3R Raspberry Ale Complements a Number of Foods

3R Raspberry Ale is great! But… what foods should I pair it with?

At New Planet Beer we really enjoy pairing great food with great beer. In the past we have shared a beer-battered fish and chips recipe with you and plan on continuing the trend of suggesting gluten-free recipes that incorporate or can be served to complement New Planet Beer’s different styles.

The word is spreading about 3R Raspberry Ale. Its refreshing and crisp ale-like taste, complemented by pureed Oregon raspberries, makes it the perfect summer treat. But what kinds of foods can be served with 3R Raspberry Ale to deliver maximum flavor and enjoyment? The right pairings definitely bring out the best flavors in both the food and the beer, so smart decisions about what you serve can make you the life of the party. We researched suggested food pairings for beer styles similar to our 3R Raspberry Ale and here are some of our findings:

  • Fruitier pale ales complement cuts of meat quite nicely. Choose lamb or beef for the best pairing, but other meats will work as well if they are broiled or grilled.
  • Fish and other seafood can be paired as well, but make sure to choose a strong-flavored fish as the pronounced taste of 3R Raspberry Ale might downplay the flavor of a piece of cod or mahi-mahi.
  • Not a meat eater? Consider pairing 3R Raspberry Ale with dessert! Light souffles or chiffon cakes are the top pick when prepared with fruit. Keep desserts light and avoid chocolaty pairings for the best results.


  1. Tracy says:

    I’m a sad Canadian who can’t get your beer up here. I had it when I was visiting NY, and now I miss it so. Any plans to sell up here?

    • GFBeer says:

      We currently sell our Pale Ale & Raspberry Ales in BC. We are working on opening the East Coast too. If you follow our Facebook Page you will see all updates as we have them. Cheers.

  2. Eli says:

    Although it might seem an odd pairing I found the Raspberry Ale to go quite well with a balsomic vinegar, kale- and tomato-based salad mixed with cold chicken. The sweet of the raspberry complemented the tart nutty taste of the kale.

  3. Rachel says:

    Tried this for the 1st time at Epcot’s Garden Festival last week and it’s amazing!! Where can I find it in Philly??

  4. Janet says:

    This is my new favorite! Thank you!
    Any idea how calories etc. compared to regular beer?
    Trying to calculate Weight Watchers points. 😉

    • GFBeer says:

      The calories are basically the same as regular beers. They are not low-calorie beers. If you look on the bottle label you can see calorie info for each beer.

  5. Karen Ehnes says:

    I have had the un pleaseure of tasting some of your competition, and they should be ashamed of what they are selling. I LOVE YOUR BEER. I would drink your beer even if I could have Gluten. You have the best beer out there. Thank you so much. What a treat after the end of a hard day.

    • GFBeer says:

      Thank you, we are so happy you enjoy our beer. We’ll have a new style out next month – Off Grid Pale Ale. We hope you like that too!

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