Brunch Pairings

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.


Upstreet Rhuby Social

This local, witbier from Upstreet Brewing Company has subtle flavours of strawberry, rhubarb and spice. Lightly tart and refreshing, it’s a great pair for smoked salmon or mild breakfast sausages.


Matua Sauvignon Blanc

This wine is clean and crisp with intense lemon-lime aromas and flavours. It’s zesty, mouth-watering and refreshing. Try pairing it with smoked salmon bagel that’s piled high with herbs and red onions, or green salads full of crisp spring vegetables.


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.


Ruffino Prosecco

A fresh, crisp, vibrant Italian sparkling wine with juicy aromas of honey and freshly cut lemon and lime. This Prosecco makes for a wonderful pair for breads or fried foods like chicken and waffles, French toast or pastries.