Deep, delicious fatty umami with hint of smoke. That flavor — that’s what you love about steak.
You generously season your cuts so their crusts blacken just enough to enhance — never overpower — the rich, beefy flavor redolent in those ambrosial slabs of beef.
With every bite, you marvel at your impeccable steaksmanship. Normally you don’t share photos of your meals with friends, but something about this steak compels you to seek kudos. Art only becomes art once shared, after all.
So, you snap the pic, send it to your bud, and ready yourself for a nice back-patting. But his response? Not what you expected.
“Nice beef. But where’s the beer?”
Huh? “Wine pairs with steak, not beer,” you think. Yes, of course, but also… Nobody puts beer in a corner, Mr. Steaklover. Nobody.
Check out our picks to perfectly pair your favorite steak with a brew that brings out its best.
Filet Mignon & Blonde Pilsner
Subtle hoppiness combines with hints of crisp spice, making Blonde Pilsner a delicate and effervescent partner to the Filet’s exquisitely tender texture and mild beefy flavor.
Flat Iron & Vienna-Style Lager
A firm but sweet malty center defines Vienna-Style Lager. Flavors of caramel-sweetness amplify the Flat Iron’s natural honeyed umami, cutting through its savory fattiness to refresh the palate so each bite tastes better than the last.
Top Sirloin & Pale Ale
Pale Ale is an all-purpose brew, an everyday treat. It bears a snappy bitterness with lots of citrus, light pine, and a dry peppery finish. In other words, it’s deceivingly robust with subtle complexities — an ideal mate for the similarly deceptive-in-its-awesomeness Top Sirloin.
Ribeye & Imperial Stout
The boldest steak deserves an unrelentingly bold beverage. Imperial stouts boast a natural oaky tannin reminiscent of those present in red wine. Only the intensity of the Imperial Stout can equal the Ribeye’s ultra-buttery, ultra-rich flavor.