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Taps and Tapas! 5 Beer and Tapa Pairings to Enjoy

Taps and Tapas! 5 Beer and Tapa Pairings to Enjoy


Beer is great by itself—there’s no doubting that. But it’s even better when paired with a flavorful dish. Find your perfect combination of suds and grub here at Sammy’s, where we have a refined selection of craft beers and international tapas.

We wouldn’t make you dive into the world of beer and food pairing on your own, so here are five recommendations to get your taste buds tingling:

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA (Draft) + Thai Chicken Satays

A gold medal-winning IPA from one of America’s biggest craft brewing success stories, Ballast Point’s Sculpin has become a SoCal staple. Hints of apricot, peach, mango, and lemon are best complemented by spicy foods, like our Thai Chicken Satays with spicy peanut ginger sauce.
The crisp flavors of coriander and fresh orange peel in St. Archer’s Blonde Ale are taken to new heights when interjected with a 1-2-3 of creamy Burrata cheese, salty prosciutto, and earthy lentils.
“Hop heads” might have a hard time settling for a classic European pilsner, but traditionalists will find that the pleasant bitterness of a Stella is exceedingly exquisite when accompanied by our delicious Meatballs & Marinara.
Another top selling, over-the-top hops brew from right in our backyard, Stone IPA is bursting with citrusy and piney notes. It’s great for a hot, sunny day, especially alongside a plate of our Edamame with toasted sesame seeds.
This smooth, rich, English-style ale is super-versatile for pairing. We like it with our Chicken Lettuce Cups. The malt complexity of the beer is balanced by a savory blend of Hong Kong-style scallions, water chestnuts, black bean hoisin sauce, and sesame seeds.
This is only a start. When the variety of our tapas menu collides with that of our beer menu, the possibilities are endless. Browse our full food menu online, and visit your nearest Sammy’s to see what else we have on tap!

St. Archer Blonde Ale (Draft) + Burrata, Prosciutto & Lentil Salad

Stella Artois (Draft) + Meatballs and Marinara 

Stone India Pale Ale (Bottle) + Edamame

AleSmith Nut Brown Ale (Bottle) + Chicken Lettuce Cups

Much More to Choose From


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