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The Definitive List of Craft Beers to Pair with Venison

craft beer to pair with venison
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You’ve hunted hard, used the tools at your disposal, and come out on the winning end of a hunt. Now, enjoy it with the right beer.

Nothing sums up success like an ice-cold beer and venison steak. That beer could be anything. However, if you want to turn that success into the ultimate triumph, try one of the six beers below.

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Brooklyn Brown Ale

Nothing says fall like a brown ale, and Brooklyn Brown Ale is one of the best. This is a good medium-bodied beer perfect for getting your feet wet in the craft beer world. The nutty and coffee flavors pair well with venison.

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Founder’s Dirty Bastard

…and that’s probably the only time I will get to say that in a post. This beer is worth a drink with your steak. The scotch aftertaste is perfect for washing down venison. This is a mid- to full-bodied beer with hints of almond and cherry that would be a perfect match for a sweeter marinade.

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Oskar Blues Ten Fidy

Now, this is a strong dark beer. With an ABV of 10.5% and a strong caramel and coffee flavor save this one for a cold winter night. Pour it in a snifter, light a fire and enjoy your steak.

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Big Bad Baptist

Nothing says deer season and deer camp like whiskey, coffee, and tobacco. Imagine all those flavors added into a full-bodied imperial stout. Well, trust me, it tastes better than it might sound, especially with backstraps.

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA

Fruity citrus aroma with a hoppy backbone. This is one of my personal all time favorites. Plus, I had to break away from the darker beers for a minute. On a side note, this one also works well with fish.

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Avery Brewing Company Ellie’s Brown Ale

If a brown ale and a porter had a baby, it would be this beer: the chocolate flavor of a porter with the roasted nut of a brown. Frankly, this beer is worth a try even without venison.

Hopefully, you find a beer you’ll like in this list. If you are just looking to dip your toes into craft beers, my suggestion is to start with the Alaskan or the Brooklyn Brown Ale.

Special thanks to Mr. Liquid Bread for some of these suggestions.

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The Definitive List of Craft Beers to Pair with Venison