Premier Brands Ltd’s Quick Guide to Cooking with Beer

Let's be honest - Who doesn't enjoy the qualities of a classic, imported European beer? We all do! Whether you enjoy a cold beer after work or choose to share with friends, Premier Brands’ line-up of great tasting beers offers choices for many different flavour profiles. Since you are a lover of beer you know there are more uses for this fermented beverage than simply a thirst quencher!

Cooking with beer is a well-loved tradition that can impart earthy rich flours as well as sweet nutty notes. We'll walk you some quick tips for cooking with beer and how to add a new beer-dimension to your cooking.

How to Cook with Beer

When you’re cooking with beer, there are a few things to consider. Did you know that the bitter hops found in beer will balance foods that are naturally sweet, even work well with rich creamy foods and cheeses, while the malts add a touch of sweetness. Beer adds an earthy flavour to savoury dishes such as stews, chilis, and soups, a caramelized flavour to baked goods and it can also be used to braise, deglaze, and marinate your foods.

Beers used in batters, sauces, and dressings add flavour, lightness and body. What’s important to remember that different beers work best with different types of food.

Beer Pairings

  • • Wheat beers work well with chicken and seafood. - Paulaner Weisse, Schneider Hells, Hacker Weisse &   Schofferhofer Weisse
  • • Doppelbocks pair perfectly with pork, beef, and lamb. – Schneider’s Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock,   Paulaner Salvator Dopplebock
  • • Dark ales and lagers blend nicely with stews and cheesy dishes. – DAB Dark Bier
  • • Fruity beers and Radlers are excellent choices for desserts. - Hacker Weisse Bier, Schofferhofer Grapefruit   Radler

Fried Foods

If you're making fish and chips or even popcorn shrimp, use an excellent lager to make the batter light and airy. Dab Export is our choice! With flavours of light hops, malts honey and oak, this medium bodied imported lager can’t be beat!

Soups and Stews

A stout should do the trick when looking to add flavour and depth to your Soups and Stews. Our Jet Black Heart from BrewDog Brewery will transform your broth and bring out the flavours hidden within it. With its rich roasted coffee, chocolate, and dark berry fruit notes, this deep stout is a perfect addition.

You will also love our Paulaner Salvator Doppelbock! The perfect partner for meaty stews and thicker soups, with rich aromas of orange, toasted nut, molasses and spice meet flavours of toffee, cloves, chocolate, and creamy malt notes. You will find the Paulaner Salvator to be a very food friendly beer.


Planning to make bread or other baked goods? A light beer is a great choice. Dab Ultimate (our low-calorie - low carb, superior light beer) will add a fluffy sweat lift and texture.

For sweet desserts, including cupcakes and fruit loafs, you can grab a darker option to compliment. Hacker-Pschorr Munich Dark has sweat roasted malt notes, with hints of nut, caramel and dried fruits that will elevate your baked goods to a new dimension.

Sauces, Marinades & Rubs

If you’re a BBQ enthusiast, you know that beer helps tenderize meat. It also helps caramelize the outside of seared meats, like steaks and lamb! Schneider’s Aventinus Doppelbock is dark amber brown and spicy with chocolatey notes that ad an earthy, sweet flavour to barbecue sauce.

We know you will love the adventure of adding the use of beer to your cooking! Beer always imparts something special, enjoy!

The Future of Canadian Import Beer - Premier Brands

Over the past three decades, Premier Brands has been actively building brands in the beverage industry. Founded in 1988 by Jeff Dafoe, Premier has been privileged to participate in the growth of the Canadian imported beer, cider and the newly developing category of non-alcoholic beer.

Over the years there have been many changes within the industry, including the retail landscape, with private retailers now becoming a major influence in beer and cider sales. There have also been changes to consumer tastes which are increasingly focused on the “good for you” health trends, including a focus on low calorie, low carb and vegan offerings.

To more effectively reach today’s consumer, Premier is enhancing its social media strategy to better resonate and engage consumers from all walks of life across Canada.

Premier’s long-standing brand partners add centuries of the finest craftmanship, experience and category leading-brand experiences to help construct a portfolio of products that not only meet todays, but anticipate tomorrow’s consumer preferences.

“Every single day, our goal is to: “deliver brand-building excellence through integrity, passion, and innovation to create mutually successful and sustainable relationships.”

Premier Brands initially developed these principles in Ontario and, over the years has evolved into a Canada wide company with sales and marketing teams covering the entire nation.

Pioneering into the Future

As Premier continues to evolve and increase its understanding about consumer patterns, they draw on their three decades of experience to use as a strong foundation for future planning. According to Dafoe, “We’ve continued to develop our people and our brands through very challenging environments including, the 9/11 terrorist attack, the 2008 Financial Crisis and now the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Each time, our people and our customers have demonstrated their resilience and love for variety, health and growth. Premier Brands continues this positive outlook on growth heading into 2021. “We are excited and fortunate, we cannot wait to see what the future brings.”

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Cook with Schneider

Chop the meat into big cubes and sear it in a pot., Sear along the onion and the carrot for a moment, deglaze everything with half of the red vine. Add the juniper berries and the bay leaves and allow the wine to everything to reduce. Leave everything to stew for 4 hours with the rest of the red vine and the gravy. Fold in the chopped mushrooms. Salted potatoes are just perfect as a side dish.

"The Bavarians simply made Böfflamott out of the French phrase 'Boeuf á la mode'. My grandfather Georg IV. Schneider toped it his favorite dish. TAP6 Unser Aventinus, our complex and roasty malty wheat doppelbock pairs extremely well with this rich dish."

The favorite dish of Georg IV. Schneider

Enjoy your meal!


  • 1 kg shoulder piece of beef
  • 1 carrot, 1 onion
  • 5 juniper berries
  • 10 bay leaves
  • 1 bottle of red vine
  • 1 l dark gravy
  • 200 ml port vine
  • 100 g mushrooms
  • butter

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Cook with Schneider

Sautée the onions, deglaze them with TAP5 Meine Hopfenweisse and cook it until half of the liquid has vaporized. Add curry powder, the chili pepper and half of the fruits. Let everything cook for a bit. Pour in the broth and the cream. Purée the sauce, add salt and pepper to taste and then add in the rest of the fruits. Sear the chicken breasts with their skin upside down. Heat your oven to 120°C and put it on air circulation. Then, let the chicken breasts bake for 20 minutes. This dish pairs wonderfully with wild rice.

"This extravagant beer needs a strong partner like the spicy chicken curry. The fruits repeat the original wheat beer aroma and complete this treat. TAP5 Meine Hopfenweisse makes this chicken curry my latest favorite dish."

The favorite dish of Georg VI. Schneider

Enjoy your meal!

Ingredients for 4 persons:

  • Half an onion
  • 1/4 l TAP5 Meine Hopfenweisse
  • 1 small banana
  • Half a  mango
  • Half a baby pineapple
  • Yellow curry powder
  • 200 ml cream
  • 200 ml chicken broth
  • 4 chicken breast filets with skin
  • Half a red chili pepper

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World's Best Sweet / Milk Stout 2012

Milky, chocolatey nose. Irish cream coffee and slight floral notes. Cocoa and vanilla, creamy with a full body. Gooey sweetness balanced by hoppy bitterness.

World's Best Oatmeal Stout 2012

Rich, rich nose. Chocolate and roasted malts, pumpernickel and burnt toast. Zippy hops on entry, medium full body, great roasted flavours and lots of viscosity. Good dry finish.

World's Best IPA 2012

Dusty "grain store" nose with hops and lemon jelly fruit. Oily pine, freshly cut grass. Massive citrus fruit in mouth with sappy malt and peppery hops. Long bittersweet finish.


Hello Brunch! A twist on the classic champagne cocktail with Schofferhofer Grapefruit

In a shaker, pour Gin, St. Germain, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and ice. Shake vigorously, strain into a champagne flute or coupe. Then top off with Schofferhofer Grapefruit!



  • 1 oz. Gin
  • .5 oz. St. Germain
  • .75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 3 oz. Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Beer

Swedish Sling

Sweden became synonymous with this iconic drink's rising popularity in the early 1900s and has continued ever since especially when using a London Dry Gin.

Muddle the Lime in the Glass. Build over ice in Rekorderlig Pint Glass. Garnish with 1 Strawberry and a Sprig of Mint



  • 25 mL. Gin
  • 1 Lime Cut into 8 Pieces
  • 1 Can of Rekorderlig Strawberry-Lime Cider

Dark & Fruity

A Swedish twist off of the more traditional "Dark and Stormy" Cocktail, this highball will have you wishing you were on the sands of Bermuda!

Squeeze a Lime Wedge into the Glass. Build over ice in Rekorderlig Pint Glass Garnish with Berries or Lime Wedge



  • 30ml Dark Rum
  • 1 Dash Angostura Bitter (optional)
  • 1 Squeeze of Lime
  • 1 Can of Rekorderlig Wild Berries Cider

Tall Blonde

We all know that cocktails all around the world have very strange and unusual names, so of COURSE we had to make a "Swedish" Twist on this one... The Tall Blonde!

Muddle the Lemon in the Glass. Build over ice in Rekorderlig Pint Glass. Garnish with Lemon Wedge or Lemon Wheel



  • 25ml Gin
  • ½ Lemon Cut into 4 Pieces
  • 1 Can of Rekorderlig Passionfruit Cider