Holiday Beer Pairings
We've paired our favorite beer with some of the most popular holiday fare.
Bitter notes can help level off and balance sweet ones, that's why the bitterness of a hop-forward American IPA or Belgian Saison is a perfect match for the natural sweetness of scallops.
For an American IPA, we suggest Lagunitas IPA
For a Belgian Saison, try Ommegang Hennepin
TOP SIRLOIN ROAST
A Pale Ale like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale will complement a Top Sirloin Roast nicely.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
An IPA or Stout will pair well with a nice Ribeye steak.
IPA - Bell's Two Hearted Ale
Stout - Allagash Belgian Style Stout
HONEY OR BROWN SUGAR GLAZED HAM
A sweeter ham, like a honey or brown sugar glazed ham, will pair well with a European Wheat Beer.
HICKORY SMOKED HAM
A Hickory Smoked Ham will pair well with a Pilsner.
LEG OF LAMB
A leg of lamb will pair well with a porter, like Founders Porter.
ROASTED RACK OF LAMB
A Roasted Rack of Lamb will pair well with a Pale Ale, like Charter Oak Pale Ale.
Charter Oak Pale Ale
A Triple or Pilsner is a great option for pairing with crab.
Two Roads Ol'Factory Pils
A Hefeweizen, is the perfect complement for Shrimp.
A Pale Ale will pair perfectly with sole fillets.
Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale
Dale’s Pale Ale is a defiant, proud, voluminously hopped pale ale. It delivers a hoppy nose and assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and citrusy floral hops from the first sip to the final swig.