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Beer chow magnifique.

Beers are indeed the drink of the hour and brothers Alec, Noel Jr., and Raymond Tempongko, owners of the new bar concept Perfect Pint are out to change the way Filipinos experience beer drinking in Manila by endeavoring not to serve local commercial beers and peanuts for beer chow. Rather, Perfect Pint offers a wide selection of imported and homegrown craft beers paired with a bespoke casual dining menu conceptualized by acclaimed chef Gene Gonzales.

Here are the craft beer and beer chow pairings recommendations by the Tempongko brothers and Chef Gene:

1. Crispy Pig's Knuckle with Mango Salsa and Tom Yum Dip with Czech Weizen

Czech Weizen or wheat beer matches excellently with sweet and spicy food such as Thai cuisine.

2. Heap of Bacon with Classic Pilsner

A light beer with a strong flavor is the way to go as this beer cuts through the saltiness and delicious sweet fattiness of the fresh bacon.

3. Stinky Cheese Pizza with Pivo Weizen or Craftpoint Summer Sessions

The strong flavors from the five cheeses provide a great contrast to the fruity and refreshing taste of the Czech Weizen or the custard-like taste of the Summer Sessions.

4. Mussels in Beer with Pivo Classic or G-Point Wild Ride

Nice and malty, the Pivo Classic or the Wild Ride will stand up to all the flavors such as mussels cooked in beer.

5. Freshly Baked Caramel Brownie Smores with Rhum Raisin Ice Cream with Fat Pauly's Amapola (Dark Chocolate Ale) or Sultana (Caf? Latte Stout)

The chocolate flavor of the caramel brownie balances well with a dark chocolate ale, dunkel, or stout.

6. Oysters Two Ways with Pivo Dunkel

A dark beer seems to work very well with the salty, sea character of the oysters because of the caramel present in dark beer. An alternative would be the summer sessions by Craft with its vanilla and custard notes.

Perfect Pint is at the 2nd floor of Crossroads Building, 32nd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig


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Title Annotation:Food & Travel
Publication:Manila Bulletin
Date:Jun 5, 2014
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