It started with us telling the chef how much we loved the pumpkin spice habanero wings at World of Beer. Next thing we know we have run down the entire Fall Bites menu.
Not every World of Beer location sells food. Some do, because some states (like Georgia, where we ate) say you can’t just sell beer. Some breweries and bars will sell microwavable food to comply. World of Beer has gone all in with a full-on kitchen, and creative chefs.
The pumpkin spice habanero wings, plus a Stone Barrel-aged Arrogant Bastard hooked us. Naturally, we ran down the whole menu.
The pimento cheese is topped with bacon, and comes with garlic toast. Goes perfectly with Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest. Colorado chili (with chorizo) requires another Colorado specialty, Left Hand Milk Stout. (That beer is a go-to anytime we eat chili anyway)
That’s a cornbread skillet below, southwest style, with peppers and queso fresco. Founders Pale Ale paired fantastically with it.
The heartiest on the fall menu are the Dogfish Head Meatloaf sliders. The “off-centered” sandwiches are a collaboration with Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats Chef Kevin. The gravy is made with Dogfish Head Indian Brown, served on a brioche bun. We couldn’t decide which porter to pair, so we tried a couple Sixpoint Beast Mode, and Anchor Porter.
Without taking it to death, as you can see, World of Beer has taken time to put together food worthy of pairing with your beer. That’s something that really catches our attention.
This is sponsored by World of Beer. The opinions are solely those of Beer Street Journal.