Brew: Lavender Sage Cream Ale
Brewery: Libra -- drinklibra.ca
Why drink it? If you’re into Dry January or have set an intention for 2023 that involves health or wellness, Libra (a division of Charlottetown’s Upstreet Brewing) non-alcoholic craft beer has a selection of brews to consider – you can order online or see where it’s sold near you. Artist Serena Ryder collaborated on this one, a balanced cream ale with floral notes blended with savoury sage elements. A honey fondant flavour emerges, and overall, it’s both subtle and complex. Partial proceeds support ArtHaus, an organization that supports emerging artists.
Pair with: Lavender shortbread cookies leftover from the holiday season. A brunch of pancakes with a strawberry-sage jam on the side, or a fruit-filled crepe topped with a dollop of crème fraiche. Make it a Pie January with a sausage and sage pot pie.
Price: $34.95 / 12 pack
Music pairing: Better Now, Serena Ryder