Whats your "go to" Beer with a steak.

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  1. USAF77

    USAF77 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 Illinois

    OK you have a beauty of a steak sitting in front of you, taters, salad, good ole Yankee food.

    Pick a beer to make the meal perfect. Heck, pick two or three.

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (639) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I prefer a nice, simple, Great Lakes lager: Octoberfest, Eliot Ness, Dortmunder Gold, and if not one of them, Victory Prima Pils. Anything overly complex tends to overshadow the food in my experience.

    I would take a nice wine barrel-aged stout with a steak though. I find steak to be best complimented by red wine and burgers to be more suited to beer.
  3. bnuno

    bnuno Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2011 California
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    I like a belgian strong dark or dubbel.
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  4. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    I'm curious as well. I'm having my anniversary this weekend at a steak restaurant and was wondering about what to have with it. I would imagine something with some roasted qualities like a good stout.
  5. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (456) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    A big Cab or Amarone goes much better with steak than any beer pairing I've tried.
  6. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Quad or saison works for me.
  7. Skater_Rich

    Skater_Rich Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Illinois

    Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale....ROGUE!
  8. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (971) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    I could see that. There are some pretty awesome beer options that go damn well with a steak though.
  9. dwagner003

    dwagner003 Poo-Bah (1,634) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    Belgian Strong Pale Ale or Quad.
  10. BedetheVenerable

    BedetheVenerable Meyvn (1,023) Sep 5, 2008 Missouri

    An easy priced red Bordeaux or Zin. One of the very few foods I prefer wine with. I it HAD to be beer, IPA
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  11. Mongrel

    Mongrel Crusader (749) Feb 14, 2013 Maryland
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    St. Bernadus Prior 8. Just a great food-pairing beer.

    But I also agree that I much prefer a big red wine with steak - cab, malbec, super tuscan - something like that.
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  12. Ant7780

    Ant7780 Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2012 Michigan

    If the steak is charred broiled or has blue cheese or cajun flavor or maybe a tangy zip sauce, I'd go with a real hoppy beer. There's something about hops that makes me crave sharp, tangy flavors.
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  13. dortenzio1991

    dortenzio1991 Initiate (172) Aug 12, 2011 Connecticut
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    Never have paired them, but I remember drinking DFH Raison D'Etre and thinking it would go really well with steak.
  14. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,084) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    A nice quad or a dubbel would pair nicely with a good cut of steak
  15. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (3,012) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    Boston Lager
  16. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Zealot (541) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Whatever Porter is on tap. As long as it isn't a non beer flavored porter.
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  17. dillon_1005

    dillon_1005 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2013 Wyoming
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    Red Lodge Porter or Red Lodge Broken Nail.
  18. USAF77

    USAF77 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 Illinois

    I like wine dont get me wrong, even like wine with food, but for me it cant compare with Beer.

    With a steak I usually go with a quality pilsner or a Stout. I know it sounds unusual to hear them both but I like both with beef. With German sausage or pork dishes I like to go with a nice wheat, or again a Pilsner. But more then likely a wheat.
  19. Henamonster

    Henamonster Initiate (60) Feb 2, 2007 California

    The go-to with steak is always an Imperial Stout (Santa's Little Helper, Yeti, Black Betty...) Sprinkle a little Bleu Cheese on a ribeye w/sauteed mushrooms? Excellent.


    (The wife was away, so my evening consisted of Black Betty, bleu cheese ribeye and a little Skyrim.)
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  20. USAF77

    USAF77 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 Illinois

    Gawd that picture is like Porn to a beer and steak nut.;)
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  21. Henamonster

    Henamonster Initiate (60) Feb 2, 2007 California

    You ain't kidding. Creeping out from the left is also a chunk of hot homemade bread. I slept well that night.
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  22. strangebrew321

    strangebrew321 Disciple (313) Feb 18, 2009 Indiana
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    Gotta go with a roasty stout, Plead the Fifth is a favorite. As much as I love Belgian quads, I haven't had good luck pairing them with steak. I save my IPA's for pizza\nacho night.
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  23. USAF77

    USAF77 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 Illinois

    Yeah Ive always been fond of Millers draft. Even the light is pretty good and its about the only light I enjoy.
  24. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    I've yet to find a beer that WON'T go with steak. It'd have to be a bad beer.
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  25. zookerman182

    zookerman182 Zealot (594) Oct 8, 2013 Alabama
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    Duvel duvel duvel.......always and forever duvel

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  26. cwehr13

    cwehr13 Aspirant (204) Aug 4, 2011 Illinois
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    I can say I never really drank beer with steak, normally a red wine goes great.
  27. MichaelGV

    MichaelGV Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2008 California

    Any Alpine IPA
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  28. pep

    pep Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I like a porter myself. But not a super heavy one, like a yuengling porter.
  29. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    porter as always/
  30. Democritus

    Democritus Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Always the imperial stouts with steak. Take a nice nap afterwards!? Wake up wash your face then have a cigar and another stout haha.
  31. USAF77

    USAF77 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 Illinois

    I agree. Beer and steak are naturals together.

    Give me a good cut of meat, I love a saratoga, done medium rare. And a simple side like a baked potato with REAL butter, and a nice salad, and a really nice smooth stout.....oh man it just doesnt get better.

    Pepper and garlic are my two "absolutes". I like some olives in the salad and maybe grilled onion with the steak too. Oh yeah and some mushrooms.

    A really good hot bread with natural butter can substitute for potato. Im finding a arrogant B-stard Ale to be a nice steak pairing as well. a complex ale seems to bring out the flavor of good beef.
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  32. raczkowski

    raczkowski Disciple (322) May 16, 2011 Florida
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    i love ipas with stouts...although lately i have been drinking some red wine with steak and that hits the spot...wine just hits me hard and i drink more than i should by accident...

    any type of beer with hops though, IMO goes well with steak. i know people say stouts, but i dont knwo ikf i could stomach a heavy stout with a heavy meal like steak and potatoes...guess i shoudl try that this weekend!
  33. xbrettfavrex

    xbrettfavrex Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I usually like a light, dry stout with low carbonation to go with a steak. I'll have to go with Murphy's.
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  34. NeedBeerHere

    NeedBeerHere Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2013 Minnesota

    In a perfect world it would be a good porter or Russian imperial stout.
  35. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Zealot (522) Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    Flemish brown ale.
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  36. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,228) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    I like a nice pilsner myself, or a sour.

    IPA aint a bad choice when ya don't wanna drag a bunch of shit out.
  37. brewmandan

    brewmandan Initiate (0) May 10, 2010 Iowa

    choice #1 = a cold one
    choice #2 = a cold one that's free
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  38. DAShaw

    DAShaw Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2014 Ohio

    A good steak deserves a beverage that will cleanse your palette between bites and be different enough from the steak to keep the taste buds from fatiguing. I'm a big trappist fan and something like Duval is a winner. Recently, however, I have discovered a Mexican line of beers that are darn near as good. The brand is "Day of The Dead" and their blond ale or larger is great with a steak. The porter is great while the steak is cooking. :-}
  39. Elfastball7

    Elfastball7 Disciple (322) Oct 7, 2007 New Jersey
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    Besides a Red Wine(Cab/merlot/Bordeux blends/etc) a Belgian Quad/Belgian Strong Dark Ale such as St Bernardus ABT 12, Rochefort 8/10, Chimay Blue, and Ommegang 3Phil. I have also had luck with Imperial Ambers such as Port Shark Attack and Oskar Blues G'Knight.
  40. TheEvilOnionKnight

    TheEvilOnionKnight Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2013 California

    I usually just open a big cab for my steaks. Then if I' up for it, a stout or porter with dessert. I save the big imperial stouts to drink with my beer snob friends

    I just don't think beer pairs with food the same way wine does. I was a wine guy before beer though, so that's probly why
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