The Best Beers to Pair With Camping Foods

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Summer is here and with that comes a lot of outdoor activities. Days at the beach, afternoons spent at a lake, evenings on a deck or back patio, and for the real-deal outdoor kids: weekends spent camping. If you’re the type of person who prefers to slumber in a sleeping bag, in a tent, in the middle of the woods, while you listen to coyotes howling way closer than you’d be comfortable with, camping is for you.

And, if you’re going to go camping, you probably shouldn’t order pizza to be delivered to your campsite (at least not every night). This means you’ll have to create a menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that will last for a few days in a cooler filled with ice (and eventually just chilly water) but is also pretty simple to make. Nobody wants to make an elaborate meal after spending a day hiking in the Adirondacks (or wherever else you choose to camp).

While multiple meals take a lot of intense planning, the beverages that go with some of these meals are just as important. And no, we’re not talking about bottled water, various juices, and soda. We’re talking about the only important camping beverage: beer.

Picking the right beer to pair with camping foods isn’t easy. Lucky for you, we’re here to help. Keep reading to see all of our favorite beers paired with your favorite camping foods.