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Don't make your food and beer duke it out. A big-flavored beer would fight with the onions, peppers, and mustard on this dog, so try it with a subtle, refreshing brew, such as Sam Adams Light from the Boston Beer Company.
The fresh flavors of avocados, lime juice, chopped tomatoes, and raw onions are on the milder end of the spectrum, so you can serve this dog with a robust beer such as Sierra Nevada Brewing Company's Torpedo.
Crack open a beer named with a sense of humor when you serve an equally silly-sounding hot dog. We like Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery -- its herbaceous notes go well with the vinegary onions heaped on top of the garlicky hot dog.
The smoky chipotle-spiked chili covering these hot dogs requires a thirst-quenching, heat-taming brew. Shock Top Belgian White's orange, lemon, and lime peel puts out the fire.
Jamie Purviance graduated from Stanford University and the Culinary Institute of America before launching his career as a food writer for major publications such as Better Homes and Gardens and Bon Appetit. He's the author of several best-selling cookbooks, including Weber's Real Grilling, Weber's Charcoal Grilling, Weber's Way to Grill, Weber's On the Grill: Steak & Sides, and Weber's On the Grill: Chicken and Sides.