Heads or tails? At a crawfish boil, you shouldn’t have to choose! No matter how hard you try, you can’t get away from the fact that you can’t have a crawfish boil without craft beer. First, there are too many fun ways to pair the two: Craft & Crawfish; Boils & Brews; Heads & Tails. See what we mean?
Then there’s just the functionality of a craft beer around a peelin’ table: Rinse your hands on the sweat from your bottle or can; cleanse your palette between batches; congratulate the champion of the cook-off with a case of your favorite; and so much more! With crawfish in their prime along the Texas Gulf Coast, we’re giving you our Top 5 Best Crawfish Brews. And we like our heads the way we like our tails: LOCAL!
Call us crazy, but we don’t think a proper crawfish boil can start before the lawn is mowed. So why would we start our crawfish eatin’ any other way than with a Saint Arnold Brewing Company Fancy Lawnmower? This beer is crisp and refreshing, yet has a sweet malty body that is balanced by a complex, citrus hop character. This is a world class brew yet light enough to be enjoyed by Texans after strenuous activities, like mowing the lawn… or peeling 5 pounds.
We like our crawfish brews the way we like a summer breeze: light and easy! This 8th Wonder Brewery Houston original Cream Ale is a pre-Prohibition style brew that is light, crisp, and easy drinking. Exactly what you’re looking for at your crawfish boil. So throw a crawfish competition with your buds—win or lose you’ve got your personal championship beer.
What sounds better than Tiki and Tails? Consuming Tiki and Tails! This local Galveston Island Brewing flagship brew is half wheat and half barley paired with coriander and notes of honey. This sweet aromatic beer compliments the spice of any batch of tails, ensuring you can stay at the table all day long.
Brewed with American Pale and Vienna malt that combine to give this ale its distinctive smooth, creamy body. Just enough hops are added to this rich, golden colored ale to perfectly balance its bready finish. Just like bread can help soak up the juices at a crawfish boil, Southern Star Brewing Company’s Bombshell bBlonde will aid in taking in all the flavors of the day.
Recently named the “Official Beer of Crawfish,” we needn’t really say more about Karbach’s Love Street. But if we may, brewed in the Kolsch-style and hopped delicately with floral German hops, this beer boasts a clean malt profile that refreshes to the core, without sacrificing character. So crack one open and find your own Love Street at your crawfish boil.