Dark Lager Food Pairings: The Perfect Companion for your Side Launch Brew

When it comes to savouring a rich and flavourful beer, our Munich Dunkel style Dark Lager stands tall with its robust, malty character and deep coffee and chocolate notes. To elevate your drinking experience, we've explored some delicious food pairings that will take your favourite brew to the next level. From hearty grilled meats to a delicious chocolate dessert, your culinary adventure starts here.

Grilled Meats

Dark Lager and Burger

Pairing your Side Launch Dark Lager with grilled meats is a match made in heaven. The beer's smokey malt profile perfectly compliments the savoury, thick essence of grilled dishes. Try it with a juicy steak, a burger fresh off the grill, or tender pork ribs. The charred edges of the meat complement the dark beer's roasted notes, creating a satisfying combination.

Chocolate Dessert


To end your meal on a sweet note, we recommend indulging in a chocolate dessert. The Dark Lager's chocolate undertones find their perfect partner in a decadent chocolate treat. Imagine a rich, velvety chocolate mousse or a gooey dark chocolate brownie topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The deep cocoa flavours in the beer accentuate the dessert's sweetness, resulting in a delightful finale to your culinary journey.

Comforting Pub Fare

Fish n' Chips

For a more casual, hearty pairing experience, consider classic pub fare. Think of a loaded plate of fish and chips or a generous serving of shepherd's pie. These comforting, savoury dishes work perfectly with the Dark Lager. The beer's light and slightly sweet finish complement the fried or savoury elements, making each bite just as delicious and satisfying as the last.

Discover our irresistible Dark Chocolate Stout Cake recipe! Featuring 1 cup of our Dark Lager, this dessert is its ultimate match.

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Stout Cake

Chocolate Stout Cake


  • 1 cup Side Launch Dark Lager
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the Dark Lager and butter. Heat until the butter is melted, then remove from heat. Add the cocoa powder and whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla. Gradually add the beer-cocoa mixture and mix until it's well combined.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the beer-cocoa mixture, stirring until smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into your prepared baking pan and smooth the top.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool in the pan before removing and placing on a serving platter.
  8. Slice and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an unforgettable dessert pairing with your Side Launch Dark Lager.

The Side Launch Dark Lager is a beer of depth and character, making culinary possibilities endless. Whether you choose to pair it with the savoury allure of grilled meats, a classic chocolate dessert, or comforting pub fare, you’re in for a treat. So, raise your glass, savour the flavours, and toast to the perfect pairings. Cheers!

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