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As the winter chill sets in, the time is ripe for cozy evenings, warm gatherings, and the delightful pairing of hearty foods with rich, robust beers.

Winter Beer & Food Pairings

At Harvest Beer, Wine and Spirits, we understand the magic that the right beer can bring to a meal, transforming an ordinary dinner into an extraordinary culinary experience.

From the deep, chocolaty undertones of a classic stout to the bright, hoppy notes of an invigorating IPA, our range has something to suit every palate and dish. In the spirit of the season, let us guide you through our top picks for winter beer and food pairings, promising to elevate your dining experiences and warm your soul during these colder months.

  • North Headline Milk Stout: A smooth, creamy stout with hints of chocolate and coffee, perfect for the colder months. Pair this with hearty stews or chocolate desserts to complement its rich flavours. The velvety texture of the stout enhances the depth of both savoury and sweet dishes.
  • Nine Locks Vanilla Porter: Infused with the warm, comforting flavour of vanilla, this porter is a great match for smoked meats or rich, caramel desserts. The vanilla notes add a sweet touch to the smokiness of the meats, creating a delightful balance.
  • Propeller Dark Mild: This beer offers a gentler, maltier experience with notes of caramel and a slight nuttiness. It’s an excellent match for roasted or grilled meats, bringing out the richness of the food without overwhelming it with bitterness. The smooth, mild flavour of the beer also pairs well with earthy dishes like mushroom risotto or roasted root vegetables, enhancing the depth of these flavours.
  • Big Spruce Kitchen Party: A full-bodied ale with a complex flavour profile that includes hints of caramel and fruit. It pairs excellently with roasted meats or hearty vegetable dishes, as the ale’s richness complements the savoury flavours of the food.
  • Tatamagouche Deception Bay: This beer has a unique flavour profile with a balance of hops and malt. It works well with grilled seafood or creamy pasta dishes, where its subtle flavours can enhance the dish without overpowering it.
  • Stillwell Pale Ale: A light, refreshing ale that is ideal for pairing with lighter fare like salads or seafood. Its crispness contrasts beautifully with the freshness of the greens or the delicacy of the seafood.
  • Lunn’s Mill Double Double: With a robust and rich flavour, this beer is perfect for pairing with bold, flavourful dishes like barbecue or rich, creamy cheeses. The beer’s intensity can stand up to the strong flavours in these foods.


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