The 8 Best Beer and Appalachian Food Pairings

When it comes to cooking traditional Appalachian food, Greater Morgantown has it covered. Trying to match the perfect beer with an Appalachian dish though can be tricky. Take the time to read up on the best beer and Appalachian food pairings to impress your friends this holiday season!

Morgantown Brewing Company helped us identify which brews would go best with the following Appalachian dishes.

Pepperoni Rolls

All West Virginians should recognize this statewide favorite- the pepperoni roll! Be sure to pour a tall glass of 80 Shilling Scotch Ale, a brew that has a balance of caramel, smokiness and dryness while eating a pepperoni roll to create your new favorite pairing.

Beans and Cornbread

Pair this well-known dish, beans and cornbread, with Kettle Bottom Brown Ale, a brew that has a nutty taste and mildly dry finish. Add bacon and onions to the beans and you have the perfect meal for falling temperatures. 

Traditional Turkey Dinner

If you’re having a traditional turkey dinner, especially for the holidays, pair it will any brown ale for the best taste.

BBQ, Brisket or Ribs and Coleslaw

Who doesn’t love a good BBQ sandwich, ribs, or brisket? Add coleslaw and pair any of these choices with 80 Shilling Scotch Ale to satisfy your tastebuds.

Chicken and Dumplings

One of their most popular beers is the Alpha Blonde Ale. Pair this light and creamy beer with hearty chicken and dumplings for a fulfilling dinner.


Whether it’s a bowl of chili with beef or white chili with chicken, have a glass of Coal City Stout, a creamy brew with hints of chocolate and espresso, along with it. Add sour cream, cheese, and onions to personalize this fall favorite.

Pot Roast

As a Greater Morgantown family favorite, pot roast, along with mashed potatoes or collard greens, goes great with the brew, Dunkard’s Creek Dunkelweizen!

Slaw Dogs

Here in Greater Morgantown, we know what it takes to make the perfect slaw dog– lots of chili, and even more slaw. Add a little mustard, ketchup or onions, and you have a West Virginia classic! Pair with ANY beer for optimized flavor.

Venison and Ramps

Venison is one of West Virginia’s favorites, but try adding ramps, another state classic, to the dish! The combination goes great with Brookside Farmhouse Saison, a brew that has a unique, peppery flavor.

Here is a quick chart to reference when you are pairing beer with Appalachian food.

For more beer and food pairings, visit Morgantown Brewing Company, where the staff can recommend a beer based on your tastes and preferences!


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