Surreal On The Go Presents: Essential Pairings Guide for Surreal Brews, Food & Activities

At Surreal Brewing we dare to think differently. Whether you’re at the beach, hiking through the woods or at a BBQ with friends - we never want Surreal friends to feel like they're without. Life is busy. Here is an essential #SurrealOnTheGo guide to help pair our purposefully crafted brews with appetizers, lunches, entrees, desserts and activities!

17 Mile Porter

CALORIES- 50      SUGAR- 0g      CARBS- 10.5g  

Appetizer: Gruyere cheese with cranberry biscotti crackers.

Lunch: Watermelon salad with feta and cucumber.

Dinner: Grilled steak kabobs, with basmati rice, fresh tabouli and warm pita.

Dessert: Vanilla chia pudding with coconut milk and fresh strawberries on top.

Activity: Perfect for any part of the year and outdoor adventure, such as sitting around a campfire, barbecuing or a cabin weekend!

Natural Bridges Kolsch Style 

CALORIES- 17      SUGAR- 0g      CARBS- 2.8g      

Appetizer: Balsamic bruschetta on toasted baguette.

Lunch: Bratwurst with a side salad.

Dinner: Fresh California and spicy tempura sushi rolls.

Dessert: Light berry angel food cake with a hint of lemon. 

Activity: This goes down easy and pairs well with light dinners and lunches. It’s extremely refreshing and great for any casual outing or occasion.


Chandelier Red IPA

CALORIES- 33      SUGAR- 0g      CARBS- 5.6g

Appetizer: Lettuce wrapped grilled fish tacos. 

Lunch: Buffalo cauliflower bowl with cabbage slaw and greek yogurt ranch dressing.

Dinner: “Beyond” Beef burgers with old bay grilled potato wedges.

Dessert: Red Velvet mouse with light whipped cream.

Activity: Hiking, climbing and spending time in the woods. Inspired by the redwood trees, this beer is full of flavor, but also is refreshing after a tough trek through the wilderness!

Juicy Mavs Hazy IPA

CALORIES- 25      SUGAR- 0g      CARBS- 4.9g

Appetizer: Fresh ceviche with tuna, bass and red wine vinegar.

Lunch: Bowtie pasta salad with feta, fresh salmon, tomatoes and lemon.

Dinner: Lobster Rolls on toasted brioche bun with chipotle aioli. 

Dessert: Low-fat apple cinnamon bread pudding with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Activity: This brew was inspired by the maverick waves and surfers - so naturally it is the perfect summer beverage and will be the talk of any barbecue or beach party! This hoppy brew pairs well with almost any summer treat or activity by the water.

Creatives ‘Juicy’ West Coast Style IPA 

CALORIES- 44     SUGAR- 0g      CARBS- 8.5g

Appetizer: Fresh pico de gallo with warm corn tortilla chips.

Lunch: Green Goddess Hummus Sandwich with sweet potato fries.

Dinner: Shrimp and Grits with bacon and mild cheddar cheese.

Dessert: Freshly whipped and frozen yogurt made with wild blueberries, raspberries and honey.

Activity: Creatives is fermented with Kveik yeast (an ancient yeast passed down from generation to generation of Norwegian families) and is a great conversation starter at any gathering. It also inspires the artist in us, so goes great while painting, jamming with friends, or anything creative!

Milkshake IPA

CALORIES- 65      SUGAR- 9.8g      CARBS-14.7g

Appetizer: Pigs in a blanket.

Lunch: Pasta Salad with feta, artichoke hearts and balsamic vinegar.

Dinner: Breakfast for dinner! Waffles, Pancakes, Bacon and Eggs.

Dessert: Funnel Cake or Soft Serve ice cream. 

Activity: Great for fun in the sun - perhaps a boardwalk treat, summer fair, carnival or festival.

Pastry Porter

CALORIES- 72     SUGAR- 6g      CARBS-15g

Appetizer: Melted brie cheese with dried winter fruits and crackers.

Lunch: Reuben Sandwich on Rye Bread.

Dinner: 10oz Steak with Garlic Truffle butter, mashed potatoes (or mashed cauliflower) and green beans.

Dessert: Mocha Meringue Sandwich Cookies.

Activity: Enjoy a hike in the crisp air from the winter months, and end the evening cozied up by the fireplace with this guilt free dessert after dinner.

We’re always on the hunt for great brew/food/activity combinations. We’d love to hear what tasty foods and fun activities you pair with Surreal Brews!