this one is simply a must-try for lovers of beer and good-quality meat.
2. Blacks Kinsley Pale Ale
You don't necessarily have to wash the beef and Guinness pie down with the famous Irish stout. In fact, it goes really well with other ales too. The Fresh Kitchen has an excellent selection of craft beers to drink and we recommend the Blacks Kinsale Pale Ale, which is a deliciously fruity ale with notes of basic hops from well-known Irish craft beer experts Blacks of Kinsale.
3. 8 Degrees Howling Gale Pale Ale
Good to Go is well known for offering up healthy options and nutritious meals using ethically sourced ingredients. There are some delightful Asian treats on the menu, such as the Pronto Pad Thai and the Massaman Chicken Curry, and these can be washed down with a selection of organic beers and biodynamic wines. The 8 Degrees Howling Gale Pale Ale not only has a fantastic name, it also works brilliantly with the spiced Thai dishes available. The beer itself is crisp, and has a grapefruit and citrus aroma.
4. Howth Harbour Seafood Chowder with Guinness and Treacle Bread
Guinness bread is hugely popular in Dublin and Eathos, a local favourite, has taken it up a few notches by involving sweet treacle. This results in a bread like nothing you will have tried before, and would be great to enjoy on its own. It goes perfectly with the Seafood Chowder, though, and rounds off a rich and fulfilling meal. This is ideal for any time of year, but especially those cold, winter nights. Again, this is a fine dish to pair with one of the many varieties of craft ale on offer in the city.
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