4 Sensational Hot Dog & Beer Pairings

Grilling guru Jamie Purviance pairs four of his mouthwatering hot dog recipes with affordable craft beers. Each recipe here is simple and unique, and the beers are all less than $10 a six-pack.

Richard Swearinger


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Jamie's Chicago-Style Hot Dogs
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Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

    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.

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Dogs with Avocado and Chips

    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.

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Tube Steaks with Pickled Onion Topper

    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.

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Jamie's Chipotle Chili Cheese Dogs

    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.

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Meet Jamie Purviance

    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.

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