Colorado craft beer in front of Red Rocks

Cold beers and grilling are quite the summer pair. And Colorado is packed with award-winning craft breweries. Next time you fire up your grill, grab one of these brews for the perfect compliment to your grilled dish. Here are some of our favorite food pairings from breweries right in our backyard.

Our Favorite Grilled Food + Colorado Beer Pairings

Tommyknocker Peachwood Palisade Cream AlePork Chops + Tommyknocker Palisade Peachwood Cream Ale

Pork Chops and fruit are an underrated summer combo. While apple might be your go-to fruit and chop combination, try a peachy pairing brewed with fruit grown right in our backyard. Use it to wash down these juicy cedar planked pork chops from Big Green Egg.

Steak + Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout

If you haven’t tried this beer- try it. Even better, pair the brown sugar, vanilla, and coffee notes and with a rich grilled steak recipe like this one from Traeger. This will make for a hearty meal so show up at the grill hungry!

Tommyknocker TK IPAHot Dogs/Brats + Left Hand Polestar Pilsner

Hot dogs are a grill classic. And since hot dogs have a German origin, they’re perfectly matched with a German style beer like this German style pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Company. Knock a few back next to this hot dog recipe from Napoleon, which takes the dog a step further by adding bacon and cheese.

Tommyknocker TK IPA

Burger + Tommyknocker TK IPA

This is a classic American combo, and the bitterness of the hops are sure to compliment the char on your burger. We love this IPA from Tommyknocker. For a mouthwatering burger recipe, try Big Green Egg‘s “perfect burger.”

Odell Sippin pretty beerGrilled Fish + New Belgium La Folie

Hear us out. How refreshing is a spritz of lemon on fish tacos or a salmon filet? That same flavor is created when you pair fish with a fruity sour like this one from Odell Brewing in Fort Collins. Sip on it with this sizzling garlic salmon recipe from Traeger Grills.

Grab a six-pack, fire up your grill, and enjoy the rest of your summer from Christy Sports!