The 4th of July is a fantastic opportunity to gather your friends and family to watch fireworks and of course, BBQ, One way to achieve BBQ nirvana is by using the slow and low cook method either on the grill or in the oven, while sipping a perfectly chilled beer.  However, choosing the perfect beer is key. These days, beer pairings with food are almost as commonplace as wine pairings. We have some great suggestions for crowd pleasing beer to serve at your upcoming July 4th BBQ. There is such a wide range of beer to suit all tastes and menus, for example the classic domestics, IPA’s, stouts, lagers, ciders, light and dark ales in addition to European, Mexican or Jamaican beers. A perfectly chilled beer is an excellent accompaniment to Great Food, Friends and Family during this Patriotic Celebration.


Mexican Boilermaker



1 Corona Extra

1 Shot of Tequila



Drop a shot of tequila into a glass of Corona and enjoy.
Author: Adapted from Buzzfeed.

Snake Bite


1  Ale, such as Newcastle Brown Ale

1 Guinness Stout


First pour the ale into a pint glass, then once the foam subside hold a small spoon over the ale and slowly pour in the Guinness.

Author: Adapted from Martha Stewart.


Ginger Shandy



1 Stone IPA

1 Lemonade

1 Ginger Beer


First pour 1/3 of a pint of glass of IPA, then 1/3  of Lemonade and 1/3 Ginger Beer, then garnish with a lemon.

Author: Adapted by AlmostPerfect


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Corona Extra-A classic session lager from South of the border, Corona pairs well with a wedge of lime and some spicy cuisine.
Heineken-A distinctive Dutch lager with a smooth, polished mid-palate and a finishing dash of hop character.
Stone IPA-Stone IPA explodes with citrusy flavor and hop aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character. This crisp, extra hoppy brew is hugely refreshing and always delivers.
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA-A big American IPA boasting huge amounts of hop aroma thanks to Sierra Nevada’s innovative dry-hopping device, the “Hop Torpedo.” Bold, assertive, and full of citrus and pine scents.
Red Stripe-An iconic Jamaican lager with a distinctive round bottle. Pale, crisp, and eminently drinkable the year through.
Newcastle Brown Ale-Nutty and satisfying with a soft biscuit and toffee finish, this lightly-hopped English brown ale gets its trademark color from dark caramel malts.
Guinness Stout-The best selling stout in the world is also one of the finest. Dark brown in the glass with a creamy mouthfeel, restrained roast character, and wonderfully dry finish.
Bridgeport Hop Czar IPA-A triple-hopped, bottle-conditioned IPA with a deep ballast of rich malt. Very hoppy, but nicely balanced
Avery IPA-A quartet of hop varietals are combined with Munich and caramel malts in “Colorado’s hoppiest pale ale.” Serve in a pint glass to fully appreciate the floral bouquet and satisfying malty finish.
Stella Artois-A pale lager from Leuven, Belgium that boasts a lemon aroma with notes of wheat toast and well-balanced hops.


Helpful Tip:
Below are the best Temperatures to serve beer

Very Cold: 35-40 degrees

  • American Adjunct Lagers (“Macros”)
  • Malt Liquors
  • Light or low alcohol beers
  • Candian- style Golden Ale

Cold: 40-45 degrees

  • Pilsner
  • Light-bodied lagers
  • Kolsch
  • Belgian Wit
  • Hefeweizen
  • Berliner weisse
  • American Wheat
  • Fruit Beer

Cool: 45-50 degrees

  • American Pale Ales
  • Medium-bodied lagers
  • India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Porters
  • Alt
  • Irish Stouts
  • Sweet Stout
  • Amber Ale

Cellar Temp: 50-55 degrees

  • Sour Ales
  • Lambic/Gueuze
  • English Bitter
  • Strong Ales
  • Baltic Porters
  • Bocks
  • Scotch Ales
  • Belgian Ales
  • Trappist Ales

Warm: 55-60 degrees

  • Imperial Stouts
  • Belgian Quads
  • Belgian Strong Ales
  • Barley Wines
  • Old Ales
  • Dopplebock
  • Eisbock