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Beer & Food Pairings

Barrel Republic

Carlsbad Food Tours is a 3-hour guided walking tour in the village with 6 stops for food, wine, and beer tastings. One of our favorite beer tasting locations is Barrel Republic on State Street. Their Carlsbad location offers an unbeatable 52 beer taps and 6 wine taps. They have also created an excellent beer and food pairing menu to browse and enjoy.

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Different types of beer go well with specific types of food depending on their primary flavors.

Indian Pale Ales (IPA) are better known for their bitter, tangy notes, making them the perfect partner for salty, fried foods, like their bacon wrapped pork belly, yum.

To read more about food pairing with beer as well as learning how to start your own home brewery, click here:  Beer Brewing from Home: The Experts Tell Us How To do It.


Written by:
Cherimarie Poulos
Owner & Founder of Carlsbad Food Tours

Cheri has a strong connection to Carlsbad. One of her daughter’s was Miss Carlsbad 2005. So, she voted herself to be Mrs. Carlsbad. Now the Chief Foodie & Founder of Carlsbad Food Tours! She loves Carlsbad & is happy to share her knowledge of local history and great eateries.  When she is not horseback riding, she is hanging out in Carlsbad doing food tours.
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We offer a 3 hour guided walking tour of the village featuring tastings from local eateries, and insights into Carlsbad’s art, history and architecture.

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