Phillies and Beer: Beer Pairings for the World’s Best Cheese Steaks

by / Tuesday, 10 May 2016 / Published in BeerRightNow Cities, Random Ravings, Take a break!, Travel

Philadelphia has a bustling nightlife and a beautiful historic cityscape, but one of the things the city is best known for is the Philly cheese steak. The iconic American sandwich staple was first created in the 1930s and has undergone few changes since. The traditional Philly cheese steak recipe includes thinly sliced and grilled rib-eye or round steak topped with melted provolone, American cheese, or Cheez Whiz atop an Amoroso roll. Cheese steaks are also often topped with grilled peppers, onions, or mushrooms. Believe it or not, there are specific beers that marry well with Philly cheese steaks, and if you happen to be visiting the city any time soon, then be sure to look out for these well known pairings.


Yards Brewing Company Philadelphia Pale Ale


Philadelphia Pale Ale is an aromatic and citrus kissed session beer. It’s available year round in the state of Pennsylvania and is known for its crisp drinkable profile.


All Saints Brewing Company Laurel Highlands Pale Ale


Laurel Highlands Pale Ale is a seasonal and incredibly hoppy wheat pale ale. It is considered refreshing by many due to it’s delicate and light body and lower than usual alcohol percentage.


Breaker Brewing Company Lunch Pail Ale


The Lunch Pail Ale is a Pennsylvanian beer with a name as clever as the miners who inspired it. This particular beer has an endearing back story of hardworking miners filling their lunch pails with beer at the end of the day and is known for its floral and dry yet citrusy profile.

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