Where do you go to pair your Austin made beer with food? I'm not talking about the official pairings like they do at North by Northwest.
I'm certain that's really good but I'm thinking about sitting at a bar with a plate of perfectly fried chicken wings and a pint of Live Oak Big Bark.
Know a place that offers Real Ale Coffee Porter and carefully rendered Carne Guisada?
A platter of Fried Catfish and a pint of Live Oak Pilz?
I've spent the last couple weeks on the hoof,walking in and out of bars,quaffing pints and eating a few bites of food.I've been chagrined to see the number of places that have a wall of taps and not a single Live Oak.It blows my mind that this incredible Austin resource is so underutilized.
To be fair Independence and 512 are fine breweries and deserve every tap they've fought for and I'm interested in hearing from their advocates but I'm really looking for places that have the Live Oak and/or Real Ale family on the wall and of course delicious food.
What local beer do you champion?
Where do you drink it?
What food do you pair it with?
This whole thing came over me while I was sitting at Giddy ups eating a bowl of jerky and drinking a Lonestar.