When it comes to the best beer for your barbecue, what you choose will depend on the type of meat you’re eating, as well as the sauce or dry rub’s flavor. The Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge says that if you’re going for pulled pork, you should try pairing it with something dark, such as a stout or porter. That’s because dark beers tend to have deep, rich flavors that contrast well with pulled pork’s savory flavor. In contrast, beef brisket has a high fat content, so you’ll want to pair it with something slightly lighter but with a strong malt flavor, such as an amber ale. Lighter meat like chicken needs an even lighter brew pairing, and the hops and citrus often found in a hazy IPA are strong complements.
Ultimately, it depends on your personal palate, too. If you’re not interested in extremely dark stouts, don’t force yourself to drink them because the pros say so. Palates vary, so if you’re a pilsner person, we’re certain that light, refreshingly crisp sip will contrast well with a meaty brisket.
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