Brunch’s charm lies in its varied potential. Do you prefer a savory breakfast? Steak and eggs, breakfast burritos, or a delectable quiche are just for you. Got a sweet tooth? Sticky sweet pancakes, stuffed French toast, or some glazed cinnamon rolls may be your best brunch pick.
Whichever direction you favor, it can be argued that the whole point of brunch is to sleep in past noon, then enjoy a late, leisurely and decadent meal with great company…..and can’t we all get on board with that? It’s the perfect opportunity to pour a glass of wine or share a bottle with friends. When you think about drinks to enjoy with brunch, you might think of mimosas or Bellini’s, but the right wine or beer can also be a great pairing for your favorite brunch food.
Here are some of our favorites:
St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale
This lighter wheat ale from St. Ambroise in Montreal, Quebec, has a distinctive twist. Natural apricot flavour is blended with barley and wheat malts to create this subtly sweet and very balanced beer. It’s a great pair for ham or bacon, where the carbonation, natural sweetness and acidity are a great foil for the salt and fat in the pork.
Gahan Big Don Coffee Belgian Blonde
Locally roasted Receiver coffee is added to PEI Brewing Company’s Belgian Blonde Ale. The combination of coffee-like roasted malts and actual coffee invokes a morning cup of joe, while adding citrusy and chocolatey flavours. This is a great pair for heartier brunch dishes like steak and eggs or baked beans.