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Pride Pub: Orlando City at Chicago Fire

Welcome back to Pride Pub, where we maximize your tailgating experience for Orlando City matches. This week, we're getting you ready for the match against the Chicago Fire where we have both kinds, grub and grog. Whether you're at a watch party or hosting at home, you'll be ready!

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Welcome back to the Pride Pub! Just a reminder on how this works: we choose a craft beer from the state/city/area of our opponent and include a yummy recipe to pair with that beer. Of course, we also choose a Florida craft beer to represent our Orlando City Lions and the beautiful Sunshine State.

Later this week we're heading back to Chi-town for another round with the Chicago Fire. And since this is an article about beer and food, we know that we want...

No Jake, that's not what we're recommending this week.  But, thanks for the suggestion (Elwood's was worse.  He just wanted dry white toast!). While we like the music of the Blues Brothers, we will have to side against Chicago this week (big surprise).

From Chicago: Pegasus IPA, Argus Brewery

From the Brewery:

This full-bodied IPA embraces a British past with an American hop twist. We use a blend of English and American malts to create the malty body, which is then complemented by a more assertive dry hopping of American hops. The result is a refreshing grapefruit like aroma and flavor with a toasty malt finish.

Pair with: Cajun/Chicago Jambalaya. The smokey, spiciness of the Jambalaya will pair nicely with the hoppy flavor of the IPA.

Dave's recommendation: Well, the Blues Brothers love some Soul Food, and cornbread is always good with jambalaya.

From Florida: Hooter Brown Ale, Oyster City Brewing Co.

From the Brewery:

Hooter Brown is a robust ale made from local Tupelo Honey harvested right upriver at Owl Creek. Our Brown is a medium to full bodied beer bursting with local flavor and featuring rich honey and chocolate malts. Great with good friends and the setting sun.

Pair with: Grilled Steak, because...steak. Okay, actually because the nutty, roasty flavors of the ale compliment the  grilled sweetness of the meat. Don't forget to add some cracked pepper (to the steak, not the beer).

Dave's recommendation: Grilled baked potatoes, because...potatoes. Okay, actually because steak and potatoes.  Yeah, that's the stuff. Plus, it's better than a rubber biscuit!

Thanks for patronizing Pride Pub. As always, Go City, beat Chicago Fire! See you next week!