Labor Day is this weekend, and Don and I are both planning on grilling and chillin’ with our families. We’ve also decided to record a “grill session” podcast to commemorate this last great cooking-meat-over-an-open flame weekend of the summer.
The main subject will be the “best beers for barbecuing,” and we’d love to hear your favorite beer and food pairings for cookouts.
If you’d like to play along, please let us know your:
- Go-to barbecue beers for beer nerds
- What you serve for guests who aren’t beer aficionados (the gateway bbq beers!)
We’re recording the podcast tonight and would love to include some reader favorites in there, so please chime in below. The podcast should be edited (trust me – it’s necessary!!) and ready by Friday morning if you’d like to give it a listen.
I’ll probably go the shish kabob route (both chicken and beef) for my barbecue this weekend, or maybe grill up a pork tenderloin with rosemary and garlic – I’m not sure yet.
For the beer pairing, I’m in the mood for a double IPA, which is rare, as I’m usually not a an IPA guy, no less a DIPA guy. But I have an Avery Maharaja in the garage that’s been calling my name. But then again, a Saison Du Buff would be pretty magical with the pork. Decisions, decisions.
I haven’t figured out what I’m serving to my guests, but it’ll probably be something nice, but “entry level” like Victory Lager or maybe even the stray cans of Yuengling I have knocking around in the beer fridge. We shall see.
So that’s what I’m doing – how about you?