Here at HonestBrew it’s always been our intention to deliver the world’s best beer to doors and desks across the UK. We want to shake things up when it comes to beer and highlight just how good modern brews can be. As brewers ourselves we appreciate products crafted with high-quality ingredients that focus on sustainability, seasonality and flavour, that’s why we jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with Propercorn for the launch of their exciting new take on popcorn, Crunch Corn.
A tasty new take on their signature snack, Crunch Corn comes in an array of savoury flavours perfect for accompanying the many styles of craft beer out there. From pilsners to IPAs, sour brews to red ales, the bold and exciting flavours of Crunch Corn guarantee a perfectly balanced pairing for lovers of good food and drink.
Peanuts and crisps are fine for a greasy and forgettable pub snack to accompany a mass-produced lager, but if you’re drinking a small-batch brew overflowing with flavour then you’re going to need a snack that can go toe-to-toe with your beer.
Sweet Smoky Chilli - Magic Rock: Rapture
Magic Rock’s Rapture Red Ale will act as the perfect beer saviour to many a snack, however pairing the brew with a spicy treat is a match made made in heaven. Pronounced orange and citrus flavours counteract the warming chilli heat and robust smoked salt of the Crunch Corn. A malty base built upon rich toffee and caramel tones adds a luxurious sweetness ensuring a dynamic taste profile boasting several levels of flavour.
Rock Salt - The Five Points Brewing Co: Pils
Five Points Pils has all the refreshing crispness you’d expect from a great lager – perfect for cutting through that delicious Himalayan Rock Salt Crunch Corn. Add the floral and spicy aromas of the beer’s malt to the mix and you’ve got yourself a sensory experience that definitely transcends the norm.
Salt & Pepper - Moor: PMA
Crunch Corn tossed with a mix of sea salt and cracked black pepper, a classic flavour and the perfect accompaniment to Moor’s ultra refreshing Modern Pale Ale. The Bristol-based brewery specialise in contemporary vegan-friendly brews that draw influence from traditional styles. Expect big bursts of citrus to slice through that peppery warmth, leaving your taste buds tingling and craving for more!
Salt & Vinegar - Beavertown: Gamma Ray
Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar Crunch Corn pairs wonderfully with this hoppy Beavertown Gamma Ray. Hints of crisp tropical fruit mirror the sharpness of the bittersweet cider vinegar, while the addition of US hops give a heavy floral aroma full of hibiscus, passion flowers and grapefruit notes. A pleasantly sweet and malty backbone will ensure the brew holds its own against bold flavours of the corn.
We stand for good beer and Propercorn like things “done properly”. Whether designing new packaging, curating events or collaborating with artists, Propercorn’s energetic team is always looking to create in a way that they’re excited by and passionate about. It’s an approach that mirrors our own. Beer and Crunch Corn may well be a super tasty combination, but we think Propercorn and HonestBrew is an equally awesome pairing.