As part of the Beatles 50th Anniversary Celebration they also had a different beer to pair with each course. Below is Andrea’s post about each of those pairings and their Beatles reference.

BEER and BEATLES TASTING and PAIRING

Eight Beers for Eight Days a Week

Beatles Beer Pairings

BEER PAIRED WITH DESCRIPTION BEATLES SONGS
Narragansett Lager

Cranston, RI

Chex Party Mix From the brewery: “It’s got more flavor than other premium lagers, yet it’s one of the most drinkable beers in the world.”  “…the bestselling beer in New England from the 1930s to the 1970s, and the official beer of the Boston Red Sox from 1944 – 1975.” The name or can art doesn’t bring to mind any Beatles songs, but how could you not have a ‘Gansett when you’re channeling the 1960s?
Mt. U Cream Ale

Stark Brewing Company

Manchester, NH

Cheese Ball and Ritz Crackers This multi-award sinner is straw colored, light bodied with a light hint of malt, a balanced hop flavor, and a crisp, creamy finish. It’s all about the picture on the label – a woman wearing a military-style hat:

Lovely Rita Meter Maid

Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Girl

Michelle

Eleanor Rigby

Sexy Sadie

Long Tall Sally

Honey Queen

Samuel Adams

Boston Beer Company

Boston, MA

Sau-Sea

Shrimp Cocktail

Works well with spicy food and BBQ. Wild Honey Pie

Ain’t She Sweet

A Taste of Honey

Amplified Amber Ale

Great Rhythm Brewing Company

Portsmouth, NH

Meatloaf and Macaroni and Cheese A red ale. One reviewer wrote: “The body is about medium. The taste begins with a roasted malt and caramel quality and then the hop bitterness rolls in from behind. Still, the bitterness does not linger much and the malts do hang out for a bit at the end.” Think of George Harrison’s While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Curious Traveler

Shandy

The Traveler Beer Company

Burlington, VT

Mac and Cheese From the brewery: An American craft wheat ale brewed with fresh lemons and a touch of lime, delivering a crisp, light-bodied flavor with a juicy citrus aroma. This is where you use your imagination (Imagine?). There are LOTS of Beatles songs that have to do with a form of travel, on the road, or about the road:

Ticket to Ride

There’s A Place

I’ll Follow the Sun

Day Tripper

Drive My Car

Magical Mystery Tour

Flying

The Long and Winding Road

Why Don’t We Do It in the Road

Here There and Everywhere

Britton Mine

Black Ale

Belgian Mare Brewery

East Alstead, NH

Meatloaf — because of its depth and weight (the beer, not the meatloaf, we hope) From a Beer Advocate review: “Pours a hazy dark brown… Aromas of earth, fruit, and roast with just a touch of chocolate as this warms. Feels like a homebrew…” Blackbird

Dig a Pony (from the pony pictured on the label)

(18th) Anniversary IPA

Stone Brewing Co.

Escondido, CA

Meatloaf and Peach-Blueberry Cobbler An Imperial IPA dry-hopped exclusively with El Dorado hops. It’s a golden brown color and contributes subtle cocoa, coffee and roast flavors. Chosen to celebrate another anniversary — the 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearance at Boston Garden as part of their first American tour.
Sea Dog Sunfish

Sea Dog Brewing Company

Bangor, ME

Peach-Blueberry Cobbler From the brewery: “…goes best with Peach Cobbler.” Not sure which came first, the beer or dessert selection. Here Comes the Sun

Sun King

Follow the Sun

Good Day Sunshine

I am the Walrus

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