Craft beer + local food pairings you have to taste together

What better way to taste authentic mountain flavor than with classic meals paired with craft beers, all made right here in West Virginia? From extra-hoppy and citrusy to floral and sour, it’s effortless to find the brew best suited for you. As far as food, you’ll find your tastebuds singing, dancing and savoring the lingering flavor for as long as they can. Read on for some Almost Heaven, mouthwatering combos.

Freefolk Brewery’s Berry the Hatchet Pale Wheat + Pies and Pints’ Chicken Gouda Pizza

The classic pairing of delicious pizza and hand-crafted beer is hard to beat. Pies & Pints serves up a one-of-a-kind Chicken Gouda pie topped with applewood smoked bacon, red onions, roasted chicken breast, gouda, chipotle crema and scallions, all on a crispy crust. This beloved restaurant can be found in multiple West Virginia towns, including Fayetteville, Morgantown and Charleston.

Pause between these amazing slices to sip on an American wheat beer with the perfect hint of raspberry flavor. Freefolk Brewery‘s Berry the Hatchet greets drinkers with a sweet flavor that leads to a tart finish for the ultimate refreshing experience.

Mountain State Brewing Company’s Almost Heaven Amber Ale + Almost Heaven Nachos

Discover one of West Virginia’s oldest distributing microbreweries and taprooms tucked within a buzzing college town. Mountain State Brewing Company began sourcing local beer in the town of Thomas in 2005 and is now one of the state’s largest distributers with multiple locations.

Indulge in the piled high Almost Heaven nachos layered with pulled pork, onions, jalapenos, cheddar jack cheese, house-made chipotle, queso and sour cream. The famous Almost Heaven Amber Ale complements the shining star of this dish, but is light enough to temper the spice. Uncover nut flavors topped with a delectable caramel finish.

Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company’s Mothman Black IPA + Hill & Holler’s Steak and Beer Cheese Sandwich

Witness the legendary mothman creature come to life with Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company’s Mothman Black IPA. Mothman’s spirit is claimed to live on in this darkly delicious black IPA, featuring a balanced blend of roasted malts and citrusy hops.

Travel just a few miles away and come across finger-licking, wood-fired sandwiches at Hill & Holler. The Steak and Beer Cheese comes with garlic sauce, shaved sirloin, bell peppers, red onion, herbs, mozzarella, and of course the scrumptious beer cheese made in house.

Stumptown Ales’ Holy Citra Double IPA + Hellbender Burritos’ Classic

Bursting with tropical notes of mango, papaya and pineapple, Stumptown Ales’s Holy Citra brings quite the excitement to its small mountain town. A favorite among Davis locals, this brew is unbelievably smooth and bright.

Hop just down the street and have your choice of shrimp or chicken tossed in a spicy garlic buffalo sauce with rice and homemade blue cheese dressing in Hellbender Burritos‘ namesake classic. This low-key spot offers over-the-top, overstuffed burritos and tacos.

Fife Street Brewing’s Blarney Fife Red Ale + Dem 2 Brothers’ Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich

New to downtown Charleston, Fife Street Brewing has proven its ability to draw in quite the crowd. Here, the Blarney Fife red ale is always on tap and showcases rich notes of caramel and toasted bread. Have your taste from a can or stock up on some to go.

A natural pairing with BBQ, don’t miss out on an iconic pulled pork BBQ sandwich from Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill. What started as a traveling food truck has now expanded to a storefront in order to meet the popular demand. Grilled over an open flame, this bite will fill your mouth with savory, smoky flavor.

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This post was last updated on February 27, 2023