Great Pairings for BBQ Season

An alcohol-free spin on summer barbecues.
Published June 14, 2018

One of the things Canadian’s love most about summer is barbecue season. Heck, we love grilling so much we’ve even been known to bust out the barbecue in a snowstorm! But since the weather is cooperating, and summer is upon us, it’s time to show off our best grilling skills. Brews and brats are a classic combination, but boy, do those SmartPoints add up quickly! Fortunately, we’ve found a solution perfect for your next barbeque: the great-tasting, alcohol-free beers and wines from the Hill Street Beverage Company. Whether you're limiting your alcohol intake or just want to keep your SmartPoints low (maybe for an extra helping of dessert?), there's a pairing for every party.

Check out our menu suggestions below for a splendid summer gathering.


Designated Draft

Crisp, clean, and refreshing, this beer is a crowd-pleaser and the perfect accompaniment to a barbecue menu. So good, in fact, it’s won Silver (2017) and Bronze (2016) awards at the US Open Beer Championships...and it's only two years old! Try it with flame-grilled meats or spicy sides.

Hill Street Craft Brewed Lager

For the more sophisticated beer-drinker, Hill Street Craft Brewed Lager won't disappoint! Best paired with pork, seafood or chicken, this beer is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Vin(Zero) Chardonnay

Opting for a white wine on a hot summer day instead of a beer? Vin(Zero) Chardonnay is refreshing, light, and full of character. With notes of exotic fruit and citrus, this wine is best paired with delicate shellfish, poultry or grilled veggies.