Beers to Have on Hand
You’re planning on serving wine but a guest may surprise you by asking for beer. Keep a couple of good-quality, characterful beers that will satisfy ale aficionados and lager lovers alike. Innis & Gunn Original (LCBO 334037, 500 mL, $3.05) is a Scotch ale aged in whisky barrels, giving it toffee and malted vanilla notes. Hop City Barking Squirrel Lager (LCBO 267773, 473 mL, $3.20) is a refreshing amber lager with toasty malts and easygoing hops.