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Best Beer w BBQ?

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by Newkidroundhere, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (820) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Verified

    Didnt even think of a rye beer. Thats a great option too I bet. never paired one up with bbq yet.
  2. BSzucs

    BSzucs Zealot (75) California May 15, 2011

    Totally agree. Saying "BBQ" is WAY too broad. Not only are there tons of different foods that can be BBQ'd a variety of ways, they can also have different spice rubs etc! Is BBQ a hot dog, smoked ribs, smoked brisket, or my carne asada tacos? lol!

    As for my favorite pairing, I tried this last month and really liked it. I did a filet Mignon from whole foods and a Blue Chimay.
  3. Hdredfern

    Hdredfern Savant (395) Texas Feb 16, 2012

  4. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Advocate (600) Washington Mar 9, 2008 Verified

    False --- BBQ and grilling are different. BBQ is smoking meat low and slow.

    Hot dogs and your carne asada tacos are grilled. Smoked ribs, smoked briskets, etc. (regardless of rub) are BBQ.
  5. BSzucs

    BSzucs Zealot (75) California May 15, 2011

    Regardless if I lumped in BBQ and grilling, BBQ is STILL too big of a category to *always* enjoy the same beer with. I knew they were different categories, but the average person will consider them the same category, unless you're an avid BBQ and griller.

    I can smoke brisket, pork shoulder, a ham, a turkey, etc - most of which will have pretty drastically different flavor profiles before the spice rub; add the spice rub and it is even more of a variety of tastes.
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  6. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Advocate (600) Washington Mar 9, 2008 Verified

    We are agreed --- no single style of beer matches with the diversity of BBQ. Cheers.
  7. BSzucs

    BSzucs Zealot (75) California May 15, 2011

    Plus.. how do you know I am not slow smoking my carne asada!!


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  8. Genuine

    Genuine Advocate (525) Connecticut May 7, 2009 Verified

    I love brown ales and porters with BBQ. The roasty, nutty flavor of those beers can really pair well with the smoked meat.