Navigator and Beautiful Rind: The Perfect Pairing

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Pairing Navigator and Beautiful Rind

Are you looking for the best place to grab a drink and something to eat in Chicago? We’ve got the best pairing for you. You’ll find that we’ve got the perfect space for getting a drink and grabbing something to eat at Navigator Taproom. In order to truly understand great flavor pairings, you’ll have to come down to Logan Square and check us out. We have coupled up with Beautiful Rind to serve you the best beer and food pairings. Navigator and Beautiful Rind are a match made in flavor heaven. Continue reading to learn more about our beer and food pairings!

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About Navigator and Beautiful Rind

Navigator Taproom was founded by a just couple of guys drinking brews, Tim and Erik. As old friends who enjoy both traveling and good beer, they came together to reimagine the beer-drinking experience. What if you could have a beer tasting any time you wanted? And all you had to do was walk down the street? You’re probably thinking that’s way too good to be true. We thought the same thing until we created a place to do it. Navigator Taproom certainly lives up to its name. We have an entire wall of more than 50 beers on tap

You’re probably thinking it doesn’t get much better than this, but there’s even more that makes Navigator the best place in Logan Square to grab a casual brew. The tap wall is also self-pour, meaning you don’t have to wait around for a bartender or waiter to get your drink. Just consult the tablet for your next round. It’ll tell you how much beer you’ve poured and the price. For those who enjoy a change of pace now and then, we do have a bar. We’re happy to serve cocktails, wines, and even non-alcoholic beverages. Plus, we’re a family-friendly establishment, so if the babysitter canceled on you, just bring the kids along. 

In addition to all we have beverage-wise, we’ve also paired up with Beautiful Rind. We want to bring you the best experience possible, with numerous options for a beer pairing with food. At Navigator Taproom, we know beer. There’s no doubt about that. However, it would be dishonest of us to throw together a menu of anything less than great bar food for our patrons. We believe you deserve varied options for a beer pairing with food. That’s why Navigator and Beautiful Rind have come together to serve you the best flavor pairings. Beautiful Rind is a restaurant, cheese shop, and even a classroom located right here in Chicago. As most people know, cheese and beer are a great pairing, which makes Navigator and Beautiful Rind the best match. 

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Best Beer and Food Pairings

We’ve thought a lot about what kind of foods might pair best with our selection of beers. Since Germans know beer so well, we decided to take a page out of their book. Not only do Germans love beer, but they also love cheese. Together, beer and cheese are a great duo. The fresh taste and carbonation go incredibly well with a cheese platter. Many people shout praise for wine and cheese. However, real connoisseurs know beer and cheese are actually a better pairing. The beer and cheese duo makes sense. A lot like the partnership between Navigator and Beautiful Rind. So here are some beer and food pairings we’ve picked for you to try the next time you visit

Weihenstephaner Original and the Parmigiano & Preserved Lemon Salad

Weihenstephaner Original is a light lager with a bit of a hoppy note and an overall pleasant, refreshing taste. Light lagers are known to go best with foods like Beautiful Rind’s Parmigiano salad. Keep everything light and refreshing with this pair. 

Isle of Lost Hops and Create Your Own Cheese/Charcuterie Board

This experimental IPA is bursting with fruit flavors. Isle of Lost Hops will go great with a cheese or charcuterie board from Beautiful Rind. If you feel you want to snack more than you want to eat a full course, we can relate. However, sometimes beer nuts simply won’t cut it. So, what’s better snacking food than meats and cheeses? Blue cheese, as well as cheddars and spicy cheeses pair nicely with IPAs.

Chicago Tavern Beer and Fried Cheese Curds

What’s more Midwestern than beer and cheese curds as a beer pairing with food? Try out this local brew, described as “beer flavored beer for people who like that sort of thing.” This drink pairs well with fried cheese curds, as a lager with a no-nonsense ethos. Sometimes you just want a reliable, tasty drink and food with no frills.

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Find the Best Beer and Food Pairings at Navigator Taproom

We think we’ve cracked the code when it comes to flavor pairings. Maybe you’re looking for platters of meat and cheese to snack on while you drink. Or maybe you’re looking for something a little more substantial, like a sandwich or salad. Whatever your hunger level, Beautiful Rind has something for you to eat, and Navigator Taproom has a drink to pull it all together. Navigator and Beautiful Rind are truly a match to be reckoned with. So, stop by the taproom for a drink. Bring a friend and find a board game to play. If you’re hungry, order from Beautiful Rind. We promise you’ll have a good time.

For more information about our taproom or our partnership with Beautiful Rind, visit our website. If you’d like to visit us, stop by during happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 pm. It’s the best time to check out the vibe and enjoy a discounted drink. Navigator Taproom is a place to chill out, meet new people, drink new brews, and most of all, have fun. If you live in the Chicago area, come check us out and see for yourself why we’re the area’s top choice!