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What to Pair With an Easter Ham?

Not quite sure which beers to buy for your Easter ham? Here are five beer styles that will pair beautifully with that baked pig.

What to Pair With an Easter Ham?

There is an international and Canadian choice to make shopping faster and easier, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Click on the beer style for a complete list of beers to try.

Irish Stout

As we know, Irish Stout is dry and full-flavored. That contrasting profile will pull the salt out of the ham and amplify its most important flavors.

International pick: Avery Out Of Bounds

Canadian pick: Granville Island Brewing Shamrocker Potato Stout

Dark Beer with Ham
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A light, snappy beer that is another style that will yank the salt out of the meat and slash its way through the fat.

International pick: Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils

Canadian pick: Steam Whistle Pilsner


Maibock/Helles Bock

Similar to Pilsner, but maltier and sweeter, which will match up with the meat but have enough hops to cut the fat and carbonation to clean your palate.

International pick: Hofbrau Maibock

Canadian pick: Cannery Brewing Stumbling Goat

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English Brown Ale

The caramel and nutty flavors in one of my favorite styles is a terrific complement to the sweetness of the roasted meat.

International pick: Goose Island Nut Brown Ale

Canadian pick: Big Rock Traditional Ale

Belgian Strong Pale Ale

A list from me wouldn’t be complete without an offering from Belgium now, would it? A thirst-quenching style with loads of scrubbing carbonation, along with plenty of citrusy spice, ham would be happy to have a goblet of this golden God next to it.

International pick: Delirium Tremens

Canadian pick: Category 12 Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Ham and light beer
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