Local Brews and BBQ Foods

And now, to begin this blog with some controversy: Craft beer and BBQ is the new PB&J, they just go together. Few things pair better than a crisp, hopped up, local brew and a juicy pulled pork sandwich drenched in homemade BBQ sauce. We caught up with the dudes at Erie Ale Works to see what they were brewing for their annual Festivus event. Owners Jeff McCullor and Steve Anthony run the show, just two cool dudes who take pride in bringing people together over a pint. You know what you're getting when you walk into Erie Ale Works, and that's the best part. Brewed literally feet away from where you order it, you can be confident that Jeff and Steve put the beer first and foremost.

You'll need 8 arms for all the beer you're gonna be wanting.

You'll need 8 arms for all the beer you're gonna be wanting.

Meanwhile, The Que Abides food truck rolled up and joined them for this amazing Seinfeld inspired event, providing some much needed BBQ once the beer got flowing. Owner Tim Grow took us through the origins and inspiration behind his hit Big Lebowski themed food truck: "People that know the Big Lebowski absolutely adore it...and then we hear best BBQ in town. We're not gonna argue that." Proclaimed as "meat candy in your mouth", who are we to argue? We joined Tim on the front lines as him and his crew continued slinging sandwiches for the hungry, hungry customers. In good time, we too got to sink our teeth into this critically acclaimed menu and let me tell ya: MAN OH MAN IT WAS GOOD!

Mouth watering yet? Thought so.

Mouth watering yet? Thought so.

I stand by my argument: Beer and BBQ is the new PB&J, the new burger and fries, the new bacon and eggs...well, let's leave bacon and eggs out of this. Either way, if you haven't had the amazing combo that is Erie Ale Works and The Que Abides, then I can safely say you haven't lived life to the fullest. Get up to Erie, PA, people. Get there fast.

Check out the full episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR6KPetdOCA&t=9s

-Greg Happ

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