Suds and Grubs (Beer and Food Pairing): Guinness and a Flourless, Sugarless Chocolate Cake

 

Happy holidays everyone!

With the yulitede season, I flew in to Davao at the behest of my relatives for the holidays. Sadly I had a hard time coping with the beer selection here but luckily I found some Guiness Extra Stout at the Swiss Deli.

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Today also marks the birthday of one of my closest cousins and his older sister baked him a flourless,  sugarless chocolate cake for his birthday dinner.

With the beer that I got, I had an opportunity to find a good beer for pairing with the dessert.

FYI: Guinness Extra Stout comes direct Ireland and it is significantly better than the Guinness Foreign Extra Stout cheaper 330 ml can that you can avail in most supermarkets. The Foreign Extra Stout comes from Malaysia and it’s horrible! Please avoid it at all costs!

Moving on, beer and food pairing is a passion of mine when it comes to beer. You can never dissociate beer from food. The biggest reason why I’m such a beer geek is because a great pairing of beer and food is one of the best gastronomic experiences around!

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So now! Let’s start with the pairing…

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Pub and Grub: Burgers and Brewskies

Last Thursday, my favorite scuba diving couple (by default), my cousin (the ever famous blogger, Mikka Wee, yes I’m plugging her, check her stuff at pepper.ph) and I went to Burgers and Brewskies at The Fort (I refuse to call it BGC, I don’t like calling cities as strings of letters). This was my second time to go here and I am honestly impressed with their burgers.

The Indio Pale Ale

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