“Is there any other way to spend your 4th of July then by hanging out in the backyard with friends and family enjoying delicious food on the BBQ? And what better way to commemorate Independence Day then with a few cold American Craft Brews. So get ready to fire up those grills, break out the good beer, and celebrate the 4th because we here at Beerjobber have the perfect suggestions to make the most out of your holiday BBQ.
Traditional BBQ foods such as Bratwurst and Hot Dogs call for light beers that won’t interfere with the flavors of a juicy brat or hot dog. American Pilsners are best in this food pairing because of their versatility food-wise and their strong drinkability, such as Desert Pilsner from Rio Grande Brewing Company.
Hamburgers require a little bit more aggressive beer, sometimes with a strong bitterness and citrus hop flavor. For this meal we suggest an American Pale Ale such as Tipperary Pale Ale from Moylan’s Brewing Company. This beer is sweetly sharp and smoothly bitter and will pair excellently with a beefier hamburger or cheeseburger on the BBQ.
If a nice grilled chicken is on your menu for your Independence Day BBQ a nice Saison beer plays nice with the flavors of the chicken. For this we highly suggest the limited release Wasteland Elderflower Saison from Elysian Brewing Company. This is a perfect seasonal beer complete with dried elderflowers and French Saison yeast. Serve this pairing to your friends and family and you are guaranteed to receive many compliments.
For vegetables on the grill we suggest an Amber Lager to enhance the crispiness of grilled veggies. The Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company makes for an amazing pairing with crisp vegetables. Made from six different malts, the balanced flavor of malt and hops makes this toasted lager easy to drink with an exceptionally long-lasting smooth finish perfect for that smoked veggie taste.
No matter what your 4th of July Weekend activities are we, at Beerjobber want to wish you all a safe and Happy Independence Day. Cheers !