A beer and a bite! These are some of the most delicious foods to pair with a Harp Lager, made by the creators of Guinness

If Guinness is the popular, over-achieving eldest child of the Irish beer world, Harp Lager is its chill younger sibling. First launched in 1960 in response to the growing demand for light yet flavorful lagers, Harp is crisp and refreshing - the ideal pale lager. 

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Brewed using golden barley and the choicest hops, Harp starts with notes of slight bitterness that give way to a clean, refreshing finish. This makes it perfect both for sipping and as a companion to meals.

What to eat with refreshing Harp Lager

Harp Irish Lager is crisp and refreshing, the perfect companion to a meal! These are the best foods to pair with Harp 

Publiée par IrishCentral.com sur Samedi 23 mars 2019

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But what are the best foods to pair with Harp for a winning combination? Here are our seven favorites. 

Mild Cheddar Cheese

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Pair a pint of Harp with a cheese board featuring some mild Irish cheddar as the main event. The creaminess of the cheese compliments the crisp bite of the lager. 

Grilled Chicken

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Getty Images/Lauri Patterson

Harp's subtle balance of hoppiness and sweetness lends itself well to hearty grilled meats, especially chicken.

Pizza

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Getty Images/Bernard Bodo

Pizza and beer is a beloved combination and pale lagers like Harp make for the ultimate pizza beer. 

Calamari

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Getty Images/Lauri Patterson

A plate of freshly fried calamari and a pint of Harp is one of the best bar snacks you can imagine. 

BBQ Pork

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It doesn't get more summery than BBQ food paired with a refreshing beer! Harp cuts through the smoke and sauce so you can keep enjoying more. 

Salmon

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Salmon is one of the most flavorful and fatty of fish and needs a beer with a clean and robust flavor profile to stand up to it. Harp is more than ready for the task. 

Lemon Squares

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Getty Images/Tatiana Volgutovla

Lager with dessert? Don't knock it till you try it! The bittersweet of the lemon mirrors and mellows Harp's slightly bitter notes, and the lager is the perfect thing to wash down this sweet treat.

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* Originally published in March 2019.

What do you like to eat while enjoying a pint of Harp lager? Let us know in the comments!

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