San Miguel Premium All Malt Beer Paired with Mussels and Fries


San Miguel Premium All Malt Beer paired with Mussels and Fries

I’m not entirely familiar with beer and food pairings but I discovered an appreciation for it when I attended the recently concluded Ultimate Taste Test 2015.

It was sponsored by San Miguel Lifestyle Brews,  San Miguel’s finest beers crafted with the choicest ingredients and brewed in small batches. It is composed of three beers namely San Miguel Premium All Malt, San Miguel Super Dry, and Cerveza Negra.

Like what I’ve said before, beer and food pairing is new to me. And because of my newfound love and appreciation for it, I’ve decided to explore it further by having my own beer pairings at home. Isn’t it exciting?

San Miguel Premium All Malt Beer paired with Mussels and Fries

To get the ball rolling, I’m starting with San Miguel Premium All Malt.

According to the website, San Miguel Premium All Malt is a brew that is truly meant for those who enjoy the finer things in life. After all, its malty aroma and pleasant hop notes come from a harmonious blend of hops and carefully selected pilsen malt picked from world-class farms in Europe, Australia, and North America resulting in a smooth, full-flavored, slightly sweetish, golden, premium lager with balanced bitterness.

San Miguel Premium All Malt Beer paired with Mussels and Fries

For my inexperienced palate, I find it less bitter than regular beer and has a malty flavor. I guess these qualities are what makes it perfect to pair with seafood or white meats like chicken.

Today, I paired it with creamy Mussels and Fries. The mussels are simmered in garlic and cream. Then curry powder is added to provide a little depth in flavor. The french fries is there to satisfy the craving for something salty and starchy — more of like a savory ending to a perfect pairing.

Call a friend. Pull up a chair. Spread some old newspaper. Don’t worry about making a mess of the shells….. then have the best conversation you haven’t had for a long time. Gossip, laugh, be silly.

The creamy flavor of the sea paired with San Miguel Premium All Malt is simply captivating.

For more information about San Miguel Premium All-Malt, visit the website: or like the Facebook page


Creamy Mussels and Fries

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 1Kg Mussels, cleaned and beards removed
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup light cream or 2/3 cup all purpose cream + 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

For the fries

  • you can use ready made fries from the grocery or 3 pieces potatoes, clean and cut
  • oil for frying
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a pot and sauté garlic and onions until onion become translucent.
  2. Add cream and curry powder. Stir and bring to a boil.
  3. If the sauce is too thick, you can add milk to thin it out.
  4. Add mussels and cook/simmer for 5 minutes or until mussels open.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Heat oil in a pan, fry potatoes/frozen fries until golden brown
  7. season with salt
  8. Serve with San Miguel Premium All Malt Beer

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112 Responses

  1. I really like mussels. I haven’t had them in forever but now you have me craving them. I will have to make some soon.

  2. This would so be something my brother would love to try. I would try the fries and the San Miguel but not the mussels which I never liked. I will have to share this recipe with my brother who loves mussels. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. That sounds like an awesome pairing. I love when a great beer totally makes the meal.

  4. I really enjoy a good beer and like to pair it with a good meal. I’m not a fan of mussels but I love fries!

  5. Wow – your images and post make it look and sound wonderful – I’ve not had mussels in years – your recipe sounds yummy – Would love to taste the Malt Beer by San Miguel – just to see the difference –

  6. I love everything about this post. Moules Frites are some of my favorite things in the world (and I’ve only had them a couple of times haha-they’re so good!) Plus, pair that with a really good beer? Want. Great post, and great photos.

  7. This sounds like a delicious pairing. I may have to try this combination and share it with my brother. He is a bit of a connoiseur.

  8. Not a fan of mussels but my husband would be all over that malt beer. Looks like a great combination together.

  9. What a great food pairing with beer and mussels + fries, thank you for sharing! I cant wait to try this out at home, I can see my boyfriend really enjoying this dish 🙂

  10. Never eaten mussels before and I don’t drink beer but I’m sure my husband would appreciate a meal like this when he is watching a sporting game.

  11. Oooo what else could be better than mussels and beer?!?! Sounds like such a tasty combo!

  12. I am not a drinker but the guys would love to throw down on some muscles while watching the game lol

  13. Beer and food pairings is new to me as well! This looks like a tasty recipe, and great idea to finish it off with some salty fries! Yum!

  14. This is an awesome combination. Beer tastes so good with seafood, I wouldn’t mind trying this. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Me and my husband would have occasional servings of beer over some chips while watching movies at home late at night… we haven’t tried that one from san miguel yet but it looks interesting…plus the mussels and fries!! A favorite!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I will try this! 🙂

  16. This is a very good idea and quite easy to make too. I am sure hubby will like this. Perfect for the New Year’s count down.

  17. I’m not a big beer drinker but I like the San Miguel All Malt Beer compared to their other variants. The creamy mussels look yummy. I’m gonna try them at home!

  18. BEER! Sarap talaga ng beer pag holidays! Lalu na with fries and mussels. Hehehe. I also have no idea with food pairings. Usually I just base food pairings sa mga nakikita ko sa mga menu. =)

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