Here’s something that could catch on with drinkers who haven’t got the time to stop for food, but want a lining on their stomach: Deep fried beer.
Texas chef and booze aficionado Mark Zable has spent three years creating the snack and achieves the end result by putting beer inside dough and dunking it in hot oil for 20 seconds.
When diners bite into the pretzel-like dough, it mixes with the beer to give what is claimed to be a very delicious taste sensation. Zable explained: "Nobody has been able to fry a liquid before. It tastes like you took a bite of hot pretzel dough and then took a drink of beer."
Mr Zable currently uses Guinness in the ravioli type pasta, but has said he will continue to experiment and may switch to paler ale. Due to the alcoholic content of the dish, the Texas Alcoholic Commission has said that people will need to be aged 21 to buy it.
This could prove problematic for beer geeks though-what do you drink with beer food?