Dan Kadar ?and Kiel Fleming


Beer is synonymous with barbecuing. It’s that simple. For all the different foods that can be cooked outside, there is a perfect beer match. While the old trope of “drink what you like” can be acceptable, some beers simply pair better with specific types of food being made on the grill.



Many of the best beers to pair with your barbecuing can be found in Ohio. Some are widely available year-round, while others require a search. Here’s the first of 10 beers we like:



 



Hoppin’ Frog Turbo Shandy (7% alcohol by volume)



Having a good beer when cooking out isn’t just about properly pairing a beer with a food. Sometimes it’s just as enjoyable to have a beer while actually making the food. A good choice for drinking while cooking is the Turbo Shandy from Hoppin’ Frog. A fruit beer that’s heavy on lemon and 7 percent alcohol by volume, Turbo Shandy is a refreshing seasonal beer from the Akron brewery.



 



Keep watching SavorOhio.com as we pull more beer choices from the fridge.