Perfect Beer and Barbecue Pairings


As the summer season approaches, it’s time to dust off your grill and gather your friends and family for some backyard barbecues. But let’s face it, a barbecue isn’t complete without a cold, refreshing drink to wash down all that smoky goodness. That’s why at BarbaCuban, we believe in the perfect marriage of beer and barbecue. This blog will explore the best beer and barbecue pairings to elevate your grilling experience.

Why Beer Pairs Well With Barbecue

Beer and barbecue have been a classic combination for years, and for good reason. The smoky, charred flavors of barbecue pair perfectly with the refreshing, bubbly qualities of beer. Plus, the beer’s effervescence helps cleanse your palate after each bite of rich, saucy meat, making it the ideal beverage to enjoy with your barbecue feast.

General Tips

Before we dive into specific pairings, let’s start with the basics. When choosing the right beer for your barbecue, it’s important to consider the type of meat and flavors you’ll be grilling. Think about the intensity, spices, and sauces that will be used. A general rule of thumb is to match bold flavors with bold beers and lighter flavors with lighter beers. With BarbaCuban’s Caribbean fusion sauces, condiments, and marinades, you have a wide range of bold and flavorful options to play with.

Additionally, consider the temperature of the beer. Opt for lighter, crisp beers on hot summer days while heartier, darker beers are perfect for cooler evenings. And don’t forget to serve your beer chilled.

Let’s explore some mouth-watering beer and barbecue pairings using BarbaCuban’s delicious products.

Original 455 Sauce and IPA

Our Original 455 Sauce is a dynamic Caribbean fusion mustard sauce that bursts with flavor. Its mustardy kick pairs perfectly with an India Pale Ale (IPA) – the beer’s hoppy bitterness complements the sauce’s tanginess, while the carbonation cuts through the meat’s richness.

Ram Air Zesty Ketchup and Lager

Our Ram Air Zesty Ketchup takes a classic condiment to new heights with its subtle smokiness and significant spiciness. Pair it with a light Lager – the crisp, clean taste of the beer will balance out the heat of the ketchup, while its light body won’t overpower the delicate flavors of your barbecue.

Cubama White Truffle Sauce and Brown Ale

For a truly unique flavor experience, try our Cubama White Truffle Sauce – a Cuban-fusion Alabama-style white barbecue sauce infused with truffle oil. This rich and creamy sauce pairs perfectly with a Brown Ale – the nutty, caramel notes of the beer complement the earthiness of the truffle, creating a deliciously complex flavor profile.

90 Miles to Mojo Marinade and Wheat Beer

Our 90 Miles to Mojo Marinade is a Caribbean mojo marinade packed with personality. Its bright citrus flavor and zip make it the perfect marinade for grilled meat. For a refreshing and complementary pairing, reach for a Wheat beer. It has light, fruity notes that balance out the tanginess of the marinade and enhance the citrus flavors.

Beer and barbecue are a match made in heaven. With BarbaCuban’s delicious sauces, you can elevate your pairing game to a whole new level. So next time you fire up the grill, crack open a cold beer and reach for one of our Caribbean fusion sauces for the ultimate flavor experience. Cheers to a summer full of delicious pairings!