Summertime Beer Pairings

Most Texans don’t need a holiday to celebrate beer. When we aren’t drinking it while cheering on our favorite sports teams, we’re touring and tasting at the many craft breweries that call Texas home. But if you need a reason, International Beer Day is coming up on August 4!

We partnered with Independence Brewing Company in Austin to find out the best brews to pair with beef. Whether you prefer to cook with beer, or just enjoy a cold one with your meal, we’ve put together a list to ensure the most delicious pairing experience. And NOTHING solidifies your Texas pride more than beef and beer crafted here in the Lone Star State!

Recipes To Prepare With Independence Brews

Texas Burger with Beer Cheese Sauce made with Austin Amber

This recipe is the perfect party food for your next summer cookout. It doesn’t get much better than a pretzel bun and beer cheese sauce, especially made with a tasty amber!

Basic Beer Mop made with Stash IPA

Beer mops keep brisket moist and full of flavor throughout the smoking process. Use Stash IPA in this recipe for pitmaster-approved ‘cue!

Beer Braised Pot Roast made with Convict Hill

Cook this roast low ‘n slow in a stout beer with a handful of Texan spices. Talk about Texas comfort!

Recipes To Pair With Independence Brews

Power & Light with Molasses & Pepper Crusted Steak

This steak recipe is easy enough for a weeknight meal, but so delicious you might try it for date night! Pair it with this crisp pale ale for a clean and dry finish.

Austin Amber with Southwestern Beef & Sweet Potato Pie

This smooth, laid-back amber ale is just the thing to wash down this Tex-Mex favorite.

Liberty Lunch with Oven Texas BBQ Brisket

Notes of spicy IPA hops will enhance the flavor of your brisket… as if it couldn’t get any better!

Beer photos courtesy of Rudy Arocha Photography and Independence Brewing Company.

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