Beer meets Food with Marley Spoon

Looking to match your beer with food? Take a look at what beers we paired with Marley Spoon’s recipe box menu for inspiration.

Plus – we’ve teamed up with our friends at Marley Spoon to offer you £20 off your first recipe box from them. Marley Spoon delivers delicious recipes with all of the ingredients, in exact quantities to cook at home. Use the code ‘HonestBrew’ at checkout to get cooking.

Here’s what HonestBrew’s resident beer guru, Craig Willmott, has paired with the dishes on Marley Spoon’s menu for next week:

Garden herb sausage bake with gnocchi and broccoli

A nice, well-carbonated Amber Lager  such as Signature Brew’s Unfiltered Vienna Lager or Pale Ale are always great pairings with sausage.

Spicy chicken puttanesca with herbed rice

The spice, capers and olives would be balanced beautifully by the slightly sweeter notes of a Belgian Amber such as Troubadour Dubbel

Thai beef salad

Wit beers with salads are always a safe bet, but the bitterness from a quality Tuatara Pilsner will nicely cut through the Thai spices.


Za’atar salmon skewers with orange blossom dressing

A Light Wit beer such as Camden’s Gentleman’s Wit would complement the citrus and not overpower the fish.

Spelt cavatappi and cauliflower bake with pecorino Béchamel

A well balanced, yet bitter IPA such as Brooklyn’s EIPA to complement the nutty-nature, sharp of Pecorino (the older kinds, that is).

Kale and goat’s cheese quesadillas with sweet potato and avocado dip

Richer flavours of goats cheese & avocado would go well with a nice Bavarian Weissbier, or even a Rauchbier (smoked – Schlenkerla Helles if the quesadillas are charred over a grill.

Halloumi and honey roasted beetroot with tangy pearl barley and herbs

A light, herby, dry saison such as Wild Beer Co’s Epic Saison would nicely balance the honey-roasted beetroot while pairing well with the tangy pearly barley.