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The 5 Best Indian Beers to Pair with a Curry

From London to Mumbai, Bangkok to LA, you can find an Indian restaurant just about anywhere these days. With an emerging appetite for beer production on the Subcontinent, you can now find several global brands making a splash in the brewing scene.

Here are 5 of the best global beer brands to have when at an Indian restaurant:

1) RUPEE– Rupee was specially designed & crafted by a world-renowned master beer brewer responsible for producing several top alcohol brands & an award winning Indian chef. They are on a mission to become the go-to lager for Indian, spicy, & robust world cuisine. Slow brewed to a traditional Indian recipe using all-natural rice, maize, malted barley & three types of hops, Rupee is unforgettably smooth with a refreshingly light finish.

2) KINGFISHER– One of the most popular & exported Indian beers globally, Kingfisher has been a favourite at Indian curry houses since the 1970s. The clean taste of this brew goes great with spicy tikka masala and butter chicken. Being India’s most popular regional beer, Kingfisher can be found all over the nation.

3) COBRA– This lager was founded by Lord Karan Bilimoria in the U.K. Its gentle fizz &  slight sweetness go perfectly with coconut flavoured kormas which makes it a local favourite at staple curry houses across the U.K.

4) JAIPUR IPA– This India pale ale is part of the Thornbridge Brewery founded in Derbyshire in the United Kingdom. The golden pale ale is lightly carbonated with an aroma of lemon & ideal with a curry that is bursting with flavour. Great with a jalfrezi or tikka masala, the powerful malty taste with hints of citrus complements any spicy or creamy curry.

5) GOA PREMIUM– A gluten-free brew from India’s vibrant beach state of Goa, this beer has a lovely crisp and light taste with a velvety texture of malt within the beer. It is best enjoyed with spicy curries such as a vindaloo or regional Goan fish curry. The taste of Goa Premium Beer works well with Indian food having a clear aftertaste that helps you enjoy the rich flavour of Indian cooking.

Come Celebrate The Holidays At Filoli

Holidays at Filoli is the perfect season to make special memories with loved ones and friends. The historic House and Garden will be glittering and glowing with festive cheer every day and night of the week through January 3. Filoli is one of a kind. With its 16-acres of historic garden the unique landscape provides the perfect setting to connect with loved ones and appreciate beauty.

For fun festivities join us on Mondays for Holiday Themed Nights! From Pajama Party to Solstice Night, we’re making Mondays merry and bright with a selection of jolly dress-up prompts. Match the theme and get a special gift. On select Saturdays in December our ever-popular Santa Saturdays are back with a twist! Santa will be located outdoors on our beautiful Woodland Garden Court. You and yours are invited to take a socially distanced selfie with Santa himself.

To get you in the spirit we’re hosting a Holiday Bar on the Woodland Garden Court throughout the Holiday season, featuring a selection of wine, beer, warm libations, and mixed cocktails. Cozy up to a firepit and enjoy a beverage of your choice. Festive food and treats are available at the Quail’s Nest Cafe by the Town Kitchen. Highlights from the menu include peppermint hot chocolate and tasty seasonal coffee drinks in addition to holiday cookies and confections.

The Clock Tower Shop is the destination for carefully curated holiday gifts and decor. Our outdoor Courtyard will be filled with holiday greens, specialty and dwarf conifers, garden sculptures and ceramics as well as unique varieties of camellias, daphne and azaleas. And don’t forget to look for our favorite tulip and daffodil bulbs! In the Shop themes of Mrs. Claus’ Bakeshop, Elves in the Toyshop, and Nature Wonderland come to life with beautiful displays featuring blown glass ornaments, tea towels, baking dishes, artisanal soaps, stuffed animals and more.

We’re open every day and every night of the week for you to enjoy the wonder of Holidays at Filoli to your heart’s content! Purchase your tickets online for Daytime or Evening Admission today, we’re open 7 days a week from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Advanced registration is required. Each year we look ahead with great hope about the joy this season will bring. We can’t wait to see you!