Liverpool brewer Cains is considering a new food menu themed around its speciality beers range.
The range includes Bavarian wheat beer Hopf Weise which is already available on draught in Cains pubs, served in distinctive continental-style branded glassware.
Brewery managing director Steve Holt told The Publican Newspaper that he expected the growth in the popularity of speciality beers to continue and intended to cash in on consumer interest.
He said: "The way the market is heading there is going to be a growth of speciality draught beers because they add a point of interest for the consumer. There is no point trying to imitate the larger operators they will always do it better, licensees need to have a point of difference."
Holt added that he admired the Belgian beer themed Belgo chain and was considering a similar themed menu.
"Food is important and we could make it more interesting if we started to align it with some of the beers we do," he said.
Cains is owned by a consortium of Danish breweries called the Danish Brewing Group which has already been approached for more funding for expansion of the Merseyside brewer's pub estate.
The managed estate of nine pubs, mainly in Liverpool city centre, includes a number of Dispensary branded outlets featuring antique chemist shop memorabilia.