Watch: Pairing beer and bugs – Heavenly or hellish?

Tim Rodie and I spent a 'pleasant' afternoon eating crickets and grasshoppers... and drinking beer

19w ago

Food and wine pairings? Great. Food and beer pairings? Definitely. Bugs and beer pairing? Errrm.

It looks as though we'll all be eating insects in the future, so we might as well start early, right? And apparently, 2 billion people around the world regularly eat bugs as part of their diets already.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Hobgoblin's beer and bug snack pack. I decided I needed to try it, but I couldn't do it alone.

In the spirit of it nearly being Halloween, DriveTribe's Tim Rodie and I spent an afternoon pairing beers with Eat Grub flavoured crickets... and after four drinks we decided it would be a great idea to try some unseasoned grasshoppers as well. Watch us being over the top and really dramatic about something a lot of people find incredibly normal.

Yes, we do get a little more tipsy as the video goes on...

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Comments (25)

  • Are you going to “PIMP” those bugs 🐛

      4 months ago
    • Those bugs had been seriously pimped already! Apart from the grasshoppers... which could definitely do with some pimping... EESH!

        4 months ago
  • Now we need that chicken dance 😂 no, you were both super brave, I'm only keen for the beers!

      4 months ago
  • He eats McDonald's thats why he is not afraid of the bugs. Good job you are braver and more experimental than I am.

      4 months ago
  • Oh Rachael you brave, brave lady... hats off to you and Tim both. Call me Richard Hammond but bugs are definitely not on my menu. 🤢

      4 months ago
  • I had actually been looking forward to trying crickets. I have had ants before and they barely have a taste to them. Would you recommend them just once in a lifetime or maybe once or more a year?

      4 months ago