If you’re a beer lover visiting Miami, you’re in for a treat. Miami Brewing Company has some of the most unique and flavorful beers around. And what goes better with beer than food? We’ve put together a list of 8 beer pairings that will make your taste buds dance! From Vice IPA to Big Rod Coconut Ale, we’ve got something for everyone. So get ready to experience some of the best craft beer Florida has to offer!
1.- Vice IPA
Vice IPA is the perfect beer to start off our list. It’s a light and refreshing IPA with tropical fruit flavors that pair perfectly with spicy food. Medium gold color & fluffy white head IPA. Bright citrus hoppiness, rounded piney hops aromas herbal notes. Citrus, pine and herbs with a hoppy dry finish, this beer is perfect for beer conosseurs and amateurs alike.
Pair it with: Thai green curry
The bright citrus flavors in the beer are a perfect match for the spicy and fragrant Thai green curry. The beer’s hoppy dry finish will also help to cleanse your palate between bites.
Thai curries differ from Indian curries in that they use coconut milk as the base of the sauce. This particular dish is made with chicken, shrimp or beef and features a variety of spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger and chili peppers, flavors that bring out the intense notes in Vice IPA.
2.- Shark Bait
Shark Bait is a light and refreshing beer with tropical fruit flavors that pair perfectly with seafood. Straw gold color, creamy white head. Florida- American Pale Wheat Ale- Pours a clear deep golden hue. Aromas of light grains with lemony citrus notes on the nose. Flavors of light grain malts and a tropical fruit finish. A great warm weather beer!
Pair it with: Coconut shrimp skewers
What could be better than beer and seafood? Coconut shrimp skewers, of course! The light and refreshing Shark Bait beer pairs perfectly with the sweet and crispy coconut shrimp.
The shrimp are coated in a mixture of flour, eggs, shredded coconut, garlic powder and salt before being fried until golden brown. They’re served with a delicious pineapple dipping sauce for the perfect beer and seafood pairing.
3.- Big Rod Coconut Ale
The taste of Miami in a can! Big Rod Coconut Ale is a light, refreshing beer with tropical fruit flavors that pair perfectly with most seafood, chicken and pork dishes. Florida- American Blonde Ale- Big Rod starts as a recipe for a classic Blonde Ale. Generous additions of coconut and sweet, caramel malts are added giving the beer a delightful tropical character. It pours a clear golden color and has a strong malty backbone followed by a dry finish.
Pair it with: Coconut crusted mahi mahi
If you’re looking for something a little more exotic, try pairing Big Rod Coconut Ale with coconut crusted mahi mahi. A coconut explosion! The mahi mahi is coated in a mixture of flour, eggs, shredded coconut, garlic powder and salt before being fried until golden brown. It’s served with a delicious pineapple dipping sauce for the perfect beer and seafood pairing.
Pork and chicken dishes are also great pairings for Big Rod Coconut Ale! Try it with chicken tenders and honey glazed sauce, or even BBQ ribs!
4.- Krome Ave.
One of Miami Brewing Company’s seasonal beers, Krome Ave is Miami Brewing Company’s lightest wheat ale, crisp and refreshing to the last drop. This beer is perfect to enjoy outside on a hot summer day, and is loved by everyone!
Pair it with: Spicy Orange Peel Chicken or Chinese
The lightly bready wheat malt in the beer pairs well with spicy orange peel chicken, Kung Pao chicken, or spicy teriyaki chicken, or beef Skewers! This style also adds bright complexity to the heat of spicy Pad Thai while providing a sweet contrast to the salty, savory sauce.
It’s also great with Chinese food! The beer’s light malt sweetness and subtle spicy hop character balance out the bold flavors of chili sauce, black bean sauce, and hoisin sauce. So good!
Krome Ave is one of Miami Brewing Company’s most versatile beers- it pairs well with a variety of foods!
5.- Daddy’s Porter
Another seasonal beer at Miami Brewing Company, Daddy’s Porter is a darker beer, perfect for beer connoisseurs. A light bodied Porter with Coffee & Chocolate notes finishing with smooth notes of Caramel!
Pair it with: Dark chocolate raspberry cheesecake
This beer is perfect for those who love a good dessert! The Daddy’s Porter pairs well with dark chocolate raspberry cheesecake. The rich, creamy porter balances out the sweetness of the dessert while the chocolate and raspberry flavors complement each other perfectly. Yum!
Daddy’s Porter is also great with other chocolate desserts, such as chocolate cake or brownies!
6.- Lychee Habanero
Lychee Habanero beer is for real adventurous beer lovers! You got it! With hints of lychee and a little spice from habanero, this beer is one of a kind!
Pair it with: Mexican Food
If you’re looking for something with a bit of heat, try pairing Lychee Habanero beer with Mexican food. The sweet and fruity flavors in the beer balance out the spice in dishes like chili con carne, enchiladas, or tacos. And it’s perfect for cooling down after eating some spicy Mexican food too!
7.- Keylime Mead
A seasonal favorite, made with lime and ginger, inspired by the Hispanic cold remedy “Agua Panella”.
Pair it with: Cuban food
Keylime Mead is the perfect beer to enjoy while eating Cuban food. The lime in the beer pairs well with the citrus flavors in Cuban dishes, and the ginger gives it a slight kick that goes great with spicy foods. Keylime Mead is also delicious on its own or paired with other light snacks like chicken wings or nachos!
8.- Imperial Stout
This dark beer is perfect for winter time! It’s a rich, full-bodied stout with hints of chocolate and coffee. Aged in Jack Daniels barrels, this R.I.A starts with a touch of pumpkin and ends with a slight sour finish.
Pair it with: Pumpkin Pie
The Imperial Stout pairs perfectly with pumpkin pie! The beer’s chocolate and coffee flavors complement the sweetness of the pumpkin pie, and the slight sour finish ties everything together. It’s a delicious wintertime pairing that everyone will love!
Visit Miami Brewing Company
Miami Brewing Company has a beer for every palate, so what are you waiting for? Go out and try them all! The taproom’s beer selection is perfect for any food pairing you could dream up! From light and refreshing beers to dark and rich porters, there’s something for everyone. So next time you’re planning a party or just looking for a good excuse to enjoy a cold beer, be sure to check out Miami Brewing Company!
The taproom has beer flights every day, so you can taste all their beers and finish with your favorite pint!