Van Steenberge Gulden Draak Classic and Crispy Pork Rind Cracklings (Chicharon) by Gourmigz
Salty and Sweet
Pair the salty crispy pork rind cracklings with the faint sweetness of Van Steenberge Gulden Draak beer. Each pairing comes with 4 packs of Crispy Pork Rind Cracklings and 6 bottles of beer.
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Van Steenberge Gulden Draak Classic 6 Pack Gulden Draak, or Gilded Dragon in English, is a strong dark ale from Belgium. It’s won Double Gold in the 2020 European Beer Challenge London, and Bronze in the 2021 New York International Beer Competition.
A dark tripel with a deep ruby color and caramel-colored foam, the Van Steenberge Gulden Draak Classic gives aromas of roasted malt and coffee. It has a full-bodied flavor, with notes of chocolate and caramel, and a long, bittersweet finish.
The Gulden Draak is also a “living beer,” which means it has a unique, long-term flavor evolution. The older the beer gets, the more aroma it gives, and the fuller the flavor becomes.
Crispy Pork Rind Cracklings (Chicharon) by Gourmigz Gourmigz At Home making Chicharon?! Yes, you heard right. We were hesitant at first but oh the treat we got after biting into this crispy Filipino delicacy. We were hooked!
The great thing about these Pork Rind Cracklings is you have a good crisp crunch, the right amount of fried pork fat and the right amount of salt seasoning. They come in small bite size portions that are easy to dip unto your favorite suka (vinegar).
Beer - Store beer bottles upright to prevent yeast rings from appearing. They must be kept in a cool, dark place at approximately 13°C. Don’t allow beer to be caught in bright light for long periods of time to prevent it from attaining a “skunky” taste.
Chicharon - Chicharon can hold in room temperature provided it is away from any kind of moisture. If you have opened your chicharon, reseal again or place in an air tight container to hold the freshness and crisp.