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Maine brothers build a craft beer that pairs flawlessly with Indian cuisine

Ales pair properly with pizza, stouts and porters are awesome with barbecue, and a wheat beer is wonderful with salads, but for spicy foodstuff like Indian and Thai, lagers and pilsners are the way to go.

Which is just one of the large reasons why brothers Van and Sumit Sharma, whose relatives has operated Bombay Mahal in Brunswick for 30 several years and who were the initial entrepreneurs of Style of India in Bangor and Tandoor in Portland, wished to brew their have beer that pairs flawlessly with the sophisticated spices and heat of Indian delicacies.

Rupee Beer launched earlier this yr and is now on shelves at outlets and in places to eat across the state, which includes at Damon’s Beverages in Bangor and Waterville, the Organic Living Centre in Bangor, and World Beverage Warehouse in Ellsworth. It is a smooth, complete-bodied lager that’s significantly less carbonated than most other lagers, to far better complement the spiciness of several Indian dishes, like biryanis, kebabs and tandoori rooster.