Prime Pairings for Summer

Hot days and warm nights call for backyard firepits, grilling at the park and cooking over a campfire. The following pairings were chosen by the Thirst Colorado staff for a delicious day in the sun. 

Grilled Steak Gyros on the Summer Grill

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt & ground pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 bell pepper sliced
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 1 lb steak
  • 4 pitas
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 bunch parsley, chopped
  • Butter

Directions

Sauce

Mix the olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning,  paprika, 1 tsp salt, pepper and yogurt in a bowl.

Grilling

Preheat grill. Grill the bell pepper and onion until lightly charred. Meanwhile, grill the steak to desired temp – medium recommended. Lightly coat pitas in butter and grill roughly 1 minute per side. 
Slice the steak and fill the pitas with the steak, grilled vegetables, tomato and parsley. Top with the sauce. Serve.

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Pair with

Wibby Lightshine Radler

Light, citrusy and refreshing, Wibby’s Lightshine Radler is a perfect brew for summer grilling. Lemon citrus flavors from Lightshine balance rich and tangy flavors from the paired steak gyro recipe. 

 
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Fajita Vegetable Shish Kebabs

Ingredients

  • Fajita seasoning
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, whole
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 package baby bella mushrooms, whole
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 Italian squash, sliced
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced

Directions

Sauce

Melt stick of butter in a bowl. Add fajita seasoning and lime juice.

Grilling

Preheat grill. Put whole and sliced vegetables on metal or water-soaked wood skewers. place the skewers over heat. Periodically rotate skewers
and brush on butter mixture. When vegetables are charred and soft, remove from heat and serve.

Pair with

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Odell Colorado Lager

A recent release from Odell, the Colorado Lager embraces warm months ahead with a crisp and light finish that goes down easy. The lager, paired with slightly spicy and savory shish kebabs, works toward an effervescent, yet full-flavored combo.