SPEARHEAD HAWAIIAN STYLE PALE ALE + JIM BEAM.
Spice and tropical fruit (namely pineapple, which lends Spearhead’s summery ale its exotic edge) make nice with the bourbon’s charcoal and vanilla notes. Follow a swig of whisky with a sip of beer and repeat until both glasses run dry.
SPEARHEAD HAWAIIAN STYLE PALE ALE (LCBO #294520, 6×355 ml/$13.95), JIM BEAM BLACK (LCBO #324863, 750 ml/$29)
The whisky’s caramelized maple characteristics round out the beer’s robust hoppiness and prickly brown spice. Try this combo in a Boilermaker: a pint of beer with a shot or two of whisky tossed in for good measure. It’s part of our cultural creed to fortify beer with whisky, and it never hurts to uphold the tenets of patriotism, especially in the wake of Canada Day.
CAMERON’S RYE PALE ALE (LCBO #337337, 650 ml/$5.95), FORTY CREEK COPPER POT RESERVE (LCBO #285254, 750 ml/$28.45)
Grand River’s Tail Set takes whiskey and ginger to the next level when paired with Toronto’s favourite session whiskey. With notes of toffee and orchard fruits, Jameson makes nice with a light and spicy brew. Best to sip this Irish-style, a glass of whiskey requisite for every pint.
GRAND RIVER TAIL SET GINGER ALE (LCBO #349142, 500 ml/$3.95), JAMESON IRISH WHISKEY (LCBO #10157, 750 ml/$32.95)