Nothing says “a match made in heaven” like the beer pairing menu at Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant. The beer pairing menu which is only available until August 28th is definitely something your taste buds need to experience! Whether you are a craft beer lover or not – you are bound to leave with a favorite. Their seamless menu shows an infographic that easily displays which beer should go with which dish. Designed to teach the essentials of coupling beer and food flavors – trying something new is a truly non-intimidating experience.
Hoppy – A beer style that balances out spicy foods and helps emphasize specific flavors in dishes, which creates an ideal combination with spicy meals, pork, poultry and burgers. This flavor can be paired well with Gordon Biersch Favorites including Southwest Egg Rolls, Marzen BBQ Chicken Sandwich and Spicy Chicken Fritters.
Fruit & Spicy – This style of beer complements and balances flavors similar to notes in the beer, such as those found in poultry, salads, seafoods and flatbreads. Guests can pair their Fruity & Spicy brews with selections such as the Blue Crab & Artichoke Dip, Cali Beach Taco and California Cobb Flatbread.
Light & Refreshing – Select this type of beer style when looking for a refreshing craft beer that will cleanse the palate and will also complement lighter dishes. The chef recommends matching this style of beer with menu items such as the Cajun Pasta and the Gorgonzola Pear Salad.
Malty – Fans of roasted, grilled and smoked foods should sample this style of beer, which will give another layer of flavor to the dish. Ideal menu items to be paired with Malty beers include the Gordon Biersch Beer & Mushroom Chicken and the Gastro Burger.
Dark – This style of beer best complements chocolate and other sweet flavors, as well as meat dishes such as Gordon Biersch’s 10 oz. USDA Top Sirloin and the fan-favorite Brownie Sundae.
The menu is offered nationwide, but because each Gordon Biersch brews all their beers on-site by a local brewer, each restaurant is unique to its own. So hurry up and make your reservations to experience this blissful dining experience for yourselves because we’re about to hit their busiest season yet!