There is nothing better than a good quality beer and for most ex-smokers the taste of beer brings back memories of a cigarette in hand at the same time. Now that we are vaping and drinking it’s important to find juices that actually go with the taste of beer. Below are my top five pairings of beer and e-liquid that go perfectly together. Once you have tried these you will be grabbing your mod rather than asking someone for their filthy cigarettes.
Beavertown Gamma Ray & Element Pink Lemonade
We are huge fans of the Beavertown brewery based in London. The APA they have created is a juicy tropical beer. A brew you can sit on and drink all day, rammed with juicy malts and huge tropical aromas of mango and grapefruit. Massive additions of whole leaf American hops are added in ever increasing numbers at the end of the boil giving huge hop flavour. The beer is then dry hopped for days, driving the punchy aromas so you can smell it from miles away. Pink Lemonade from Element combined with this beer is a beautiful combination, like Ryu and Ken street fighting in your mouth. The sweetness from the Pink Lemonade keeps on going as your work your way through the beer and leaves a lasting tingle on your lips.
Windsor & Eton Brewery Conqueror & Bord02 Gentlemen’s Potion
This beer is brewed in the IPA style so it’s strong, dry and hoppy (historically all features to cope with the arduous journey to India) but it certainly isn’t pale. But even in Victorian times, these dark IPAs were around and described as ‘a dark beer of the Burton style’. The blackness of Conqueor is produced using a blend of 5 malts including Chocolate, dark Crystal, Carafa and Smoked malt. Unlike a stout though this beer also packs a mighty punch of hop flavour derived from Summit and Cascade hops. The result is a completely different drinking experience and you will need something a little different to vape with it… step forward the perfect Gentlemen. Bord02 Gentlemen’s potion is hot chocolate biscuit with a buttery base and flows well with the richness of the beer. You will definitely feel satisfied with this pairing as it is richer than Bill Gates.
Beavertown Bloody ‘ell Blood Orange IPA & TSL Flavors Sunset Orange
Beavertown smacks your face with citrus with hints of warm blood orange aromas brought on by refined malt bill and loads of juicy hops. This beer is seriously cool and will easily be one of our summer favourites, I found drinking sunny D previously at barbeques meant I had zer
o friends so this beer really was a godsend. If you are drinking anything with orange only an orange vape will do. TSL Flavors Sunset Orange is a magnificent and deep orange taste that compliments Beavertown’s creation. You will be humming the theme tune of orange is the new black for your whole session if you combine these two.
Delirium Tremens & The Lost Fog Neon Cream
Delirium Tremens is something to do with the withdrawal of alcohol and we get that because this beer is an absolute beast from Belgium. It is SO good, I can’t even put in to words just how satisfying this beer is and whenever I’m out and it’s available at a bar it reassures me that they know their stuff. The flavour profile of this beer is pretty complex and The Lost Fog Neon Cream has a cutting lemon profile that doesn’t override the beer. Having a big hit on your vape before drinking seems to be the way forward with this combination.
Big Smoke Brew Co Underworld Milk Sout & Charlie’s Chalk Dust Mustache Milk
Big Smoke Brew Co have brewed with milk sugar, raw cacao nibs, espresso beans and vanilla pods for a smooth, sweet and complex stout. I know you’re thinking that anything vaped with this probably won’t taste that great but there are tons of milky vapes out there. This pair works so well, washing your mouth with such a smooth and satisfying taste wave. Charlie’s Chalk Dust Mustache Milk is something you can vape all day and you can carry on when you’re drinking beer now too. Milk vapes with lager is not cool, I don’t recommend it.
If you have vaped whilst drinking and found something that works comment below as we are always intrigued to find pairings that work