Our first pairing on our Addictive Food Creative Brews Blog is Sam Adams Boston Lager paired with our Traditional Soft Pretzel Sticks! If you’ve ever been to a brewery, there’s a good chance they had pretzels there. It’s also no coincidence that soft pretzel food trucks often make their rounds at local breweries. Beer and pretzels go together like peanut butter and jelly and for a good reason: salt.
Even though salt is one of the most widely used seasonings, it is so often forgotten about when it comes to enhancing flavor. You might have known that salt enhances the flavors of food, but it does the same for beer too! Our traditional soft pretzels sticks are sprinkled with salt and come out warm to your table. When you bite into them and then take a sip of your cold refreshing beer, you’ll see why it’s the perfect pairing!
With so many beers on tap, why did we choose Sam Adams? Sam Adams Boston Lager is a classic brew with “A distinctive balance of spicy hops, slightly sweet roasted malts, and a smooth finish.” It’s easy to drink and goes great with classic meals. Unlike an IPA for example, this brew is mild in flavor and won’t overpower the flavors of your food. Whether you like it on tap or from a bottle, we recommend ordering our pretzel sticks with it!
It’s no secret that we love great beers at Tap House Grill! Our tagline “Addictive Food – Creative Brews” is what we live by. Since 2006, we’ve been committed to serving you fresh, made from scratch food alongside a rotating tap of new and interesting beers.
Every Tap House Grill location has tons of beers on tap to choose from. From local Chicagoland breweries like Half Day Brewing Co. to breweries from both coasts, you’re sure to find your new favorite brew here. Starting this month, we will have a QR code at our restaurants that you can scan to see what beers are on tap. It will tell you the beer style, ABV, and you can even learn more about the brewery it came from.
With so many beers to choose from, it can be hard to know what to have with your meal, but that’s where we come in! Follow along with us as we take your Tap House favorites and pair them with what’s new on tap.
One of our favorite resources for beer pairings is from the Brewers Association. The simple chart makes it easy to choose which brew to complement your meal, cheese, or even dessert.
From Hefeweizen to Belgian Witbier, we’ll share our taste-tested & staff-approved pairings plus some beer and brewing facts. Check back for interviews with Master Brewers and to see what’s coming to your local Tap House Grill.