Beer + food pairing #11: Salt water gose and seaweed popcorn

I’m not sure if I made a healthier version of popcorn or not, but the addition of kale and seaweed ticks a couple of boxes (vote Green, I love you). I got the kale powder from the health food section of the supermarket, which I accidentally stumbled into while searching for popcorn that didn’t come in a microwave bag. I wanted to make a popcorn mix that wasn’t too heavy and could be an appetizer/light snack before a meal.

It took me a couple of fails before I nailed the perfect beer to go with this one, but as soon as I saw this little silver can with its beaming yellow beacon I knew it was the one. It would be perfect after/during a day at the beach and if you can’t get to the beach then bring the sea to your lips and your hips with this salty seaweed popcorn pairing.


  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/3 cup popping corn
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp kale powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 sheets Yaki Nori (roasted seaweed)


  1. Pop the corn as per instructions on the packet.
  2. Mix the salt, kale powder and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Then cut the seaweed sheets into narrow strips and tear them into pieces. Mix the seaweed pieces into the salt mix, coating them thoroughly.
  3. Once the popcorn is popped and cooled a little, mix through the salt and kale mix.
  4. Pair this with Piha Salt Water Gose, although be warned you will probably want more than one can.


Beer + food pairing #11: Salt water gose and seaweed popcorn