On one of the more popular topics of conversation in the beer community, there is a growing demand for beer-centric dining options, whether it be at a bar or at a restaurant.
While these are generally fine options, some brewers and restaurant owners are taking matters into their own hands, and are offering “beer-only” menus.
Here’s how to avoid these “beer only” restaurants, and find a beer-focused restaurant near you that isn’t limited to Bud Light.
Beer-only menus: What are the advantages of beer-only dining?
There are some advantages to using beer-based meals, though some may be more than just convenience.
A beer-free menu can help the beer industry grow and thrive, while restaurants that don’t have beer-themed menus can create more interesting and exciting dining experiences.
A Beer-Free Menu: A beer menu is a meal served at a location that has a limited selection of beer.
While some of the options may be limited, it can still be very enjoyable and memorable.
For example, the restaurant’s beer menu may include items such as burgers, chicken wings, sandwiches, or salads.
Additionally, the menu can also include “dish items” such as cheeseburgers, fries, or soda, which are often served with the menu items.
A limited beer menu can make for a better tasting experience for both diners and restaurant staff, and is usually a much more relaxing option than one with a large beer selection.
A restaurant that does not offer beer-specific menus can make dining experience more enjoyable for both patrons and staff.
A “beer” menu at a brewery that is not beer-inspired: There are a number of beers that are made with malt and hops and are sometimes called “beer.”
While beer-driven beer-infused dishes can be quite tasty, there are a few rules and regulations that must be adhered to to make sure a beer menu meets all of the following: The beer must be malt-based The beer can only be served for at least four hours The beer is served in a “limited” glassware The beer cannot contain more than three percent alcohol The beer has to be at least 80 proof (5.5 percent by volume) The beer should be aged for at leasable (2 years or more) A “limited beer” is any beer that contains only malt, hops, and sugar and doesn’t fall into any of the other types of alcohol categories listed above.
This is often referred to as “alcohol-free” beer.
For the sake of clarity, this is an example of a “beer limited” menu, which is a menu that includes only malt- and hops-infusion beers.
However, these types of limited beers are often made by smaller breweries.
It is important to note that there is nothing inherently wrong with the use of these beers, and many restaurants and bars have their own “beer menu” to provide an alternative.
For this reason, beer-friendly restaurants and beer-oriented venues that have limited beers can be great options for both beer-goers and restaurant employees.
A non-beer-focused menu: A non–beer-centric menu can be one that focuses on food and drinks.
Some of the most popular non–alcohol-infusing food options at non–wine restaurants, bars, and other venues include: Fried chicken Fried potatoes and rice (which can be served as a dip, or in a bowl) Sausage, sauerkraut, and pickles (which have been made from grass-fed beef) Salted caramel ice cream Sandwiches and pizzas made with cheese and/or tomato sauce (usually made with a tomato-based sauce) Pasta and salads with a lot of meat or cheese and lettuce (such as a steak salad or chicken salad) Pastas that are “breaded” and served with a dipping sauce like mayonnaise or mayonnaize with herbs, spices, or cheeses (such toasted bread or French bread) Spaghetti, lasagna, and pizza (these include lasagna and pizza made with meat, chicken, or seafood) Pastrami and pasta with vegetables and salad (such a pasta with tomato sauce, mayonnaises, and spices) Pastams, soups, and sauces made with beans, rice, lentils, mushrooms, or other ingredients (such soups with garlic and spices and sauces with soy sauce and ketchup) Pastatas made from rice or pasta (such soup with beans and rice) Soups made from meat or fish (such stewed vegetables with spices, sauce, and onions) Pastamets (such rice dishes that are seasoned with spices and herbs) Souks made from pork, beef, lamb, or goat (such veal soup with spices) Soufs with sauces made from chicken, fish, seafood, or fish sauce (such seafood soup with ketchup, mayo, and cheese) Pastry and