Most people would never dream of reaching for a dark beer on a 90-degree day, but this robust porter can play a key role in your BBQ game. Roasted dark coffee and chocolates notes with a full body and just a slightly sweet finish make this the perfect drink to stand up to hearty foods like burgers, ribs, grilled sausages, and pulled pork. Also, this beer tastes pretty on point alongside your post-dinner freshly scooped ice cream.
Spiced summer ale, 5.6%
I’ve never come across a more divisive beer than this summer seasonal made with Old Bay spice, but those who try this beer usually fall for it hard. I find the unique savory qualities perfect for pairing it up alongside all of the major summer foods like BBQ meats, lobster, and obviously your huge crab boil littered with Old Spice tins all over the tables. Something also tells me that this beer would be great for boiling hot dogs, too (if that’s your thing).