Jerky and beer.
That full flavoured “man-food” pairing.
I’ve polished it up a little and teamed Chewy Mooey’s premium jerky range with boutique beers and some healthy nibbles. Surprisingly, it all still feels like “man-food”, but it’s certainly lady friendly.
Chewy Mooey supplied their four types of jerky to try and Jordan (The Manager) at Scarborough Cellars carefully selected the beers to match them. I created a menu to compliment we were ready to dive in.
- Chewy Mooey
- Chewy Rooey
- Chilli Chewy Mooey
- Chilli Chewy Rooey
Chewy Mooey + Weihenstephaner 1516 Kellerbier
This was a beautiful and clean match. The Chewy Mooey is rounded, has solid pepper (capsicum and chilli) flavours, but surprisingly doesn’t linger on the palate. The clean Weihenstephaner 1516 Kellerbier cleanses and refreshes perfectly. Very easy eating and drinking.
Chewy Rooey + Feral Hop Hog
This was a complex and fun match. Chewy Rooey has a more robust flavour, without the overpowering gamey taste. The flavour lingers a little and I found the roo saltier, but was perfectly balanced with the fruity and floral notes of the Feral Hop Hog. Usually I wouldn’t notice the sweeter side of the Hog, but the kangaroo seemed to make it more pronounced. A really interesting and exciting match.
Chilli Chewy Mooey + Nail Brewing Red Ale
Amping it up, the chilli transforms the Chewy Mooey into more of an experience. The heat travels around the tongue… first on your middle palate, then moving out to the sides. Finally ending with a long and satisfying finish at the back of your throat. Teamed up with the malty flavour and bitter finish of Nail Brewing Red Ale, this little pairing is similar to that of one with a curry. Really good on a cold day.
Chilli Chewy Rooey + Pirate Life IIPA
Getting into the big guns now. This jerky is the chewier of the 4 and the most robust. Bursting with flavour, the chilli heightens that kangaroo flavour and intensifies the salty taste. Making it full-bodied and super addictive. Chilli Chewy Rooey needs a bold beer to match, and the 8.8% Pirate Life IIPA does the trick. It’s very hoppy, full of malt and has a super bitter finish. Not for the faint of heart, but will please those strong-of-palate.
I’m certainly loving the easy drinking and eating of the Chewy Mooey and Weihenstephaner 1516 Kellerbier.
Hang on.. how did you get onto this?
How did you find out about Chewy Mooey?
Being a bit of a child, the brightly coloured packaging (bold red) and cute cow graphic caught my eye. I spied a huge free sample bowl and toddled over for a closer look. The stand was decorated with fresh ingredients and it confused me. Why would a jerky stand have capsicum, onion, garlic and chilli on display?
Isn’t jerky just spiced and dried meat?
Oh how naive I was!
I prepared my jaw for a solid chewing session and gobbled down a piece of beef jerky. To my surprise (and delight) I didn’t feel like I was gnawing on a piece of bark. Yes, the jerky was chewy… but not the crazy kind.
As I munched my way through, I realised I could indeed taste the full flavour of the beef, but also the capsicum, garlic, onion and just a hint of chilli. Yum. So yum. Other jerky’s I have eaten had been doused in spice or had far too much of a musty flavour that repeats on you. This jerky was bold, fresh, flavoursome and rounded the flavour off nicely.
Through this, I was wondering what makes this baby healthy? I was enthusiastically informed that it’s a loving combination of premium fresh ingredients, high protein beef and kangaroo and no preservatives or artificial flavours. Plus, the nutritional information on the package is very clear. Tick. Tick. Tick.
I expressed my new found love for this Chewy Mooey jerky and bought a couple of packets (chewy mooey and chilli chewy mooey) for the husband and I to enjoy at home. Before moving on, I dropped my business card into the bowl (which is what you do at these kind of expo shows) and let the reps know that I loved the product. I have since bought a bag of Chewy Mooey at every foodie show I’ve seen them at.
Fast forward a year later and Chewy Mooey has 4 varieties of jerky for me to enjoy. I was very lucky to be sent some samples by the fabulous crew, to have a taste and give my feedback.
Being me, I simply couldn’t eat jerky without a full experience, so I arranged a beer matching with the Jordan, the Manager of Scarborough Cellars and whipped up a spread of complimentary dishes.
Jerky. I’m here for the jerky. Tell me about the jerky!….. jerky.
Chewy Mooey is a locally owned Western Australian company which launched in 2015 and since then, are now in over 220 retailers Australia wide and are growing by the week.
Chewy Mooey and Chewy Rooey are made using only the freshest premium ingredients. Their marinades are carefully mixed using fresh, locally sourced vegetables and high quality Japanese Soy and New Zealand Worcestershire sauce.
Being an Australian owned company they believe in supporting our local farmers and local economies and as such, Chewy Mooey Beef is sourced from Margaret River and Kangaroo from Queensland.
Chewy Mooey’s products are skewered by hand, hung and dried at a low temperature with high air flow to ensure that it is cured and dehydrated rather than cooked.
All of these elements and philosophy’s come together to provide you with their Chewylicious Tasty Healthy Premium Jerky.
What is open range meat you may ask; open range meat refers to animals which are not farmed and harvested in their own environment. Kangaroos exist over extensive pastoral areas of Australia therefore kangaroo meat is never exposed to human intervention, antibiotics, added growth hormones or added chemicals. Which makes Kangaroo meat one of the cleanest meats around to eat.
- ENERGY: Kangaroo meat has a kilojoule content that compares favourably to other lean red meats.
- PROTEIN: Kangaroo meat is a terrific source of high-quality protein.
- FAT: Kangaroo meat is impressively low in fat, with less than 2% fat. What’s more, it’s low in ‘undesirable’ saturated fats.
- OMEGA-3: Kangaroo meat is a source of heart-friendly omega-3’s.
- CLA: Kangaroo meat naturally contains Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) – yet another bonus for our wellbeing.
- MINERALS: Kangaroo meat is a particularly good source of the ‘must-have’ minerals iron and zinc.
- VITAMINS: Kangaroo meat is a good source of valuable B-group vitamins, including Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, niacin, riboflavin and thiamin.
The practise of harvesting kangaroo meat is governed by the Australian Government to find out more about this click here.