Cheryl’s Game Day Picks

Libra North Cape Pale Ale

Libra from Upstreet Brewing offers a guilt-free way to enjoy game nights and social gatherings. Whether you’re into munchies or pub grub, it’s perfect for those unexpected overtimes. With near-zero alcohol content at just 0.4%, Libra is an excellent choice for designated drivers who still want to stay social. Pair it with classic game day foods like:

  • Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Loaded Nachos with Guacamole
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
  • Crispy Chicken Wings with Various Sauces
  • Cheese & Charcuterie Platters

These pairings enhance the enjoyment of Libra’s flavours, ensuring a delightful experience at your next gathering!

Rewind Seltzer Raspberry Lemon Zest

With flavours of juicy raspberries and a hint of lemon zest, Rewind Seltzer Raspberry Lemon Zest is the perfect choice for those seeking a lighter, delicious beverage.

For game day, enhance your experience with Rewind Seltzer Raspberry Lemon Zest by pairing it with delicious options like spicy chicken wings, caprese skewers, barbecue sliders, vegetable crudité with dip, fruit salad, cheese and charcuterie boards, fish tacos, and mango salsa with tortilla chips. The seltzer’s fruity and slightly tart flavours complement spicy, savory, and fresh dishes alike, ensuring a refreshing and enjoyable pairing for your gathering.

Great Big Friggin’ Red

Great Big Friggin’ Red from Jost Vineyards is the ultimate game day companion, perfect for firing up the BBQ with hot dogs and burgers or simply ordering pizza in. This wine embodies ease, enjoyment, and versatility, making it an ideal choice for casual dining and social gatherings during game day festivities.

Crafted in Nova Scotia at Jost Vineyards, Great Big Friggin’ is aged with Canadian oak and maple chips with aromatics of caramel, mocha, toast and maple, delivering a satisfying palate that pairs beautifully with a range of game day favourites. Whether cheering on your team or enjoying downtime with friends, Great Big Friggin’ Red promises to enhance your game day experience with its bold character and easy-drinking appeal.

Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Beer

Introducing Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Beer, a game day essential blending cold brew coffee with the creamy texture of Guinness Draught. This innovative beer offers a velvety smooth taste with distinct coffee notes, designed for the enjoyment of both coffee and beer aficionados. Enjoy straight from the can, where its nitrogen-infused pour creates a cascading effect of tiny bubbles, enhancing every sip.

For a game day twist, mix up the classic Black Velvet cocktail. Combine Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Beer with Champagne Saint Reol Brut Grand Cru (W0183Z). This iconic beer cocktail harmonizes the robust flavors of Guinness Nitro Cold Brew with the crispness of Champagne, creating a luxurious and celebratory drink perfect for game day gatherings.

Black Velvet Cocktail Recipe:

  • 1 part stout beer (traditionally Guinness)
  • 1 part champagne or sparkling wine (chilled)

In a champagne flute or a pint glass (for a more casual presentation), pour equal parts of stout beer and champagne/sparkling wine simultaneously. This helps in creating a layered effect. Serve immediately while the fizz is still active for the best taste and presentation.

Miller High Life

Miller High Life is a classic American lager that embodies the spirit of game day celebrations with its crisp, refreshing taste and iconic champagne-like bubbles. Known as the “Champagne of Beers,” Miller High Life is perfect for enhancing your game day experience with its smooth, balanced flavour that pairs effortlessly with a variety of foods and occasions.

For a game day cocktail that’s as unique as it is delicious, try the Spaghett Cocktail. Traditionally made with Miller High Life and Aperol, this cocktail combines the light, effervescent qualities of Miller High Life with the bittersweet, citrusy notes of Aperol. It’s a refreshing twist that adds a touch of sophistication to your game day festivities.

Spaghett Cocktail Recipe:

  • 1 bottle Miller High Life
  • 1 ½ oz Aperol
  • 0.5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice

Add all listed ingredients to a pint glass and stir to combine or take a drink or two out of the High Life, then pour the Aperol and lemon juice directly in the beer bottle – voila!