FACT: Taking a first sip of a beer on a hot summer day is enjoyable.
FACT #2: Unwrapping and taking a bite of a piping hot tamale is enjoyable.
CONCLUSION: Combining beer with tamales will be doubly enjoyable.
This summer, Tucson Tamale Company is teaming up with local brewers for a series of beer and tamale pairings, beginning June 16 and extending through July 21.
Tucson Tamale Company refines the traditional process of making tamales by adding various flavors and finishing it off with healthful ingredients to redefine the gourmet food item. Their tamales are also naturally gluten free and free of lard, so plenty of vegetarian and vegan varieties are available.
Here’s how it works. For each scheduled pairing, swing by the brewery or tasting room, purchase a pint or a flight, and you’ll receive sample tamales that pairs perfectly with each beer.
Head down to one of these local breweries to find your favorite brew’s partner in crime.
Beer and Tamale Pairing Schedule
June 16 – Dragoon Brewing Company (5 – 8 p.m.)
- Blue Corn Veggie and Cheese tamale
- Chicken Mole “Blue” tamale
- Green Chile Pork and Cheese tamale
June 23 – Borderlands Brewing Company (5 – 8 p.m.)
Green Corn tamale
Green Chile Pork and Cheese tamale
Vegetable Curry tamale
July 1 – Pueblo Vida Brewing Company (5 – 7 p.m.)
July 8 – 1055 Brewing (5 – 8 p.m.)
July 21 – 1912 Brewing Company (5 – 8 p.m.)
BBQ Pork “Red” tamale
Chipotle Beef tamale
Black Bean, Corn and Cheese tamale