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Beer Me: Nine Ways to Enjoy Beer in Your Food

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Because beer is as fun to eat as it is to drink, we've mapped out some local spots that are serving up some snacks, entrees, and even desserts that spotlight those hops, barleys, and malts. After all, if you can have your cake and eat it too, why can't you drink your beer and eat it too?
Katie Chudy


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bronwyn

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255 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-9900
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Biersuppe: A bowl of this cheddar and beer soup is served with an aged cheddar kreplach, which happens to pair very nicely with, uh, beer. And fortunately enough, there’s a rather extensive list to choose from. Also of note, the strip steak is served with hefeweizen-glazed carrots. [Photo: Chris Coe]

2. Ole Mexican Grill

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11 Springfield St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 492-4495
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Cauliflower Baja Taco: Served on a corn tortilla, this snack consists of beer-battered cauliflower, black bean spread, and roasted chipotle salsa. Also available: beer-battered fish of the day tacos accompanied by cabbage slaw, cilantro pesto, chipotle mayo, and black sesame seeds, served on a corn tortilla. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

3. Saus

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33 Union St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 248-8835
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Cheddar Duvel: Available as a dipping “saus” to accompany the main attraction, the hand-made frites, it is a combination of sharp and mild cheddar cheeses and Duvel ale. Other beery menu items include mini chicken & waffles (beer-battered chicken breast and cornbread waffles) and beer floats, made with your choice of three different beers and two scoops of ice cream. [Photo: Facebook]

4. jm Curley

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21 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-5333
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Beer and Cheese Soup: Beer is skillfully worked into the menu at this popular spot with a beer and cheddar soup, made from a combination of Ellie’s Brown Ale and Vermont cheddar cheese, plus a splash of Texas Pete hot sauce. Beer can also be found in the mac & cheese, as a marinade for the steak frites, or in two condiments (bacon and beer honey mustard and black ale barbecue sauce) available with the fried chicken dinner. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

5. Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale

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48 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 426-0048
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Aged Gouda and Cask Ale Fondue: Perfect for cold temperatures, a big bowl of hot English-style cheese fondue, made with cask-conditioned ale and served with house-made pretzels and focaccia bread, is just what the doctor ordered. Other beer-related menu items include a beer-braised pork sandwich and beer-battered onion rings to complement the burger. [Photo: Facebook]

6. The Lower Depths

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476 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 266-6662
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Pretzel: A house-made pretzel gets a choice of two beer-laden sauces: spicy ale mustard or beer cheese dip. Additionally, a beer cheese dip can be ordered on its own. Consisting of American cheese with pickled jalapenos, tomatoes, onions, green chiles, and beer, served warm, the whole thing is topped off with tomato salsa and served with tortilla chips for dunking. [Photo: Official Site]

7. The Salty Pig

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130 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-6200
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The Salty Pig: This self-titled pizza is available at both lunch and dinner and is topped with the the day’s selection of "salty pig parts," mustard, and a pale ale caramel. [Photo: Facebook]

8. Hops n Scotch

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1306 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 232-8808
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House-Made Beer Bread: Made with Allagash beer, this bread is griddled and served with pimento cheese, a perfect pair for one of the 80 beers offered. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

9. The Publick House

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1648 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 277-2880
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Belgian Meatballs: This Washington Square spot is known for the beer, and its importance is emphasized throughout the menu. The Belgian meatballs, for example, are a blend of pork, veal, and beef with braised onion, Belgian endives, and a Duvel gravy. There's also the house-smoked St. Louis ribs, finished with an IPA barbecue sauce. [Photo: Foursquare]

1. Bronwyn

255 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Biersuppe: A bowl of this cheddar and beer soup is served with an aged cheddar kreplach, which happens to pair very nicely with, uh, beer. And fortunately enough, there’s a rather extensive list to choose from. Also of note, the strip steak is served with hefeweizen-glazed carrots. [Photo: Chris Coe]
255 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143

2. Ole Mexican Grill

11 Springfield St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Cauliflower Baja Taco: Served on a corn tortilla, this snack consists of beer-battered cauliflower, black bean spread, and roasted chipotle salsa. Also available: beer-battered fish of the day tacos accompanied by cabbage slaw, cilantro pesto, chipotle mayo, and black sesame seeds, served on a corn tortilla. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
11 Springfield St
Cambridge, MA 02139

3. Saus

33 Union St, Boston, MA 02108
Cheddar Duvel: Available as a dipping “saus” to accompany the main attraction, the hand-made frites, it is a combination of sharp and mild cheddar cheeses and Duvel ale. Other beery menu items include mini chicken & waffles (beer-battered chicken breast and cornbread waffles) and beer floats, made with your choice of three different beers and two scoops of ice cream. [Photo: Facebook]
33 Union St
Boston, MA 02108

4. jm Curley

21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111
Beer and Cheese Soup: Beer is skillfully worked into the menu at this popular spot with a beer and cheddar soup, made from a combination of Ellie’s Brown Ale and Vermont cheddar cheese, plus a splash of Texas Pete hot sauce. Beer can also be found in the mac & cheese, as a marinade for the steak frites, or in two condiments (bacon and beer honey mustard and black ale barbecue sauce) available with the fried chicken dinner. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
21 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111

5. Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale

48 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111
Aged Gouda and Cask Ale Fondue: Perfect for cold temperatures, a big bowl of hot English-style cheese fondue, made with cask-conditioned ale and served with house-made pretzels and focaccia bread, is just what the doctor ordered. Other beer-related menu items include a beer-braised pork sandwich and beer-battered onion rings to complement the burger. [Photo: Facebook]
48 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111

6. The Lower Depths

476 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Pretzel: A house-made pretzel gets a choice of two beer-laden sauces: spicy ale mustard or beer cheese dip. Additionally, a beer cheese dip can be ordered on its own. Consisting of American cheese with pickled jalapenos, tomatoes, onions, green chiles, and beer, served warm, the whole thing is topped off with tomato salsa and served with tortilla chips for dunking. [Photo: Official Site]
476 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

7. The Salty Pig

130 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
The Salty Pig: This self-titled pizza is available at both lunch and dinner and is topped with the the day’s selection of "salty pig parts," mustard, and a pale ale caramel. [Photo: Facebook]
130 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116

8. Hops n Scotch

1306 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
House-Made Beer Bread: Made with Allagash beer, this bread is griddled and served with pimento cheese, a perfect pair for one of the 80 beers offered. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
1306 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02446

9. The Publick House

1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445
Belgian Meatballs: This Washington Square spot is known for the beer, and its importance is emphasized throughout the menu. The Belgian meatballs, for example, are a blend of pork, veal, and beef with braised onion, Belgian endives, and a Duvel gravy. There's also the house-smoked St. Louis ribs, finished with an IPA barbecue sauce. [Photo: Foursquare]
1648 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445

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