This ultimate beer and baseball food chart is a dream come true

Apr 7, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. ET
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Baseball season is finally here, and we all know that the only thing better than the game itself is relaxing with an ice-cold beer and some indulgent stadium food!

Luckily the folks at Let's Grab a Beer have created a handy chart so that when the craving hits, you can pair your drink perfectly to the snack of your choice.

baseball stadium food and beer pairing chart

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Can't make it to a game? No problem — you can enjoy your own stadium-inspired pairings at home too.

1. Japanese lager and tuna roll sushi

spicy tuna handroll

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These spicy tuna rolls can be eaten with your hands, making them a nice, no-fuss snack when you're catching the big game. Try pairing with an ice-cold Sapporo.

2. European Pilsner and barbecue steak sandwich

bbq beef sandwich

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This quick weeknight recipe for sweet and smoky barbecue beef pairs perfectly with a crisp Pilsner. Try Pilsner Urquell from the Czech Republic.

3. India pale ale and pastrami sandwich

homemade smoked pastrami sandwich

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Salty, spiced pastrami with mustard can hold its own against a hoppy IPA. Try one from San Diego's Stone Brewing Co.

4. Bavarian wheat beer and pulled pork

blue moon pulled pork

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Wheat beer is the perfect complement to tender barbecue pulled pork. In fact, this pulled pork recipe is made with Blue Moon. Just make sure you grab a second one to enjoy while you eat.

5. American dark lager and rib-eye sandwich recipe

ribe eye steak sandwich

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This hearty rib-eye sandwich should be washed down with a nice American dark lager. Try Shiner Bock.

6. American light lager and Southwestern hot dog recipe

mexican hot dog

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On a hot spring day, what could be better than baseball, a Southwestern hot dog with bacon and all the fixin's and an ice-cold light lager? Pretty much nothing! Try these dogs with a frosty Sam Adams Light.

7. American Amber lager and barbecue stuffed potatoes

bbq chicken stuffed baked sweet potato

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The malty sweetness of an American Amber lager, like Magic Hat Vinyl, is just the thing to accompany a hearty barbecue chicken-stuffed baked sweet potato.

8. Mexican lager and street-style tacos

gimme some oven barbacoa tacos

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Barbacoa tacos, a Mexican beer like Victoria and baseball are all you need for a perfect day.

9. British pale ale and philly cheesesteak

philly cheesesteak

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This bomb of meaty goodness can be balanced by a nice, medium-bodied British pale ale like Bass Ale.

10. American premium lager and chili cheese dog

oven baked chili cheese dogs

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These oven-baked chili cheese dogs are perfect for serving a crowd, and a six-pack of an American premium lager like Session from Full Sail Brewing goes a long way too.

11. Tropical lager and Cuban sandwich

cuban sandwich

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These Cuban sandwiches, paired with a lager like Cerveza La Tropical from Florida Beer Company, are a total home run.

12. American premium lager and cheeseburger

chargrilled burger

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This triumvirate of American classics — baseball, a cheeseburger and a beer — is practically perfect. Try pairing Uinta's Baba Black Beer with your char-grilled burger for a truly transcendent experience.

13. American light lager and nachos

ultimate nachos

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A Bud Light and the ultimate nachos are proof that food doesn't need to be fancy to be hella delicious.

14. Belgian white and sausage-pepper sandwich

sausage and peppers sandwich

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A crisp Belgian-style white beer, often spiced with coriander, is the perfect complement to a sausage sandwich. Try Allagash White out of Portland, Maine.

15. German Pilsner and giant pretzel

giant soft pretzels

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A soft, salty, giant, homemade pretzel will beat the socks off any you can get at a stadium, especially if you've got a German-style Pilsner like Scrimshaw from North Coast Brewing Co. to go along with it.

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