Food and Drink

What beer to drink with Charlotte food truck food: A guide

dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

It would seem strange these days to go to a local brewery and not see a food truck outside.

So we asked food truck owners to recommend beers to drink with these popular food truck foods:

Grilled cheese: Brian Stockholm, owner of the Papi Queso truck, recommends brown ales. “They have a robust character that goes great with cheese,” he said. He recommends Triple C Brewing’s Smoked Amber Ale.

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A photo posted by Papi Queso Truck (@papiquesotruck) on Jul 22, 2015 at 3:13pm PDT

Wings: Larry Swayne, owner of the Wingzza pizza and wings truck, recommends lighter, blonde ales to pair with wings. However, he said NoDa Brewing Co.’s Hop, Drop ‘n Roll, an India pale ale is popular among his wings customers.

  Carolina Buffalo. #teamwingzza #carolina #wings   A photo posted by @wingzza on May 18, 2015 at 10:51am PDT

Barbecue: George Leach, owner of OooWee BBQ truck, recommends India pale ales in the fall and winter and pale ales in the spring and summer to drink with barbecue. To drink right now: Triple C Brewing’s Zest-A-Peel.

Not to late to catch us at @triplecbrewing for some fresh chopped pork. Have a plate or take it home by the lb. #eatmorebbq #clt #aspiringpittmaster A photo posted by @eatoooweebbq on Jul 18, 2015 at 2:12pm PDT

Tacos: Grant Luckey, owner of Maki Taco, suggests India pale ales for his pan-Asian tacos and spicy Japanese hibachi fare. He likes Lenny Boy Brewing Co.’s Cheeky IPA or Birdsong Brewing Co.’s Jalapeno Pale Ale.

Teriyaki Chicken Tacos #makitaco

A photo posted by Maki Taco (@makitacotruck) on May 6, 2015 at 10:53am PDT

Photo: Diedra Laird/Charlotte Observer

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