A Perfect Pairing: Beer & Steak

At JT's Grill, we believe in the power of pairing exceptional food with the right beverages. If you're a fan of juicy, perfectly cooked steaks, you'll be delighted to know that the right beer can take your dining experience to a new level. In this blog, we'll explore the wonderful world of beer and discover the best brews to complement your steak at our restaurant. Here are some types of beer to consider as you grow your palette.

Classic Combo: Porter or Stout

When it comes to pairing beer with steak, dark and robust beers like porters and stouts are an excellent choice. These beers' deep, roasted flavors and malty sweetness are a natural match for a perfectly cooked steak's rich and savory profile. A creamy stout or a robust porter will complement the meat's flavor and provide a delightful contrast.

Hoppy Delights: IPA and Red Ale

If you prefer a hoppy brew, an India Pale Ale (IPA) or a red ale can be a fantastic choice. IPAs offer a bold and bitter flavor profile that can cut through the steak's fat and enhance the meat's taste. Red ales provide a balanced option with a touch of caramel sweetness, making them a versatile companion to different cuts of steak.

Belgian Beauty: Dubbel or Tripel

Belgian-style ales like dubbels and tripels offer a unique and complex taste experience. The fruity and spicy notes of these beers can beautifully complement the flavors of a steak, especially when paired with a flavorful sauce. The effervescence of Belgian ales can also cleanse your palate between bites, making each one as enjoyable as the first.

Amber Ales: A Versatile Choice

Amber ales, known for their balanced maltiness and subtle hop bitterness, are highly versatile in steak pairings. They can harmonize with various cuts and cooking styles, from a tender filet mignon to a well-seasoned ribeye. The mild sweetness of amber ales complements the steak's natural juices.

The Dark Horse: Barleywine

Barleywine, despite its name, is a beer. It's a robust, high-alcohol ale with complex flavors with hints of dark fruits, toffee, and caramel. This powerful beer pairs wonderfully with bold, heavily marbled steaks like prime rib or T-bone. Combining the beer's strength and the steak's richness can be a match made in culinary heaven.

At JT's Grill, we take pride in curating an enjoyable dining experience, including the perfect beer pairings to complement our menu. Whether you're a fan of dark, rich brews like porters or stouts or you prefer the hoppy notes of an IPA, we have the right beer to elevate your experience. Join us during happy hour from 4 PM -6 PM Monday-Friday to try a cold beer, and don't forget to check out our Beer of the Month selection as well!

So, the next time you visit us for a mouthwatering steak, don't hesitate to ask our knowledgeable staff for a beer recommendation to enhance your meal. At JT's Grill, we're here to ensure that every bite and sip is a culinary delight that leaves you craving more. Cheers to the perfect steak and beer pairing!