Summer Pairings: Beer & Wine with Steamed Lobster Tails with Tarragon Beurre Blanc

We all know a cold beer can quench our thirst on a hot summer’s day, but can it be paired with food? The short answer is yes!

Like wine, beer also has distinct characteristics that when paired with food, can enhance your at-home dining experience. Even before you dig in, the hops in your beer are already building up your appetite.

When considering what to pair your food with, whether that is beer or wine, it’s important to remember your choice in drink should complement or contrast your dish, but never overpower. The range in complexity, flavor, and depth found in beer and wine can make your meal lighter or richer, more tart or sweet, more or less acidic, or simply put, more or less tasty.

This season, pair our featured summer recipe, Steamed Lobster Tails with Tarragon Beurre Blanc, with our beer and wine recommendations below:


  • Hefeweizen
  • Belgian Wit


  • Chenin Blanc
  • White Burgundy

Pro Tip: When you’re cooking with white wine (as our featured recipe calls for), pair your finished dish with the same wine—unless you used cooking wine.