Pairing Beer & Tacos

Pairing Beer & Tacos

If there are two things that seem to be enjoyed by everyone, it’s tacos and beer. And, if you’ve ever stopped on in at Coastal Kitchen, you’ve more than likely experienced the joy of both. Perhaps even at the same sitting. And while there’s no shortage of fine dining guides regarding filet mignon and wine pairings, tacos and beer are an award-winning combination that needs their own bit of attention. So, here we go. 

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Fish Tacos & American Lager 

One of the best things about fish is the fact that while its flavors are on the rich side of things, they’re easy on the pallet. Any domestic lager can pair with fish tacos, which will be unbelievably exceptional dining. We also recommend Mexican lager, such as Corona, with a slice of lime. 

Carne Asada Tacos & IPA

Carne asada is one of the most renowned delicacies to come from Mexico. There are several beers that make for an exceptional pairing, but we strongly feel that a citrusy IPA will really embolden the flavor. Hops and meat are always an award-winning combination, and the citrus is its own slice of lime. 

Chicken Tacos & Amber 

Because chicken is ’t as robust as steak or beef, you can pair these tacos with amber lagers to really turn it into a full-course meal. The two brands that pair with chicken tacos the most are Dos Equis Amber and Samuel Addams. The malty backbone really compliments the chicken and vegetables wrapped up together in a tortilla. 

Tacos Al Pastor and Malty Beers

Tacos Al Pastor is one of the most revered traditions in Mexican cuisine. To pair with this delicacy, a robust, malty beer that’s big on flavor is the perfect addition. Barley wines and stouts are the most recommended. But Hefenweizen and Guniess Draught is also a wonderful compliment to the meal. 

The most important thing to remember when pairing beer with any food is to try to match the intensity and volume of the taste together. The last thing you want to do is eradicate the flavor altogether. But most importantly, don’t be afraid to try new things and be adventurous!  

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