What do you drink with your barbecue? Maybe a Texas barbecue classic like Big Red, or do you go with something a bit more adult, like Lone Star or Shiner beer? But are these really the best pairings for your smoky meal? Where there’s smoke, there’s Daniel Vaughn, barbecue editor for Texas Monthly. He talked with Texas Standard Host David Brown about barbecue hydration…

“I drink wine with barbecue, but I don’t talk about drinking wine with barbecue,” Vaughan says.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– Whether Big Red is essential or anathema

– What kind of beer pairs well with barbecue

– Which surprising beverages actually work with smoked meats

Written by Shelly Brisbin.

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  • Stephanie January 8, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Sweet Tea or Dr Pepper for sure

  • Allison Buchtien January 4, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Definitely tea! BTW I don’t think I’ve even tried Big Red before, but if I did it wouldn’t be with BBQ.

  • Brenda January 4, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Anyone in Texas who drinks raspberry beer, or any FRUITY beer, with ANYTHING, including and especially barbecue, has absolutely nothing to tell me about anything pertaining to barbecue and nothing at all to tell me about beverages of any kind. Is this Vaughn even from Texas? How did he possibly become the barbecue editor? This is sacrilegious…insurrection… sinful…

  • Randy Garibay January 4, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Well for one thing, you don’t drink Big Red With Barbecue (unless you want to), you drink it with BARBACOA! My favorite bbq beverage? Coke or Pepsi. They help me burp!

  • James January 4, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Lindemann’s Raspberry Lambic goes AMAZING with barbeque!!!