Why pair craft beer and food?
“…Many of today’s craft beers are as complex, as revered and, sometimes, as pricey as fine wines. They might even be served in delicate stemware. And so it’s no surprise that beer has moved in on wine’s domain, the white tablecloth.” WSJ, The Connoisseur’s Way to Pair Food With Beer 5/29/15
Craft beer as we think of it today was born out of a desire to have better beverage choices than generally were available. It came from a sort of mass realization that taste was a factor that should always be considered and that choice was critical. The rise of craft beer followed the era of the foodie, a person who craved taste experience above all else and was willing to invest the time and money in a superior dining experience.
In less than a decade, craft beer has become the benchmark for a restaurant’s offerings. It has come to be expected that restaurants with interesting menus will have at least a few interesting beers. In the last five years, it has become critical not only to have interesting beers, but also to have interesting local beers. Craft beer can be the difference between choosing one restaurant over another.
Find your favorite Love on Tap specials during FeBREWary
We decided that visitors who were interested in beer should have a guide, not just to establishments that served craft beer, but to restaurants that featured craft beer as part of their menu. Working with the restaurants, the breweries and the hotels that are offering specials, we created this map for craft beer lovers.
Shore Craft Beer App – download today
If you want to win prizes for finding these businesses and tasting the many local craft beers featured during FeBREWary, download the Shore Craft Beer App today! You can keep track of the beers you drink and watch your progress on the progress meter. You can find local craft beer near you and even win prizes in some of our many breweries and bars/restaurants that cater to craft beer lovers.