Nothing better than an ice cold beer with your favorite food, but a bad pairing of the two can ruin the moment. Our wait staff get asked what beers pair best with our menu items quite often so we decided to put together a little cheat sheet for you all!
When it comes to cheeses, sandwiches, or pizza, our rule of thumb is that beer is one of the best beverage match for all of the above. Almost any beer can be paired with almost any dish, whether it’s a cheese platter, pizza, sandwich. We think our Cloak and Dagger Sandwich with sharp cheddar cheese and a crisp Pilsner make a fabulous pair. However, we recommend the stronger the cheese or flavor, the darker you go with your beer.
When it comes to light dishes like chicken, seafood, pasta we recommend you go as light in flavor and color as possible. A light German lager or Belgian Saison with fish or our famous Rotisserie Chicken is perfect. Again, if creams or sauces are added you need a heavy, richer beer. Pasta is slightly more versatile but still pairs well with similar brews like blonde ales and German or American wheat ales.
When feasting on red meats like burgers or steak, it’s best to find a beer that complements the bold, rich flavors. A nice, dark beer pairs well with our Canyon Prime Rib.
What are some of your other favorite beer pairings?