Bruins, Blues and Brews: The 7 Best Beer and Snack Pairings to Try For Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals
We have you covered with the ultimate comfort food and beer pairings for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, no matter who you’re cheering for. And let’s be real, you’re just watching the game for the snacks.
By The Beer Community on Jun. 12, 2019
Hockey’s biggest prize is almost here, as the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues will play for the Stanley Cup in Game 7 in Boston. Throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs, you’ve probably been snacking on the same things every night. But for the big game, we’ve got you covered with 7 of the best beer and snack pairings to eat while watching the Blues take on the Bruins.
The 7 Best Beer and Snack Pairings to Try For Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals
Now, we all love nachos. This recipe includes a Guinness Queso sauce as well, so you can cook while you drink. Also, the Irish are well-rooted in Boston. If the Bruins are your team, this is the way to go!
Beer Pairing for Your Irish Nachos:
Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Keep it simple, keep it local.
This is a challenge to take your chicken wings to the next level. Put a new spin on an old classic and really show off for your Stanley Cup Finals viewing party!
Beer Pairing for Your Wings:
Banff Ave. Brewing Company Pond Hockey Pale Ale. Reminisce on your childhood hockey dreams while watching watching your favourite team in the Stanley Cup Finals!
I see your chips and dip and raise you one pretzel and beer cheese.
Beer Pairing for Your Pretzels and Beer Cheese:
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery Nutty Brewnette. A perfectly balanced brown ale is the perfect way to “assist” your pretzel and beer cheese snack choice!
Now, to be fair, this guacamole recipe is a step above and brings your chips and dip game to a new level. After all, this is the best ever guacamole.
Beers Pairing for Your Chips and Guacamole:
Double Mountain Brewery Witty Gnomenclature. The hint of cardamom in this witbier will be a sure-fire powerplay goal when mixed with your guacamole.
Spice things up at your Stanley Cup Finals viewing party with these delectable bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers!
Beer Pairing for Your Jalapeño Poppers:
Parallel 49 Brewing’s The Thrill Is Gone. While NHL hockey may be going away for a few months, you can drown out the spice of these jalapeño poppers (and your sorrows) with this refreshing pilsner.
Nothing screams “game day” food quite like pulled pork sliders.
Beer Pairing for Your Pulled Pork Sliders:
Angel City Brewery’s Citrus Wheat Ale. The citrus tones will cut through the heaviness of the pulled pork, creating a balanced flavour between your perfect pulled pork slider and the citrus-y pale ale!
We gave Boston Bruins fans their snack of choice at the beginning of this list. Now, we want to give the Blues’ faithful an opportunity to flex their fandom with this classic St. Louis Style Pizza recipe. If you’re a super-fun, maybe you can dye the crust blue with food colouring.
Beer Pairing for Your St. Louis Style Pizza:
Center Ice Brewery’s Play Gloria Hazy Pale Ale. What better beer to cheer on the Blues with other than the one commemorating their victory song?
If you enjoyed this article, check out these other beer-related recipes:
7 Foods That Pair Perfectly With Stouts and Porters
Even though there are obvious differences between the two types of beer, dark stouts and porters tend to match similar types of food.
The Best Beer and Chicken Wing Pairings
From buffalo to salt and pepper, wing flavours are endless. So are beer styles! This makes it really easy to pair chicken wings and beer. When you’re heading to your next wing night, here are 7 tasty beer and chicken wing pairings to consider.
The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Beer with Food
What are the best foods to eat with beer? This pairing guide will teach you how to pair beer with any meal, food or snack!
5 Beer Barbecue Sauce Recipes for Your Craft Beer & BBQ Pairings
The rich flavours of BBQ need something to cut through them, and nothing works better than a fizzy, hoppy, malty brew. Here are the best craft beer and barbecue meat pairings to amp up your summer bbq party. Plus, 5 delicious beer barbeque sauce recipes you can make at home.
The Best Beer Pairings for Thanksgiving Dinner
Updated: October 18th, 2019 – For an authentic Thanksgiving, pair your dinner with some beer this year. Your friends at JustBeer want to ensure you are getting the most out of each traditional Thanksgiving dish by pairing it with the perfect beer!