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What’s the Best Beer For Crabs?


When you come to Costas Inn, ready to enjoy your classic blue crab feast, you’re going to want to have the best beer pairing.

Beer with crabs is a classic Baltimore combination that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  When you come to Costas Inn, ready to enjoy your classic blue crab feast, you’re going to want to have the best beer pairing.  Here is a selection of the best beers for crabs and why; and Costas Inn has all of them, ice cold and ready to go.

  1. National Bohemian (Natty Boh)


You can’t make a list like this without including Baltimore’s Natty Boh.  If you’re visiting from another state to enjoy our Maryland blue crabs, you’ll want to pick a Baltimore favorite to really enjoy the local cuisine.  It goes without saying that two Maryland favorites should be paired together.


  1. Blue Moon


Seafood in general goes well with a Belgian white beer, and a popular choice is Blue Moon.  Typically, Blue Moon is considered to be a more fruity beer.  The taste, which can be described as an orange-infused dry ale, pairs perfectly with spicy Old Bay.  The dryness of Blue Moon works excellently when it is contrasted by something like crab meat.


  1. Budweiser


In 2007, Budweiser released a Super Bowl advertisement that showed crabs stealing a cooler of beer and worshiping it like a god.  If this doesn’t indicate to you that Budweiser goes great with crabs, what will?  This beer is a classic, and well-known for good reason.  When it’s ice cold, it can balance out the Old Bay that will coat your crabs.


  1. Dogfish Head


Like Natty Boh, Dogfish is a Maryland-centric but wide-reaching company that is known for its ale.  This beer was essentially designed to go with seafood, so it will be perfect when paired with crab meat.  Because of Dogfish’s closeness to the Chesapeake Bay, they have intimate and local knowledge of how crabs taste and how they should be complemented.


Want to try some of these fantastic beers with the perfect crab?  Come to Costas Inn!


We are famous for our delicious crabs and crab dishes. If you’re looking to truly enjoy a Maryland crab, we’re the best place you can go.


Costas Inn has been a family owned and operated restaurant for over 40 years. We were recently voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today. You may have spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass. We were also voted #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal! You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for anytime eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube!


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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 699 reviews
4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
410-477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes
Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes