Summer Ale tops Beer Academy Poll for the perfect BBQ beer
To mark National BBQ Week*, the Beer Academy has announced the best barbeque beer. Summer Ale narrowly piped India Pale Ale in poll of Beer Academy alumni to choose the perfect beer for barbeques. Beer lovers were given the opportunity to vote for their favourite barbeque beer in the poll that was conducted last month.
The ranking was:
Summer ale 37%
India Pale Ale (IPA) 35%
Extra Special Bitter (ESB) 13%
Beer Academy Director, Simon Jackson said “Many respondents said that it was difficult to choose just one beer for a barbeque as the perfect match depends on the food on the grill. Summer ale won through narrowly as having a sufficiently robust flavour to cut through even the strongest marinade – whilst still delivering the refreshment that is essential for a hot summer evening. “
“But with all beer and food matching, whilst the food and the occasion all play their part, there are no absolute right and wrongs. The decisive factor is always individual palate and preference. Next time you have a barbeque, join in the debate on Twitter at @TheBeerAcademy”