Barrel Runner Pairing Ideas

Our latest Barrel-Aged Series release, Barrel Runner, is the perfect candidate for pairing. Not only will its bold flavors will stand up to a lot of different foods, it’s the perfect beer for sharing (ahem 11.1%). Read on for our favorite pairings options:

A hoppy and rum-soaked beer like Barrel Runner requires just as intense an entree to complement. Try it with:

  • Jerk Chicken
  • Peking Duck
  • Smoked Pork Tenderloin

Bottle of Founders Barrel Runner in picnic basket
Salad hits its stride in the summertime – especially here in Michigan. Vegetables and fruit are abundant and many pair beautifully with the tropical fruit flavors found in Barrel Runner. Try it with:

  • Watermelon Salad with Mint and Goat Cheese
  • Any sort of citrus salad

It may be 90 degrees+ outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some soup! A little sweat never hurt anyone. Try Barrel Runner with:

  • Sweet Corn and Crab Chowder
  • Coconut Curry Soup

Cheese is the best. There are tons of varieties and it pairs with everything from fruit to wine to chocolate to bread to beer. Try Barrel Runner with these:

  • Romana Pradero Gouda
  • Queso Iberico
  • Gjetost Cheese

Rum for dessert? Yes please. Try Barrel Runner with:

  • Rum Raisin Ice Cream
  • Churros

As with any pairings, go forward and explore! You never know what flavor combinations your palate will find appealing. Enjoy!

Founders Barrel Runner and charcuterie board

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