When matching spice with beer, everyone immediately goes for a lager, as that is their staple in an Indian restaurant. However there is so much more to the world of spice and beer matching. As with wine, aromatics are the way forward. Firstly do not think of spice and beer as purely matching with Indian food, think about the chilli, ginger, and coriander flavours in Thai food, or the spice in Chinese cuisine, or even a spicy Mexican dish. With all of these why not experiment with Saison's, South Pacific Nelson Sauvin hopped beers, and Wheat beers!