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Sliders and Beer Pairing

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Sliders are tiny little burgers served on a long plate. The best part? Instead of one burger, you get to eat lots of small burgers. When ordering (or making your own) sliders, they’re delicious served with a side of beer – so we’re going to help you choose some tasty local beer for your mini burgers.

For beef sliders, think about the kinds of flavors you’re about to consume. There’s a bun, cheese, mustard and ketchup. With a mix of classic American burger flavors, you can’t go wrong with a hoppy beer – like the Torpedo IPA by Sierra Nevada. This beer will cut through the fat and salt of the meat, and enhance the myriad of other flavors involved.

If you’re eating turkey sliders, with sweet BBQ sauce and a topping like mushrooms, try pairing with an Anchor Steam Porter. The sweet and earthy flavors will become outstanding with the aged, dark, “burnt” flavor of Porter. Vegetarians, fear not! We have pairings for you, too. Would you believe that a Portabella slider also pairs well with Porter? Try the Smoked Porter from California’s Stone Brewing Co.

Try out our beer pairing, and let us know if you agree.

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