Score a Touchdown with Texas Beef and Beer Pairings

When it comes to flavor, Texans don’t mess around. That’s especially true for tailgating and football season. For many tailgaters, beef and beer are, for the most part, a staple for a good tailgate.

The perfect combo makes your taste buds feel like your team completed a Hail Mary pass, so you’ll make a touchdown at your next get-together.

Beer-Braised Shredded Beef Sandwiches 

Pair with Hops and Grain The One They Call Zoe Pale Lager


This clean, crisp lager from Austin with citrus and floral flavors balances the sweetness of molasses, brown sugar and Worcestershire in the lean chuck roast. 

Texas Burger with Beer Cheese Sauce 

Pair with Oak Highlands Golden Mustache Dortumunder Lager

A light, crisp German lager from Dallas complements the sharp cheddar, Swiss cheese and caramelized onions in the recipe.

Beef Picadillo Tacos 

Pair with Uncle Billy’s Barton Springs Pale Ale

The toasty, malty sweetness in this food-friendly ATX beer creates a harmonious combo with the nutty cumin flavors in the beef tacos. 

Lone Star Chili 

Pair with Saint Arnold Santo

The smokiness of the chili pairs perfectly with the roasty malt profile in the dark-yet-refreshing Santo from Houston’s Saint Arnold Brewery.

Mushroom, Onion & Swiss Burger 

Pair with Pedernales Brewing Co. Lobo Negro 

The roast coffee and chocolate notes from Austin’s Pedernales Brewing Co. pair well with this savory burger with sautéed baby bella mushrooms, onions, and Swiss cheese.

Slow Cooker Brisket Sofrito 

Pair with Southerleigh Russian Imperial Stout

With notes of chocolate and dark fruits, this stout from San Antonio’s Southerleigh is bold and complex, which balances out the smoky flavor of this easy-to-prepare, Spanish-style brisket.

Thanks to Hops and Grain Brewing, Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse,  Pedernales Brewing Company, Oak Highlands Brewery,  Saint Arnold Brewing Company and Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery for these delicious pairings.