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Tapas for Friday dinner made easy

Tapas for Friday dinner made easy

Beer + tapas = a fast, delicious meal!

Small dishes, made to share

Tapas are perfect for a casual dinner. The idea? A meal served on several small plates is placed on the table for everyone to share. Charcuteries, calamari salad, smoked trout, stuffed olives, garlic shrimp, artichoke hearts, mussel hors d’oeuvres… anything goes!

 

The golden rule: variety

Make sure there’s something for everyone: seafood, fish, meat, poultry, veggies, olives, nuts, and cheese – everything goes on the table at the same time. Tapas are a great match with a flavourful beer for a light, chilled-out aperitif.

 

A question of taste

In terms of finding a bottle (or two!) to go along with your tapas, you can choose according to personal taste or pairing suggestions: There are so many flavours on the table that you’re sure to find something for everyone!

White beer: Fans love this beer because of its subtle, fruity and spicy flavour. It’s naturally cloudy because of its high wheat content and non-filtered nature.

Lagers: The Ms. Popularity of the beer world! Low-temperature fermented, these blonde or red beers are supple, light and thirst-quenching.

Porters: Originally from England, this beer is known and loved for its dark colour, roasted flavour and subtle hop notes.

 

What to drink with these tapas dishes?

Smoked salmon: Pairs beautifully with Boréale Blanche, which has light citrus and coriander aromas.

Boréale Ale Blanche Édition Polaire

$10.91

Boréale Ale Blanche Édition Polaire

White Ale6 X 355 mlCanada
Boréale Ale Blanche Édition Polaire

Boréale Ale Blanche Édition Polaire

$10.91

White Ale6 X 355 mlCanada, QuebecSAQ code : 13668430
Not available onlineSee quantity in stores

 

Olives: Czechvar, a refreshing blonde beer, will be able to stand up to the distinct flavour of olives. It’s also light enough to complement tapas and be used as an aperitif.

Czechvar Premium

$2.95

Czechvar Premium

Blond Lager500 mlCzech Republic
Czechvar Premium

Czechvar Premium

$2.95

Blond Lager500 mlCzech RepublicSAQ code : 11479521
Not available onlineSee quantity in stores

 

Dates and chorizo: Faxe Red has fruity notes and slight sweetness due to its malt content, which makes it tapas-tastic with sweet and salty bites. It has enough body to balance well with spicy chorizo too!

Faxe Red

$2.50

Faxe Red

Russet Lager500 mlDenmark
Faxe Red

Faxe Red

$2.50

Russet Lager500 mlDenmarkSAQ code : 12232731
Not available onlineSee quantity in stores

 

Dark chocolate: With dark beer, it’s a match made in heaven. Luscious notes of cocoa, coffee and caramel mix together with this London Porter.

Fuller's London Porter

$3.90

Fuller's London Porter

Black Ale500 mlUnited Kingdom
Fuller's London Porter

Fuller's London Porter

$3.90

Black Ale500 mlUnited Kingdom, EnglandSAQ code : 10322409
Not available onlineNot available in stores

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY: David De Stefano

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