Pairing Badger Beers with Your Christmas Feast

Roast Turkey 20th December 2023

As the festive season approaches, the aroma of roasting turkeys and the laughter of loved ones fill the air...

Elevate your Christmas dinner experience by carefully selecting the perfect beer pairings to complement each course. In this culinary journey, we explore the perfect combination of Badger Beers for your holiday menu, creating a symphony of flavours that will delight your taste buds.

Our Best Beers for a Three-Course Christmas Dinner

Starter: Badger Blandford Fly with Smoked Salmon


Kick off your Christmas celebrations with a sophisticated pairing that sets the tone for the evening. Badger’s Blandford Fly, a zesty and refreshing beer with a hint of ginger, proves to be an excellent companion for smoked salmon.


The light and citrusy notes of the Blandford Fly cut through the richness of the salmon, creating a harmonious balance. The subtle warmth of ginger enhances the smokiness, providing a delightful contrast that prepares your palate for the feast that lies ahead.


Serve the Blandford Fly well-chilled alongside a plate of expertly smoked salmon, and let the festivities begin.

Main Course: Badger Fursty Ferret with Turkey


When it comes to the centrepiece of your Christmas dinner, the turkey, you’ll want a beer that stands up to the savoury flavours without overpowering them. Badger’s Fursty Ferret, a chestnut amber ale with a malty sweetness, is the perfect match.


The caramel undertones of Fursty Ferret complement the succulent roasted turkey, enhancing its natural juices. The malt sweetness counterbalances any saltiness in the dish, providing a well-rounded palate experience.


Pour yourself a glass of Fursty Ferret to accompany each juicy bite of turkey and savour the festive fusion of flavours.


Dessert: Badger Master Stoat with Christmas Pudding or Mince Pies


As the grand finale of your Christmas feast approaches, indulge in the decadence of desserts paired with the robust Badger Master Stoat Coffee Stout. This velvety stout, brewed with rich coffee flavours and hints of toffee, adds a layer of complexity to your sweet treats.


Whether you’re serving Christmas pudding or mince pies, the rich, roasted coffee flavours of Master Stoat complement the deep, spiced notes of these classic desserts. The beer’s smooth texture and subtle bitterness provide a delightful contrast to the sweetness of the pudding or pies, creating a memorable conclusion to your holiday meal.


Tips for the Perfect Christmas Beer Pairing


  1. Temperature Matters: Ensure that your beers are served at the right temperature. While lighter beers like the Blandford Fly are best enjoyed chilled, allow the Fursty Ferret and Master Stoat to warm slightly to bring out their full flavours.
  2. Glassware: Choose appropriate glassware for each beer style. Tulip glasses for the Blandford Fly, a pint glass for the Fursty Ferret, and a stout glass for the Master Stoat will enhance the tasting experience.
  3. Sip and Savor: Encourage your guests to take their time sipping and savouring each pairing. Discuss the nuances of the flavours and how they enhance the overall dining experience.


In conclusion, crafting the perfect beer pairings for your Christmas dinner is a delightful way to elevate the joy of the season.


Badger’s Blandford Fly, Fursty Ferret, and Master Stoat Coffee Stout offer a diverse range of flavours that beautifully complement the richness of your festive spread. So, this Christmas, let the clinking of glasses and the mingling of flavours create a memorable culinary experience for you and your loved ones.


Cheers to a holiday season filled with good company and exceptional beer pairings!


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