Super Bowl Craft Brews & Qs

January 31, 2013

The Super Bowl brings out the competitive spirit in everyone – from wing eaters to chili connoisseurs – indeed, there are no shortage of food features for the big game! But at Iowa Meat Farms & Siesel’s Meats, they’re as serious about their BREW as they are our (bb)Q.  So in the spirit of the sport, being that the two final teams this year hail from hallowed beer ground, Iowa Meat Farms & Siesel’s Meats have pitted the Super Bowl cities in a brawl of the brews -- with the Meat Masters’ offering their favorite easy at home bbq pairing recipes for each city!

IMF & Siesel's top pairing picks for Super Bowl 47 are below, and feel free to shoot us an emal and we'll get you the full recipes upon request.

Baltimore, Home of the Ravens:

In beer as in football, Baltimore boasts a long and storied tradition of blending innovation with block-and-tackle fundamentals. A fan favorite in the east, Still Water Artisanal Ales, are indicative of Baltimore's beer temperature.

Baltimore is famed for its pit beef, replete with a well-seasoned, charred crust and a rosy pink interior. For the ultimate Baltimore Pit Beef Sandwich shave the meat paper thin, pile onto a Kaiser roll, top with a horseradish-y mayo known as tiger sauce, and finally cover with sliced onions. YUM!

San Francisco 49ers’

San Francisco is one of the cradles of craft beer in America. There, Anchor Brewing has been bottling its flagship Steam beer since 1971, and it holds up today: it's a dry, refreshing beer that opens with sourdough and finishes with pretzels.

San Fran boasts the title as one of the big culinary hot spots nationwide with lots of food attracting lots of attention, but it's the famous sourdough bread we associate most closely with this Nor Cal city. For melt in your mouth San Fran Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls mix in a combination of mouthwatering bacon, rich cheddar and sharp ranch dressing into the equation, and you have one of the most addictive appetizers around!

Winners of “Best Meat Shop from San Diego Magazine and the San Diego Reader, Siesel’s Old Fashioned Meats and Iowa Meat Farms have offered the utmost in quality meats, poultry, game and accompanying ingredients, condiments and beverages for a combined 73 years. Natives of Sioux City, Iowa, the Cohn family opened Iowa Meat Farms in 1982. Their objective was to offer San Diego the same quality meats they had known in their heartland home. Success was immediate as Midwesterners flocked to their Mission Gorge location.

Marv Siesel established Siesel’s Old-Fashioned Meats & Deli in Bay Park in 1968. Born and raised in the meat business in Ohio, Marv’s reputation for both quality and service was unsurpassed. Upon his retirement, the natural successor to his legacy was Iowa Meat Farms. Marv passed the baton to the Cohn family in 2003. Siesel’s Old Fashioned Meats’ 6,000 square foot retail space is located at 4131 Ashton Street.

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Iowa Meat Farms’ 6,400 square foot shop is located at 6041 Mission Gorge Road and hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. (They are open 9am until 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day). Both locations are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

For more information, call Iowa Meat Farms at (619) 281-5766, Siesel’s Old Fashioned Meats at (619) 275-1234 or visit