A cup of hot coffee with an elegant tobacco cigarette was once regarded as the perfect combination. Today, however, we have a new healthier, flavorsome contender to fill that role, and it’s vaping with a glass of cold beer. Just imagine all the tastes and possibilities available to you when you start combining different vape juices with various beers. From the light lager to the dark and heavy stout beer, your options for playing around with tastes is enormous.
In this article, we are going to give you a few recommendations on the best pairings of vape juices and beers we’ve tried so far. You can try them out for yourself or mix them up a bit to get to that perfect hit, combined with the taste of the lager.
If you were ever a smoker, this is like that first hit of the cigarette after eating a piece of a chocolate cake or taking that first sip of the iced latte. If you’re a beer lover and a vaper, you’re going to appreciate our tips for the next time you go out for a glass in the pub.
Let’s dive into this vapour-filled, beer-savouring article.
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Ale came into the world in the medieval ages to bring joy and nutrition to the people. Besides, it was so popular that everyone was drinking it on a daily basis. You get ale through a warm fermentation brewing process, and the final result is a sweet and fruity beer.
Today, there are so many different types of ale on the market, like malt, brown, pale, mild, barley, IPA and many more. Although, if you ever find yourself in Belgium or you have a chance to try Belgium ale, take it, because the taste is rather exquisite because of the high alcoholic content but the relatively light body.
When you combine this with a high-quality vape juice, the taste gets even more intense. We would warmly recommend you try the Newcastle Brown Ale (Newkie Brown) made by Heineken in the UK with the Havana cream vape juice. Newkie Brown has a very creamy taste with a mild, smooth ale aftertaste, so when it’s combined with the Havana cream e-liquid, you get to prolong that flavor. If you’re a history buff, you will find it delightful to combine the ultimate working man beer with a vape juice called Havana.
Another fantastic combination is Dale’s Pale Ale made by Oskar Blues Brewery in the USA, with a Turkish tobacco-flavored vape juice. This is a highly complementary mixture of tastes, which is perfect for everyone that used to smoke regular cigs back in the day. The flavor of the beer goes from sweet to bitter in a matter of seconds, and when you combine that with the heavy Turkish tobacco taste, you get a very interesting blend. Dale’s Pale Ale is a light beer, which can sustain the heftier Turkish tobacco vape juice.
The Pilsner is notably known around the world as the European pale lager beer that made the Bohemian city of Pilsen famous. It was first produced in the distant 1842, and it has captured the hearts and tongues of beer lovers ever since. It is the world’s first blond lager brewed in the original Bavarian style, and the man who invented it, Josef Groll, is still known today as “the Father of the Pils.”
Today, we have the regular European-style Pilsner like Amstel or Stella Artois, the great Czech-style Pilsner like Pilsner Urquell, and the most prominent German-style Pilsner like Krombacher, Holsten or Becks.
We can’t even mention Stella Artois without pairing it with an awesome e-liquid. Stella Artois was first introduced in 1926, and it’s a Belgian pilsner made by the world’s largest brewer today, Anheuser-Busch InBev. The beer has a very balanced flavor, which starts bitter and then leaves a fresh aftertaste in the mouth, and that is why we recommend you try it with a menthol-flavored e-liquid. The combination of menthol and bitter beer is not everyone’s cup of tea, but for those of you who like mixing tastes, this can become your favorite mash.
Radeberger is a German Pilsner made by the first brewery in Germany, which solely brew beer in the Pilsner style. Today, the beer is still brewed in Radeberg, in the region of Saxony in Germany, and it was first made back in 1872. We would pair it with an apple-flavored e-liquid, because the beer itself has hints of citrus in it, as a light undertone on the initial taste, and the finish is very dry and malty.
Lager beers are made at low temperatures, and they come in all the colors of the autumn, meaning there are pale, golden, amber and dark lagers. The Pilsner we mentioned above is a specific category of the pale Lager beer.
One of the most interesting facts regarding Lager beer is the story of how German brewers back in the 19th century had to fill their cellars with ice during the summer to keep the beer cold. If you dwell on this fact long enough, you might come to the conclusion that Lager beer instigated the need for a refrigerator. It did not, but it’s a fun hypothesis.
One of the most famous Lager beers in the world today is Heineken. Gerard Adriaan Heineken initially made it in the Netherlands in 1873, and it won the Medaille D’Or at the International Maritime Exposition in Paris just two years later in 1875. Today, Heineken is brewed worldwide, and it is the Official Beer of the FIA Formula One World Championship.
This beer deserves a high-quality vape juice, and we would recommend the Belvedere E-liquid. The lightness of the body in the beer and the finishing taste of bitterness combined with the richness of smooth tobacco and vanilla extract make an incredible blend of flavors. Drinking a cold Heineken while vaping a Belvedere vape juice can be a great night out at the bar.