Food and beer match


Up your enjoyment of summer cricket season in time for the Black Caps vs India this weekend with our suggestions for tasty classic bar snacks and beer matches

Food and photography by Olivia Galletly

We’re just a little bit obsessed with cricket here, and have been rocking the wicket this summer by pairing up with Radio Hauraki’s infamous ACC (Alternative Commentary Collective), who’ve been rattling their daiquiris at Black Caps games around the country making some awesome drinks in the Liquorland Cocktail Hour. You can see all of the drink recipes here

Of course we always recommend you graze while you liaise, so to keep you in good shape for the remaining month’s-worth of coverage of Black Caps vs India and Bangladesh games here’s our pick of the best beer and easy-to-make bar snack matches. All beers available at Liquorland stores nationwide...

Steinlager Tokyo Dry

Japanese brewing techniques meet raw New Zealand ingredients for a thirst-quenching pale lager with a deliciously crisp finish.

TRY WITH Panko and sesame prawns with wasabi mayo

Little Creatures Pale Ale

Made with whole hop flowers this beer is bursting with citrus and stone fruit and a decent hit of bitterness.

TRY WITH Bhuja mix with crispy fried garlic and curry leaves

Emerson’s Big Rig APA

A beautifully balanced beer with a truckload of hops, tropical and citrus flavours, and a sweet malt base that brings a touch of caramel.

TRY WITH Honey, cumin and mustard seed nuts

Panhead Port Road Pils Pilsner

South Pacific hops push the classic pilsner towards flavours of passionfruit and grapefruit plus sauvignon blanc characters.

TRY WITH Spicy pineapple salsa with paprika oven-baked tortilla crisps

Mac’s Miss Conduct Dry Hopped Pilsner

A crisp pilsner with an unexpected punch of hops expertly balanced with sweet malt flavours and zesty citrus notes.

TRY WITH Prawn and chive dumplings with chilli crisp dipping sauce

Speight’s 5 Malt Old Dark

This classic dark beer is made with five different roasted malts for a big creamy brew with notes of chocolate fudge and coffee.

TRY WITH Slow-cooked beef mince pies and sauce

Click and Collect

Just one click. That’s all it takes to grab your weekend cocktail essentials from your local Liquorland thanks to Click and Collect.

Simply choose your desired tipples, pay at the quick ’n’ easy online checkout and voilà – your purchases will be ready and waiting for you at your Liquorland store of choice.