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A Summer BBQ Pairing at The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery

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It looks like Karen is enjoying letting someone else doing the cooking!  She heads back to the Vanguard for another terrific pairing.

The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery is located in the Historic Hampton Armory in downtown Hampton, VA.

Known not only for their amazing house crafted beer and spirits, the Vanguard is also famous for it’s fantastic, chef-created menu items.

Their delectable edibles are not only inspired by their brewpub and distillery, but some of their recipes actually include their beer or spirits.  This makes for perfect food and beverage combos.

Karen chats with Randy Thomas, the president, who has brought her a delicious food and drink pairing to try.

First up is the Korean BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich. This new addition to the menu combines slow smoked pork with asian spices, pickled onions and carrots with cucumbers and purple cabbage.  Talk about a delicious flavor explosion! And of course we can’t forget the amazing, hand cut fries!

What is the perfect drink to pair with this? Why the  Vanguard’s Red Ale of course! This GABF Bronze medal winner was the very first ale the Vanguard brewed!  This medium bodied ale has a toasted flavor with caramel and toffee highlights.

The malty sweetness of the Red Ale brings out the sweet and spiciness of the Korean BBQ sandwich, making it the perfect combination.  Trust us, you will want to try this pairing!

So, there you have it!  If you’re looking for a delicious, flavorful meal to enjoy in a great atmosphere, make sure to visit the The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery!

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