Doubble LPA AND CHEESE
Pairing Double IPAs with holiday fare can be tricky because the full body and intense bitterness of the beer tends to take over. But the funky, piquant and savoury flavours of blue-cheese-stu ed olives can stand up to a robust IPA like Laser Show from Left Field Brewery (LCBO 546457, 650 mL, $8.95). To serve, thread the olives on a cocktail pic and rest it on top of a snifter glass. Taste how the cheese teases out sweetness in the beer while also contrasting the ale’s juicy melon and lychee notes.