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Crab feed beer

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by bnuno, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. bnuno

    bnuno Member

    Location:
    California
    Going to a large crab feed dinner tonight. I always like to bring some good brews for everyone at our table to enjoy. What would be a good style to drink while we stuff our faces and eat way to much crab? I was thinking something like a Saison or other refreshing belgian style?
  2. smakawhat

    smakawhat Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    you could go with that. A decent lager or pilsner and Anchor Steam doesn't hurt either. I like Atlantic Lager with my crab down here in Maryland ... we know crab... ;) but it's different probably from what you will be having.
  3. bramsdell

    bramsdell Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Saison is a good way to go. Hennepin is always a good choice and available in 4-packs. Great Divide's Collette even comes in 6ers, but I prefer Hennepin.
  4. bnuno

    bnuno Member

    Location:
    California
    Thanks. Pilsner would be a good choice although I'm looking to bring about 4 large bottles so I think it will be a Saison then since those are easier to find in bombers then pilsners are....Don't get Hennepin in my town but I do have access to Lost Abbey, The Bruery and some other good ones.
  5. bnuno

    bnuno Member

    Location:
    California
    Of course they will have coors light and bud light in cans for sale....
  6. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Member

    Location:
    Vermont
    I think state law requires you to drink Natty Bo with your crabs...
  7. smakawhat

    smakawhat Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    ummm I have a plethora of options... this does Maryland and the crabs truly proud... I will confirm.. :)

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  8. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Member

    Location:
    Vermont
    Good choice... I'd endorse a not too strong saison as well.

    I was kidding about the NB...
  9. smakawhat

    smakawhat Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    no harm taken mate ;)
  10. Sneers

    Sneers Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I think I'd go with something dry and pale, like a Munich helles, to make the sweet, buttery flavors of the crab meat pop. A Belgian could be nice, but I think I'd go for something cleaner. Of course, if spices are involved, it's going to change things either way.

    That said, what exactly is a crab feed? In responding to this, I sort of assumed it's just where you eat a lot of crab and stuff. Like a clam bake, but with crab.
  11. bnuno

    bnuno Member

    Location:
    California
    Looked for this at bevmo but didn't see it. They have a lot flying dog. Got Wilde man saison though. Love flying dogs stuff.
  12. bnuno

    bnuno Member

    Location:
    California
    It's charity event for our local rotary club. Tickets are $60 bucks and they sell close to 500 of them! They basically just bring out buckets of crab legs to the tables and keep em coming until you can't eat anymore.

    I was asked if I wanted to be in charge of the wine/beer for the event next year. So next year there will be no BMC cans and only good craft options, lol.
  13. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Member

    Location:
    California
    They sell it at Total Wine if you have one near you.
  14. smakawhat

    smakawhat Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    oh geez... totally forgot this hits the spot also with crabs (or good ole simple boiled/steamed seafood):

    Full Sail - session Lager

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    Keep in mind Maryland Blue crab (which yeah I am gonna say is the best) is different from others, I really love it's sweetness, and it's often spiced with Old Bay or Jay O's (personally I don't spice my crab). So where you are having crabs it's going to be a little different possibly but still same drink drink rules I would say apply!

    I suppose if you want to nit pick I could ask how you are having them crabs, or how they are seasoned, or how sweet they might be, but... I need to stop talking cause I am starving thinking about this :confused:

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