Austin Beerworks turns out four well-thought-out, highly drinkable winners, but our favorite match for overeating is the Pearl Snap: a crisp, German-style pils with a bright, hoppy character. The grassy lightness means it won't detract from the meat and, as the brewers say, the Pearl Snap's got "a finish so clean it will pick up after itself" – exactly what you need in this food situation. The beer comes out of the teutonic tradition that helped inspire and define barbecue in the state. Plus, it has a great name. [austinbeerworks.com]
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