Pairings for Your Pint

A seasonal squash-centric menu

Pumpkins may get all the love this time of year, but there's another gourd that's equally deserving of your attention. Whether you go sweet or savory, squash brings a bounty of fall flavor to the table.

So invite your crew over for that gathering you've been planning, crack open a few ice-cold beers and take a look at this menu that will squash all others.

Start with a finger-friendly Kabocha Squash Toast + Miso Jam (get the recipe). The hint of spice in Stella Artois accentuates the sweet-savory miso punch.

For the main event, serve a juicy Roasted Quail (get the recipe) on a bed of farro and butternut squash. Prepare an easy side dish, like these Roasted Brussels Sprouts (get the recipe). The sweetness of the roasted apples, squash and candied walnuts in the mix pairs beautifully with the mild maltiness of Stella Artois.

Last, but certainly not least, end with a showstopping dessert: Winter Squash Bread and Butter Pudding (get the recipe).

Dinner is served. Thank the gourd.