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Summer, at a lake, is about as Minnesotan as one can be; and fishing for walleye is a true Minnesota experience.  I’ve had the luxury of going to the same lake for my entire life, Big Toad Lake in Minnesota. Some of my greatest memories as a kid were going fishing for walleye with my father. He would pack a cooler with beer for himself and a few grape and orange flavored sodas for me.  I would snack on sunflower seeds all afternoon trying to catch the eluding Minnesota walleye. If we were lucky, we could catch the Minnesota Twins on the radio as well. Unfortunately, sometimes this was the only thing we caught.

I am lucky to still have my father around today so we can continue to go fishing at Big Toad Lake. Nowadays, the flavored soda is replaced with a wide range of craft beers.  The sunflower seeds are still packed and we plan fishing around the Minnesota Twin’s games.

I can’t tell you the best way to land a walleye, but I can surely help you match your fresh walleye with some great craft beers. Pairing your walleye with craft beers depends on how you prepare your walleye. Below are some great examples of walleye, prepared various ways and matched with some outstanding beers. For more information and other recipes check out https://www.gameandfishmag.com/editorial/10-of-the-greatest-walleye-recipes/332038

Walleye over Tomato-Olive Angel Hair Pasta

  1. Dogfish Head Brewery Slightly Mighty Lo-Cal IPA
  2. Samuel Adams Brewing Company Summer Ale
  3. Fargo Brewing Company Iron Horse Pale Ale

Almond-Crusted Walleye with Pears & Blue Cheese Recipe

  1. Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted IPA
  2. Lagunitas Brewing Company IPA
  3. Odell Mountain Standard IPA


Baked Margarita Walleye Recipe

  1. Bell’s Brewery Oberon Ale
  2. Dogfish Head Brewery SeaQuench Session Sour
  3. Summit Brewing Company Cabin Crusher Kolsch w/Lime

Pistachio-Crusted Walleye Recipe

  1. Fargo Brewing Company Stone’s Throw Scottish Ale
  2. August Schell Fire Brick Vienna Lager
  3. Rhombus Brewing Co. Invincible Pale Ale

How to Grill Walleye Fillets in Foil Packets

  1. Fair State Brewing Cooperative Pilsner  
  2. Grain Belt Brewing Company Premium Lager
  3. August Schell Brewing Company Cream Ale

Walleye Baked With Sweet Peppers & Onions Recipe

  1. Rhombus Brewing Co. Peace Garden IPA
  2. Fulton Brewing Co. 300 Mosaic IPA
  3. Bell’s Brewery Offical Hazy IPA

Walleye with Creamy Parsley Sauce Recipe

  1. Utepils Brewing Company Skolsch
  2. Fulton Brewing Company Lonely Blonde
  3. Summit Brewing Company Dakota Soul Craft Lager

Fried Walleye Taco Recipe

  1. Samuel Adams Brewing Company Sam ‘76
  2. Empyrean Brewing Company Mind Over Mango India Pale Ale
  3. Fair State Brewing Cooperative Pahly Hazy Pale Ale

Ultimate Walleye, Rice and Mushroom Bake Recipe

  1. Summit Brewing Company Extra Pale Ale
  2. Finneagan’s Brewing Company Irish Amber
  3. Grain Belt Brewing Company Nordeast Amber Lager

Asian-Style Walleye en Papillote Recipe

  1. Sapporo Brewing Company Premium Lager
  2. Empyrean Brewing Company Long Route Peanut Butter Porter
  3. Odell Brewing Company Good Behavior Crushable IPA
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