What’s on the menu tonight? May we suggest starting your planning with what's in your glass? It’s true! The right food and drink pairing can bring your meal from good to great. Without a good pairing, there is too much deliciousness at stake. Your beverage choice has a serious impact on the flavor of your food, and vice versa. Some folks think pairings are for “snobs”, but answer this: would you put garlic pesto on your brownie? Or would you put berries and raspberry sauce?

Some flavours just don’t mix, and the principle holds true for your drink choice. We’ve prepared some of our favourite seasonal pairings to get you rolling on your pairing pilgrimage. The ANBL Team at your local store would LOVE to discuss any of your flavor ideas. So explore some of the products below and EAT THIS, DRINK THAT!

EAT THIS: 

Summer salads

DRINK THAT:

Radlers

THE EXPERIENCE:

Try a light salad with fruit like mandarin oranges or red grapes.

Beer-Salad

EAT THIS: 

Aged cheddar

DRINK THAT:

Single malt scotch

THE EXPERIENCE:

A nice sharp aged cheddar works well to balance out a slightly smokey single malt scotch. 

Pair it with: 
Bowmore No 1 750ml
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EAT THIS: 

BBQ chicken

DRINK THAT:

Medium cider

THE EXPERIENCE:

MEDIUM CIDERS are the perfect choice to serve with poultry.  Try them with your favourite BBQ chicken recipe! 

bbq-chicken

EAT THIS: 

Sweet desserts

DRINK THAT:

Coolers

THE EXPERIENCE:

COOLERS are great with dessert!  Try pairing sweet, traditional coolers with strawberry shortcake, or not-so-sweet coolers with sorbet.

EAT THIS: 

Bacon cheeseburgers

DRINK THAT:

Anciano Old Vine Garnacha

THE EXPERIENCE:

This full-bodied red makes a great pairing with a nice greasy burger!

burger-red-wine

EAT THIS: 

Fish & Chips

DRINK THAT:

Tom Collins Cocktail

THE EXPERIENCE:

Make a Tom Collins:

  • 2 oz gin
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • Soda water

Shake gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup over ice. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with soda water, stir, and garnish with a lemon slice and a cherry. 

Make it with: 

Bulldog London Dry 750ml
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tom-collins

EAT THIS: 

BBQ pork chops

DRINK THAT:

Sterling Vintners Collection Pinot Noir

THE EXPERIENCE:

Pinot noir and BBQ pork chops share a smoky undertone and slight sweetness that make them a great pair.

pork-chop-red-wine