Beer Pairing

Learn what Moosejaw food pairs best with the beer you want to try. Suggestions for beer pairing with breakfast, lunch & dinner items are below.

See Moosejaw’s Current Beer List.

BARREL AGED (WISCONSIN MUDDLER, this is bull sangria-style ale)

Pairings: Fish or steaks
At Moosejaw: Friday Night Fish Fry, steaks or Maple Glazed Salmon

Red (rUSTIC rED, 20th Anniversary red, “dESTROYER” WHISKEY BARREL iMPERIAL RED)

Pairings: Tex-Mex, BBQ, pizzas or hearty dishes
At Moosejaw: Beer & Cheese Soup, Taco Salad, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Baby Back Ribs or Taco Pizza

Fruit Beer (Seltzers, Apple, Relaxin’ Raspberry, Strawberry Lemon-Ale, Sconnie Smash)

Pairings: Salads or lighter desserts
At Moosejaw: BLT, Cobb Salad or Ice Cream Sundaes

PALE ALE (Kilbourn Hop)

Pairings: Red meat
At Moosejaw: Mushroom & Swiss Burger, steaks or Meathead Pizza

bock (stand rock bock)

Pair with: BBQ or red meat
At Moosejaw: Pulled Pork Sandwich, Baby Back Ribs, steaks or BBQ Pizza

GERMAN PILSNER

Pairings: Chicken
At Moosejaw: Chicken Strips, Olive Oil Pasta with Chicken or “The Brewpub”

Stout (goosejaw iced coffee, Oatmeal Cream Stouts, Milk Stout, Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout)

Pairings: Red meat or chocolate desserts
At Moosejaw: Steaks, burgers or Moosejaw Pie

BROWN (Hazel’s Nut House)

Pairings: Red meat, chicken, pizza or salad.
At Moosejaw: Mushroom & Swiss Burger, Chicken Caesar Salad, any Pizza or pastries & our Waffle Station

hAZY ipa (Sconnie Hazy Hop, hazy juice bomb)

Pairings: Seafood, spicy flavors, soups or marinara dishes
At Moosejaw: Super Nachos, Marinara Pasta with Shrimp, Meatball Sandwich, Fish Sandwich or Friday Night Fish Fry

berry blast shandy

Pair with: Salads or seafood
At Moosejaw: Try it with Friday Night Fish Fry or a Cobb Salad!

OKTOBERFEST/MARZEN (Okto Beard Fest)

Pairings: Pork
At Moosejaw: Beer & Cheese Soup, Wisconsin Beer Brat or BBQ Pizza

BELGIAN (TRIPEL, BELGIAN CHARDONNAY, peach brandy barrel aged belgian)

Pairings: Seafood, spicy flavors or fruity desserts
At Moosejaw: Cajun Chicken Sandwich or Shrimp Caesar Salad

PORTER (Coconut rum porter)

Pairings: BBQ, red meat, fruity or creamy desserts
At Moosejaw: Steaks, BBQ Pizza or Homemade Cheesecake with Raspberries

cream ale (IMPERIAL VANILLA CREAM)

Pairings: Meat
At Moosejaw: Wisconsin Beer Brat, Pulled Pork Sandwich or Moosejaw Burger

IPA (WEST COAST, WATERMELON)

Pairings: Spicy foods or strong flavors.
At Moosejaw: Maple Glazed Salmon, Cajun Chicken Sandwich or Moose Wings

saison (Summer Citrus saison)

Pairings: Spicy foods, homestyle cooking, Asian dishes or grilled meat
At Moosejaw: Shaved Capone, Asian Salad or Baby Back Ribs

BARLEYWINE

Pairings: Heavy desserts or strong cheeses
At Moosejaw: Beer Bread Pudding

GOLDEN ALE (HONEY ALE, SCONNIE ALE, SCONNIE LIGHT)

Pair with: Salads, creamy sauces & certain desserts
At Moosejaw: Chicken Alfredo Pizza, Chicken Wrap, Cobb Salad or Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Breakfast beer (goose jaw iced coffee stout)

Pair with: Anytime of Day, these beers can shine but super yummy with breakfast foods!
At Moosejaw: Try the Iced Coffee Stout with Waffles & Pancakes! And try the Banana Hefe with any egg dishes!

Beer Pairing Guidelines

For more beer pairing information, check out this flyer by the Brewers Association.

Storing Your Beer at Home

REMEMBER: Beer needs to be kept COLD, always store your beer in the fridge. No one’s garage/basement/pantry stays at 40 degrees year round.
A beer that has a shelf life of 45 days at 40 degrees has a shelf life of 11 days at room temperature.