Cheers to Father’s Day! Make Dad’s day with two of his favorite things – barbeque and a refreshing beverage. Stock up on grilling essentials from Shoppers. You don’t need to be a grill master for the perfect cookout with our ready-to-grill gourmet pub burgers, smokehouse gourmet flavored brats, or kabobs. The meat counter also has a variety of pre-seasoned or pre-marinated chicken, ribs, steaks and more. Don’t forget to raise a glass to Dad! Pick up his favorite brew or other beverage at your local Shoppers (available at select locations).
Wish Dad a hoppy Father’s Day with these beer-themed recipes.
Before you heat up the grill, pick up the perfect brew to pair with your barbecue.
Burgers & Steak: a lighter dark beer, such as a Doppelbock, Schwarzbier, nut brown ale or a light porter pair well with a charred burger or steak. Lightly hopped pale ales also can cut through a burger’s richness and not overpower the food. If a burger is spicy, pilsners and Helles-style lagers will cool the heat and IPA’s will accentuate the heat. Stouts have a dry taste that provides the perfect contrast to a juicy steak.
Pork: Porters and stouts pair nicely with the smoky taste of pork and other cured meats. Flavors of chocolate and coffee add extra waves of complexity. Pair sweet stouts with BBQ pork to compliment the sweetness in the sauce. For brats and hotdogs, look for German beers, such as lagers or Hefewizen.
Chicken & Seafood: Saisons and most Belgium-style beers pair well with chicken and seafood, especially those with citrus flavors. Try a blonde ale with chicken or a brown ale with grilled salmon.