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A Tex-Mex Beer Brunch

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Brunch has a reputation for being reserved for special occasions, like Easter or Mother’s Day. While those are excellent reasons to enjoy it, the beauty of brunch is that it’s perfect for any occasion that allows for relaxed indulgence with friends and family. We created our Tex-Mex Craft Beer Brunch menu and paired it up with delicious brews to provide the perfect excuse to enjoy brunch any time of year.

Our Migas Quiche comes straight out of Austin where we first experienced the flavors of this Tex-Mex version of scrambled eggs. We’ve added a corn tortilla crust and turned the scrambled eggs into a savory pie filled with onions, bell peppers and green chilies. If you make it a day or two ahead of when you plan to serve it, reheat it in the oven or serve it cold with salsa and salad.

This dish goes well with a malty ale, such as The Pike Brewing’s Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale. The sweetness of the malt and the light smoky flavor of this brew brings out the comforting flavors created by the Maillard reaction in the quiche.

Something just a little more balanced between malt and hops is needed to pair up with the spicy Fajita Breakfast Tacos on our menu. Base Camp Brewing’s In-Tents IPL hits just the right note. It starts out strong on the palate and then surprises when the heat and other spices from the fajitas rise up and blend perfectly.

Chocolate Waffles + Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie Beer = Yummy

Spicy heat makes an appearance in our Mexican Chocolate Waffles as well. Inspired by the hot chocolate of the same origin, these waffles have a kick to them thanks to the chili powder and chunks of guajillo chilie-laced chocolate mixed in. It may be tempting to pair this dish with vanilla ice cream and maple syrup, but we recommend simply pairing it with High Water Brewing’s Sugaree Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie Specialty Ale. The taste sensation will make you smile to your toes, just like you did when you were a kid eating waffles for the first time, only now you’re an adult and it’s beer.

If that’s too sweet for you, Hopworks Urban Brewery’s Survival Stout is a good alternate choice. They’ve added coffee to the brew, which makes the flavor combinations of this match a little more adult.

It’s hard to be very adult when there’s cinnamon and sugar around, but our Caramel Apple Chimichangas have a certain refined taste that raises their sweet status beyond what their sugary coating might lead you to believe. Still, just to be sure this brunch doesn’t go the way of the playground, we paired our chimichangas with a bold espresso stout from Two Beers Brewing. If you know how comforting a dark roasted cup of coffee can be with apple pie, then you already know how good this combination is.

Now that you’ve got the menu and the brews to match, you have all the excuses you need to invite the gang over for brunch.

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