Pairing: Goldwater Black Gold Porter, and Steak w/ Coconut Shrimp


The title says it all. A deep, flavorful beer paired with surf & turf, what could be better? This week, we feature a beer from one of our favorite local breweries who create their masterpieces a mere 20 miles from our dining room, with a dish that we should really make a bigger plate to hold in the Steak and Coco. 

Goldwater Brewing is a family owned and operated brewery, with decades of brewing acumen. With this experience and a fantastic tank and tap room located off Goldwater and Scottsdale road, they create unique brews that boast layers of enjoyable flavor. The 'Black Gold Porter', for instance, is a full-bodied brew showcasing crystal and chocolate malts, noble hops, and heft that are surprisingly well-balanced and can be enjoyed pint after pint.

Take a full-bodied beer with all this flavor, and you must request a dish that can hold it's own. This is where the Top Sirloin Steak and Coconut Shrimp Combo come in. A 10 oz. USDA Choice top sirloin joined by three jumbo coconut shrimp enhance by a side of jalapeño-pineapple dip and a choice of two side. For the purposes of this article, we've chosen a sturdy side of steamed broccoli, and a fully loaded baked potato (butter, bacon, cheddar cheese, chives and sour cream) to boost the flavors of the thick and juicy beverage alongside.

As always, these are just suggestions. This beer also pairs well with the Chicago Pizza, robust pastas, and even a Marinated Steak Salad. We work hard to make sure there is a myriad of combinations to fit any palette, and take pride in our extremely high ratings on all social media, TripAdvisor, and Yelp. Most of you have dined with us many times and realize our commitment to quality, and we thank you wholeheartedly for you continued patronage. Those who are new to The Brew Standard, please feel confident that we will take care of you, your tastes, and your your experience. Thanks for checking in early this week. Please check back for the Wine and Menu Pairing blog later this week! 

PS- Is there anything more satisfying than seeing your meal on the way to the table???!!! Yum!

Ron Siegel