Let snacks take center stage at your holiday table
Break out the small dishes and let snacks take center stage. Aim for something salty, savory, spicy, and sweet for a varied four course display to pair with your favorite beverage. Use our suggested pairings below as a guide, or invite your guests to bring their own!
Salty snacks hold their own against the sweet malt backbone of a Belgian Dubbel or the balanced bitter hop character in our Rye IPA. For complementary pairings try: pretzels, peanut brittle, salted caramel cookies, and candied pecans. Better yet, serve up a slice of your favorite pies: pecan pie, apple pie, and pumpkin pie are all good picks.
For sweets with a dark chocolate edge, reach for our Imperial Stout. The rich roasted malts and notes of coffee make for an easy end of the evening sip that precedes a parting cup of coffee. Dark chocolate dipped dried fruit, dark chocolate coated candies, crisps, or brownie bites are a good bet. For sweet custardy desserts like pudding, ice cream, and small cakes topped with buttercream, or white chocolate, try the refreshing, mild roast of our Toasted Porter to balance these rich, complex flavors while being easy on the alcohol content.
Heat things up with something non-traditional and open up some spicy treats. The soft citrus of a Belgian White will cool down assertive spiciness of cereal snack mix, curried cashews, hot corn chips, or habanero pepper jelly. For savory pairings, put a plate of cured meats, brined vegetables, olives, and soft cheeses together for your guests to enjoy. The golden hue and subtly sweet character of a Belgian Tripel is equally up to the task of balancing a fiery assemblage of small bites.