What better way to celebrate Labor Day than with the best BBQ in Texas? We’re here to give you the low down on the most popular BBQ joints AND the best beer to pair it with! This is a Labor Day celebration you won’t want to miss because it’s simply delish!
Franklin Barbecue – Austin, TX
Six Days a week, this place has a consistent 2 hour line out the door ever since it opened in 2009. Their brisket is cooked to perfection and a gets a five-star rating!
Pecan Lodge – Dallas, TX
Pecan Lodge opened in 2010, and claims to have the “best smoked meat in North Texas” and it sure does look like it!
Louie Mueller BBQ – Taylor, TX
Known for its massive beef ribs, this place has been called “cathedral of smoke” and has been in business since 1949!
La Barbeque – Austin, TX
La BBQ recently opened in 2012, and is open Wednesday through Sunday until the meat runs out AND there’s free beer Friday through Sunday…yes, FREE.
Nothing goes better with barbecue than a cold beer. If you’re wanting to know the right beer to bring out the best flavors in your BBQ, here are four brands that won’t disappoint whether it’s spicy or sweet!
If your barbecue is spicy, pair with an IPA like El Surgundo White Dog IPA or a Russian River White Pig.
For more sweet and saucy barbecues, try a darker beer or amber ale like Fat Tire Amber Ale or a Spaten Dunkel.
Darker and more malty beers stand up well to the rich and sweet sauce on barbecue and will bring out the savory flavors more, whereas IPA’s hone in on the spices of a more tangy and slow cooked barbecue adding a little kick to it!