My staples for all day are Schlitz or Bud Dry right now. Grainbelt has fallen off because it is hard for me to find since I moved from Minnesota. Other faves include Sam Adams Cream Stout, Boulevard Wheat, and Point White Ale.
Depends on the meat, and the weather. Dark beers, especially ales, complement beef and pork, brown and amber complement chicken and pork, and the pale beers work with chicken and fish. Cloudy wheat beers give a nice contrast to anything.
Other than that, what ever I can shotgun without barfing.
So I was driving from beer store to beer store looking for Ace Pear Cider for my wife...she loves the stuff.
I ran into a great beer I think you all would be interested in.
Shiner Smoke House. It's classified a summer beer (one of those seasonal brews). They state it's great for grilling. They were right. Light enough for hot summer sipping, and bold enough to let you know your drinking beer
It's smoked malt using mesquite then brewed normally as a Helles lager.
I thought it was a great drinking beer. Started with a light pilsner taste..actually a bit like Coors Light. But mid flavor is a bit sweeter and the finish has a distinct smokey flavor.
Beer thread! Myself, I usually keep a case of Molson Ice in my fridge but when it comes to beer and food, I'm a barleywine or IPA fan myself. Bell's Two Hearted Ale or Hopslam, and Brooklyn Monster Ale are some of my favorites. We have a local beer club that meet's once a month up here, we bring various beers and sample and rate them. Usually the host provides food, I always grill stuff myself when I host. Attached a few pics from when I host, yes, that is my living room.
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