Beer and Food Pairing: Elevating Your Culinary Experience

Here at the Mash House, we pride ourselves on offering not only the best in local beer, but some of the best food in Fayetteville. While we like to think our beers go well with everything, just like with wine, there are beers that pair better with some dishes than others. Let’s take a look at the best brew combinations for steak, burgers, and more.



We boast a number of steak cuts, including sirloins, ribeyes, and NY strips. To complement the rich, savory goodness of a perfectly cooked steak, consider these beer pairings:

Copperhead Red Ale

This medium-bodied ale with its caramel notes provides a balanced contrast to the hearty flavors of a steak. The malt-forward profile enhances the meat’s natural juices, creating a harmonious pairing.

Pumpkin Pie Porter

Dark and robust, the Pumpkin Pie Porter brings a depth of flavor that stands up well to the boldness of a steak. Its pumpkin undertones add a delightful complexity to each bite.



When it comes to burgers, Mash House doesn’t hold back. All of our beef, including our burgers, comes from local North Carolina farmers and butchers. We offer a variety of burger options, from your basic cheeseburger to our Goober Burger that comes with peanut butter, jelly, and an egg! Elevate your burger experience with these carefully curated beer pairings:

Hoppy Hour IPA

The hoppy bitterness of the IPA cuts through the richness of a juicy burger, providing a refreshing contrast. Notes of grapefruit and caramel in the beer complement the various toppings, enhancing the overall burger experience.

1-2 Punch Hefeweizen

For a lighter option, the Hefeweizen’s crisp and effervescent qualities cleanse the palate between bites. Its distinct banana and clove flavors add a refreshing twist to classic burger flavors.



We offer plenty of fresh, crisp salad options, like our Steakhouse Salad and our BBQ Salmon Salad. We always recommend to keep things lighter when it comes to veggie-heavy dish.

Natural Blonde Ale

This light and easy-drinking ale pairs well with appetizers and salads. Its clean finish won’t overpower more delicate flavors, making it a versatile choice for various menu items.

Hard Cider 

We offer a rotating hard cider tap with our hard cider made in Western NC from local apples. Our flavors change often so make sure to check with us to see what’s available. All of our cider has a light carbonation and a fruity aroma that paves the way to a crisp and refreshing cider.


In the realm of beer and food pairings, Mash House stands out as a haven for culinary enthusiasts. Whether you’re savoring a succulent steak, indulging in a mouthwatering burger, enjoying a crisp salad or just stopping in for some appetizers, carefully selected beer options enhance the dining experience, creating a symphony of flavors that will leave you coming back for more. Visit and try these pairings for yourself!