Picture this: It’s a warm, sunny day in the middle of March. You’re at home with friends sitting on the back patio, indulging in a juicy Taylor’s house-blend burger and an ice-cold, frothy beer. Life can’t get much better!

St. Patrick’s Day
The marriage between beer and food is a tale as old as time. But the focus of drinking beer seems to heighten during the famous holiday in the middle of March. St. Patrick’s Day first originated to honor the life of Saint Patrick on the anniversary of his death. We continue to celebrate the day by highlighting Irish traditions and culture. Wearing green to symbolize the shamrock and drinking lots of beer to celebrate the iconic Saint Patrick.

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to talk about our favorite pairing: food and beer! Whether you like lagers or stouts, we will make sure you have the perfect food to match. As you plan your St. Patty’s Day party this year, make sure Taylor’s Market is on the table!

Here are some of our favorite pairings:

Taylor’s House-Blend Burger
Starting off with a classic American cheeseburger, the best food to pair with a beer. Part of the American dream includes a juicy cheeseburger paired with a light craft beer. Sometimes, it’s better to have the beer act as a palate cleanser, rather than needing to add flavor to the meal. We recommend beers similar to Pilsners, Blond Ales, or an American Lager.

Prime Ribeye
Choosing the right beer for your Ribeye is important to ensure the flavors complement each other. Try to pick a beer that doesn’t overpower, but instead brings out the flavors of the steak. We recommend an Amber Ale, or an Imperial Stout. Amber Ales are often used with cooking steaks because it enhances the sweet, rich flavor. Pairing the drink with your meal can have a similar effect on your taste buds.

Meat & Cheese Tray
There is a bit more flexibility involved when pairing a beer with a meat and cheese tray. You can select the perfect meat and cheese options to enhance the flavors of the beer. For example, salami pairs well with a pilsner while mild cheeses pair nicely with a light lager. If you’re craving a darker beer, try adding some smokey sausage or punchy cheeses like Gruyère.