Winter Holiday Beer Pairings

The holidays are upon us and it’s time to eat, drink, and be merry! With so many beer styles and menu choices out there, we put together a little beer & food pairing for you and your loved ones to take your holiday festivities to the next culinary level!

Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter w/ Thanksgiving

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When it comes to the Thanksgiving table, you couldn’t ask for a better liquid companion than our fall seasonal, Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter. This dark, roasty take on a pumpkin beer is lightly spiced and, at 4.7% ABV, a very sessionable option for a day-long marathon of nosh.

From snacking on some gruyère cheese to the main course of turkey with sausage and apple stuffing, and then finishing it all off with a slice of pumpkin pie – it’s all good with a pint of this autumnal treat.

Snow Blind Doppelbock w/ Spicy Dishes & Red Meat

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Snow Blind Doppelbock‘s toasty, caramel malt flavor is a clean and crisp alternative to the stouts and porters of the winter season. This pairs particularly well with spicier dishes that bring a bit more heat to your holiday party, as well as red meat classics like lamb shanks and beef bourguignon.

Try this Rocky Mountain Sirloin Tip Steak Stew recipe and infuse it with Snow Blind to turn the broth up a notch!

Shakedown Chocolate Cherry Imperial Stout w/ Dessert & Breakfast

Photo courtesy of Bites, Barrels and Brews
Photo courtesy of Bites, Barrels and Brews

Even if you’re trying to be “good” this holiday season, there’s still always a little room for something sweet. Our Shakedown Chocolate Cherry Imperial Stout, brewed with real cherry puree, is just like a dark chocolate cherry bar in liquid form. Pair this with something that can stand up to its chocolatey flavor, like chocolate truffles, flourless chocolate cake, or this incredible Chocolate Cherry Stout Cheesecake recipe from our friends at Bites, Barrels and Brews.

And don’t forget about breakfast – we came up with a concoction of Shakedown Gingerbread Waffles that may redefine vacation mornings!

Bonus points if you finish your night off with our special batch of Bourbon Barrel Shakedown from our Live Sessions series in 22oz. bottles, available only in the Tap Room!

Grateful Pale Ale w/ Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving and the holidays are all about coming together with family and friends to celebrate community and being together. Grateful Pale Ale is a constant reminder to us at the brewery how lucky we are to do what we do and that it’s all thanks to you, fans of great beer!

Cheers to you and yours this holiday season and thanks for all of your support!