Beer has been part of the human experience since the dawn of civilization. Even Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher said, “He was a wise man who invented beer.”

Indeed, people like beer. They like it a lot. It goes great with meals. It helps you unwind after a long day at work. It’s fun to enjoy during a night out with friends. And since it comes in all shapes and sizes, you’re sure to find one that suits your tastes.

Pairing beer with food

Different Types of Beer

From lagers to ales to porters to wheats, there’s a beer for every palate. Lagers are the most popular type of beer, golden in color, crisp and refreshing. Ales are fuller bodied, more bitter and usually have a higher alcohol content. Porters are very dark, almost black in some cases, and often sweet and fruity. A wheat is a style of beer that’s easy to drink, may look somewhat hazy and will have a touch of spice.

Pairing Beer with Food

Wine is not the only adult beverage you can pair with food. Beer tastes just as great! Before you place your beer order, you should think about what you are ordering to eat.

  • A burger or steak? Try an amber, brown ale or stout that offers big enough flavors to stand up to the meat.
  • Spicy buffalo wings or salty fries? Go for a lighter bodied beer like lager or pale ale to wash down the bold flavors.
  • You can even pair beers with dessert. Try an India pale ale or fruity lambic with a sweet treat.

Beer of the Month Terrapin Luau

Smyrna: “Live, Work, Play”

With more than 50,000 residents, parks, golf courses and open-air concerts, Smyrna is a great place to live and work. The town also offers many things to do when 5:00 hits and it’s time to leave the office. Whether you are looking for a place to grab a quick bite to eat and a beer, somewhere to watch the game, or just somewhere to chill after a long day in the office, Smyrna has you covered!

So where’s the best place to get beer for the best price in Smyrna?

McCray’s Tavern is home to more than 40 beers of all different types and styles. McCray’s also offers delicious food to pair with your beer. Each month, a local beer is selected for Beer of the Month. You get these selections at a discounted price. For the month of July, try Terrapin Beer Company’s Luau at only $4.50 for a 16 ounce glass and $5.50 for 20 ounces.

You can always check out our beer of the month selections and other tasty specials on our website. Call 678-370-9112 for questions or to make reservations.