Instead of a pairing a cabernet sauvignon with a rib eye steak, for instance, guests might opt for a brown ale. And rather than white wine with fish, a Belgian Witbier or Belgian White beer makes a nice match.
While the craft beer boom has increased consumer awareness of beer and provided many more options, there are a few other reasons for beer becoming a dinner choice vs. wine. One is cost: A craft beer costs someone $4 or 5 for a pint or bottle, whereas a glass of wine can be as much as $15.
Another reason is that customers generally aren’t as intimated by ordering a bottle of beer as they can be when picking wine. As one restaurant operator based in El Paso, TX, notes, beer is so much easier to access for some guests.Read the full article here.