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Free Lobster Roll Recipe (and How to Choose a Beer Pairing)

by | Feb 10, 2024 | Beer Pairing

lobster roll recipe

Lobster rolls are a quintessential summer treat, offering a taste of coastal indulgence wherever you may be. But what elevates the experience from merely delightful to downright transcendent? The perfect beer pairing, of course! In this blog, we’ll explore the ideal beer to accompany your lobster roll, exploring both complementary and contrasting flavors. Plus, we’ll throw in a bonus: a mouthwatering, free lobster roll recipe for you to try at home. Let’s dive in!

Lobster Roll Beer Pairings

When it comes to pairing beer with lobster rolls, you want something that enhances the experience without overpowering the delicate flavors of the seafood. Let’s explore some options:

  1. Complementary Beer Pairings

In general, opt for light- to medium-bodied, balanced beers that can stand up to the richness of the lobster roll without stealing the show. Here are a few recommendations:

  • Belgian Tripel

These flavorful brews perfectly balance boldness and delicacy, much like a skilled dancer effortlessly gliding across the floor. Their complexity adds depth to the dining experience without overshadowing the lobster.

  • Pale Ale

With its robust body and hoppy notes, a pale ale complements the buttery goodness of the lobster roll. The beer’s maltiness and the seafood’s sweetness create a harmonious taste sensation.

  • Blonde Ale

Crisp, refreshing, and easy-drinking, blonde ales offer a clean palate cleanse between bites of lobster roll. Their subtle flavors won’t overwhelm the dish, allowing the seafood to shine.

  1. Contrasting Beer Pairings

For those who enjoy a little adventure in their culinary endeavors, contrasting beer pairings can provide an unexpected twist. Here are some unconventional choices that play off the lobster roll’s flavors:

  • Hefeweizen

With its banana, clove, and bread dough notes, hefeweizen offers a delightful departure from the buttery richness of the lobster roll. The contrast between the beer’s fruity profile and the seafood’s savory taste creates a memorable experience.

  • Witbier

Light, citrusy, and slightly spicy, witbier provides a refreshing counterpoint to the lobster roll’s decadence. The hint of orange peel and coriander adds a zesty kick that tantalizes the taste buds.

  • Saison

Known for their peppery and yeasty character, saisons offer a lively contrast to the buttery sweetness of the lobster roll. Think of it as the comedic relief to the seafood’s leading role—a surprising yet delightful combination.

More: How Is Beer Made? A Quick Guide to the Brewing Process

Free Lobster Roll Recipe

Now that you’re armed with the knowledge of beer pairings, why not try making it at home? Here’s a simple recipe to get you started:


  • ¾ – 1 pound steamed, peeled, and chopped lobster
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 finely chopped shallots
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 hotdog buns
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, mix together the lobster, mayonnaise, shallots, and olive oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Brush the inside of the hotdog buns with melted butter and toast until golden brown.
  • Fill the toasted buns with the lobster mixture.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy with your chosen beer pairing!

Come to Curious Cork for the Perfect Lobster Roll and Beer Combination!

If you’re craving a lobster roll but prefer someone else to do the cooking, Curious Cork Wine & Provisions is your go-to destination. Our craft beer bar offers a rotating selection of brews that pair perfectly with our delectable lobster rolls. With self-pour technology from PourMyBeer, you can sample various beers at your own pace while enjoying our establishment’s cozy ambiance.

Whether you’re a seasoned craft beer enthusiast or a newcomer to the scene, we invite you to a culinary adventure unlike any other. Cheers to good food, good beer, and unforgettable memories!

For more information or to place a reservation, contact us at (407) 794-2729. We can’t wait to serve you!