Perrin Light Lager is a great grilling beer and pairs well with light snacks to start the party off. Large salted pretzels and chips & guacamole go great with such an easy drinking lager.
Beer City Bread
Keep it local and pick up Beer City Beard from local West Michigan Meijer store. Beer Cit Bread is full flavored and an excellent option for holiday grilling meals. Sliced thinly and coated in olive oil it can be grilled and used for a bruschetta base paired with Perrin Gold. Or use the bread as a bun for pulled pork BBQ sandwiches and pair with a malt forward Perrin Black.
Sides & Salads
Beers with a light body and some acidity are a good pairing for salads.
Try Passion Fruit Gose or Grapefruit IPA paired with a Strawberry and Goat cheese salad topped with some walnuts. The combination of acidity and fruit assists in cutting through the cheese and walnuts.
For dishes coming off the grill like chicken, try matching a light and malty Perrin Gold or Light Lager. (featured above is the classic beer-up-the-butt chicken with a Light Lager for a juicy and flavorful meat)
For a pork/ribs dish that is going to have some sweetness and caramelization, reach for a Perrin Black to match the roasted notes and BBQ sweetness.
Flipping up some mean burgers? No Problems Session IPA is your burger beer. One of Perrin’s favorites is a blue-cheese stuffed burger topped with banana peppers. The malt cuts through the burger grease and cheese, while the hops pair well with your favorite toppings.
For steak most people lean towards a dark roasted malt forward beer, but for a summer grilling party pair a 98 Problems IPA with a freshly grilled steak seasoned with rosemary and flash seared in butter.
Nothing says summertime like S’mores over a campfire.
Perrin Smore’s Stout combines graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow with a hint of smoke and wood from Scotch barrel aging that brings you back to roasting marshmallows over a campfire. This beer pairs with all sorts of chocolate desserts and sweets.
If you stopped by the brewery for a bottle of No Rules at this year’s release, a Fourth of July party is a great opportunity to share with friends and a wonderful after BBQ dessert. Plus nothing says ‘Merica like 15% bourbon barrel aged beer.
What will you be drinking?
Brewer Master John is reaching for Perrin summertime favorites Grapefruit IPA & Passion Fruit Gose!