"I’m in the kitchen so much that I don’t get to tailgate often, but when I do, I like to go all out!" Craig Deihl, the chef and owner of Cypress and Artisan Meat Share in Charleston, says. "Beer and tailgating go hand in hand, just like beer and sandwiches do."
So, just in time for weekend tailgaiting, Deihl has laid out a master plan for pairing beers with meaty sandwiches.
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Pulled Pork + Gose
Tender pork sliders are Diehl’s all-time favorite, and he opts for a prickly pear- and grapefruit-infused ancient style of beer. “The sandwich is already rich and fatty, so a lighter beer like the Sierra Nevada Otra Vez will actually make you think, ‘I can have just one more of these sandwiches!’” he says.