4 Surprising Reasons Why Meat Is Tastier With Beer

4 Reasons Why Meat Is Tastier With Beer


Are you a meat lover but not a big fan of drinking red wine?


Thankfully, there are other beverages that go really well with meat. For instance, the beer balances out the thick and rich taste of steak with its bitter taste and texture. If you’re in the hunt for the best pub food in Sydney, you’re in the right place. Today, we’re here to talk about some surprising reasons why eating meat is tastier paired with beer.

1. There are different types of beer for different types of meat. 

Whether you’re having steak, sausages, or burgers, there is a beer that can complement that! Burgers have lots of flavours that hit every part of your tongue, except for the bitter taste. This is why the strong bitter taste of IPA beer is an excellent option to go along with burgers. 

Sausages and beers are also a perfect pairing, like shoes and socks. If you have grilled sausages with caramelized crust, opt for the smoky-flavoured beer.

2. The beer’s carbonation clears your palate.

Want to taste every last bite of your steak? Drinking beer gets rid of any lingering flavours from the previous bite. So, you can savour the richness of your steak, just like the first time to try it.

3. The beer’s bitter taste goes well with the fattiness of the meat.

The fattiness of some meats like steak, roasted chicken, and sausages can be overwhelming for the palate. The strong bitter taste of beers like IPAs and light ales can cut through the meat’s thickness.  

4. There’s beer for everyone, on every occasion.

Are you looking to have a casual get-together with your closest friends and family? Why not try to have a backyard barbecue! There are lots of beers to choose from depending on your guests’ preference and the types of meat you’ll be grilling. Plus, there’s nothing like taking cold sips of beer while having a hot and juicy barbecue.

Craving for rich and savoury meat and a refreshing beer to go along with it? Check out the Dog Hotel! We serve one of the best food in Sydney and a great selection of craft and local beers.



I just wanted to send out thanks and compliments. Our function yesterday was amazing, both the food and venue were very impressive. We had so many comments from our guests on both how delicious the meal was and the great venue. Baptiste and his staff were excellent. Couldn't be happier with the day. 

Alexis - May, 2017

I would like to thank you and the staff who worked at our function on Saturday who provided seamless and efficient service. There were many compliments from those who attended on the quality of food and the venue itself. Can you please pass on our thanks to the Chef and the rest of the staff.

Colleen O – July 2016

I had a great experience at the DOG last weekend. i had booked outside however due to the cold weather the team changed the booking at the very last minute and set our group of 20 up with a new spot indoors. Roast dinner was delicious and only had good feedback from other guests. Love the beer selection!!

Blake S – July 2016

We had a great day & everything went to plan. The music was brilliant & got the atmosphere going! 
Thanks so much for your help, I would definitely use the DOG again for a function or recommend you to others.

Laura M – June 2016

I just wanted to say thanks to the staff at the Dog on Sunday for making our function a success!
It was the perfect day and everyone really enjoyed the food and space you've created in the courtyard.

Christy - November 2016

I was going to send you a BIG thank you tomorrow. The staff were wonderful, friendly and organised. Everything went so smoothly and the food was fabulous, compliments to the chefs who were working so hard in the kitchen. We had a lovely evening and the table was perfect. Thank you for helping our night to be such a good one. We will be back for sure


Julie- December 2016


The party was sensational.  Please pass on our thanks to the staff at the DOG, they were great and definitely went above and beyond…Thanks for all you help,  I’m sure it wouldn’t have gone as smoothly without your hands-on management.


Peter - June 2017

Thanks for your help organising my function. We had a great night and Baptiste was fantastic on the night.

Nicole - July 2017

Thank you for all your help in making it such a great night. Everything went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time!

Scott - August, 2017

Thank you for your support for our event last night. It was a HUGE success from our standpoint – and we really appreciate the efforts of you and the DOG team. Angel (manager) in particular was extremely helpful – and provided great service to the team

Daniel - October 2017

Everything was really good at The Dog on Saturday, I have to say the staff were fantastic on the night and we really enjoyed ourselves… Thanks for helping to organise it and please pass on my thanks to the staff that night. 

Gabrielle - September 2017

The party went very well last week! I had a great time

Melissa - September 2017

It was an amazing night and the hospitality was fantastic, I can’t remember her name but the lady helping us working at the bar was great!...Thanks for everything, everyone loved the venue and we were already suggesting we should hire it again for our birthdays

Ryan - June 2018

All guests had an amazing time and were really well fed. The staff at the DOG were very polite and accommodating, no issues with them at all.  Really impressive. The Manager was very helpful and attentive.  I did not need to ask for remind him or the chefs on anything. I did say thank you to the staff, but if you could please pass on my compliments again. I will definitely recommend your venue.



Penelope - June 2017

It was a good night. Our older guests were very impressed with the refurbishment of the hotel.We were very happy with the attentiveness and help of your Manager on the night....can't remember his name but seemed to have a French accent. Also bar staff good, particularly the young woman who came out from the bar and helped us during the night in various ways.

Lara - July 2017