Day to day pressures in everyday life are inevitable. Therefore after a long and hard day, what better way to relax and unwind than to come home to some chilled Hoppy beer? Hoppy beer is great, and the best way to enjoy it is to pair it with some bread. If paired correctly, the bread you choose to pair with can serve to complement the Hoppy beer, allowing you to fully savor your drink.
Hoppy beer is a beer with a very characteristic taste, and finding the suitable bread to pair it may be tricky, but it is definitely not impossible. Due to its bitter taste, the kind of bread that would pair well with it is a bread that provides some sort of interruption, that would occasionally provide the taste buds with relief from its strong nature.
The bread that is most suitable to pair with Hoppy beer is the milk loaf. This is an traditional English bread that is made with sugar, a touch of butter and milk. Hoppy beer has a bitter taste that is rather intense, therefore other delicacies are not fully able to complement it, since the bitter taste clouds the taste buds. However, the slight sweetness of this darling of breads intensifies the dry bitterness of the Hoppy beer, and the result is a teasing effect that prompts you to take one sip after the next, still giving you the urge to keep drinking.
Portuguese Pao Duce is another type of bread that can be effortlessly paired with Hoppy beer. It is sometimes prepared with potato flour and this results in the bread having flesh of very smooth texture. When choosing the Pao Duce to take with your Hoppy beer, however, it is best to go with the plain type, as some variations of this bread may contain lemon rinds in them.
In the absence of those two bread types, plain buns can serve as suitable substitutes to pair with Hoppy beer. Plain buns with a mild sweet taste are the best for this pairing, as other buns like Chelsea buns, sticky buns or others are overly sweet and may contain dried fruits like raisins or may be glazed. Overly sweet breads, when paired with Hoppy beer will provide a very heavy contrast and may consequently make the drinking session unenjoyable.
You may interested in making your own bread to go with your favorite brew. Dust off the bread machine your grandmother gave for Christmas and give it a shot. Search the internet for some good bread machine recipes and try baking a few different types of bread and see how they taste with your beer.
Having gotten this information, you are more acquainted with how best you can enjoy your Hoppy beer. Go ahead and grab some, pair it with one of these recommended breads and savor your beer to the fullest!