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Best beer with pork

bhambrewer

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A few years ago I sat down with friends, beer, and BBQ pork. We wanted to work out what was the best beer to pair with BBQ pork. We tried out American Pale Ale, IPA, stouts, and Doppelbock.

The conclusion we came to - including the hard core hopheads - was that Doppelbock is the best beer to pair with pork in pretty much any of its forms. Look for brands such as Celebrator, Optimator, Salvator, and other beers whose name ends in -ator.

Enjoy!
 

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I could see your point and choice made. I tend to go more Light, Refreshing and Local. STRAUB Brewery, since 1872, is just 20 minutes away and has some great products. Their Amber Lager is fabulous and available year round but their Oktoberfest Marzen , Jul thru Nov, is what I enjoy the most...JJ
 

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Lately I have grown partial to Becks with just about everything.

chef jimmyj chef jimmyj . . .Straub has been a staple of mine for many years. Great beer and good for you too!

John
 

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Makes sense and while it is no exact science, in general, stronger flavored beers like IPA pair better with milder food and vice versa. Cue is pretty strong flavored and that explains why it even works well with "lite" beers. Also, those doppels might be not be as strong flavored as IPA per se but have some prominent malt notes and are sweetish and those will play well with pork. For me, beer is somewhat seasonal and I don't pair with food. Almost time for snakebites which are half hard cider, half lager.
 

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Dos equis or Rolling Rock goes with everything, even as much as a PBJ :emoji_wink:
 

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May I suggest Natty Ice tallboys with a 5.9% alcohol rating and $4.98 a sixer at Walmart. Quite robust, it pairs well with the emitted tones of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Derek Trucks.
 

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I've never been one to concern myself with pairings. The closest I get is red wine with beef, white or rose with chicken/fish, and my favorite beers (Porters or Hefs) with whatever fits my mood when there's something to eat on the table.
 

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I could see your point and choice made. I tend to go more Light, Refreshing and Local. STRAUB Brewery, since 1872, is just 20 minutes away and has some great products. Their Amber Lager is fabulous and available year round but their Oktoberfest Marzen , Jul thru Nov, is what I enjoy the most...JJ
Their Amber Lager is tasty. Haven’t tried the Oktoberfest, but I’ll take your word for it.
 

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I've never been one to concern myself with pairings. The closest I get is red wine with beef, white or rose with chicken/fish, and my favorite beers (Porters or Hefs) with whatever fits my mood when there's something to eat on the table.
I agree I never concern with pairings. Jack Daniels goes with everything!
 

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Aacht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen.

It's a beechwood smoked Oktoberfest/Marzen beer. Phenomenal
Pairs so well with BBQ that I often use it in marinades.

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