Sassy Red is quite a high "Flavour Impact" beer, and so will need food equally high impact. Rich foods such as BBQ ribs or venison are ideal. Sassy Red has two distinct "Flavour Hooks". A flavour hook is a particular character in the beer that harmonises with some of the flavours in the food. Look for the toasted malt notes to recognise and accentuate the char on the BBQ ribs. Beer can match with only one part of the dish and still create a truly wonderful organoleptic experience. The ripe tropical fruit flavours exhibited in Sassy Red are enhanced by using sides such as Mango Chutney.
The flavour impact of Sultry Dark is high, and so needs to be placed with similar foods. The over-riding "Flavour Hook" is roasted, caramelised malt characters. So foods that are charred, grilled, blackened or caramelised could work well. The richness makes it a great match for dessert, either on its own, with chocolate brownie or fruit cake.
A hop driven beer, the bitterness is cleansing on the pallet in the same way as an acidic Chardonnay or Sauvignon. Incredibly good with spicy dishes, but also dishes with oil, as Wicked Blonde has a great ability to cut. Wonderful with Salmon.
Verboden Vice is a delicate beer with low "Flavour Impact" and should be matched with 'low impact foods', for example salads and some pasta dishes. The fruit and spices create "Flavour Hooks" with many foods. Verboden Vice contrasts well with Asian cuisine and is particularly good with seafood - try with mussels steamed in Verboden Vice, or with sushi as the spiciness works in harmony with the nori.