Big Rock Brewery ® - Honey Brown Lager

Brewmaster's Notes


Dark Lager







Key Ingredients:

  • Hops: Honey from Three Hills and two varieties of hops.
  • Malt: Blend of pale and caramel.


Auburn colour with amber accents.


Malty, sweet honey.


Full-bodied, medium carbonation.


Sweet honey/molasses flavour, slightly hopped with fuller mouth feel.

Food Pairing:

Honey Brown’s rich and creamy character goes well with a wide variety of foods including grilled meats & chicken salad. Its subtle sweetness creates a wonderful contrast to spicier foods and makes it especially good with Mexican cuisine, spicy curries and Pan-Asian dishes.

The Clue is in the Name

We use real honey from friendly local bees to help sweeten our Honey Brown lager, while the Brown comes from something just as natural and local, our world-renowned Alberta prairie malt.

Little Known Fact

Environmentalists are concerned that worldwide bee populations are in decline. Such is their importance to our ecosystem, it is believed their absence will result in mankind's extinction. (At which point you might not care that Honey Brown isn't as sweet.)

Big Rock Employee Pairings:


British Columbia

Music Pairing

Artist: Justin Timberlake
Song: Cabaret
Artist: Michael Jackson
Artist: John Legend
Artist: Miguel
Song: Adorn

Honey Brown Chicken


- 1 bottle Big Rock Honey Brown Lager

- 3 chicken breasts

- 1/4 cup water

- 1/4 cup mustard

- 1/4 cup honey

- 1/4 cup HP sauce, regular


Marinate chicken in 1/2 cup of Honey Brown Lager for 2 hours in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Place chicken in roasting pan with water; cook until half done, approximately 20 minutes; drain water from pan.

In microwave-safe bowl, add mustard, honey, HP sauce, and remaining Honey Brown Lager. Whisk until smooth. Heat in microwave on high heat until liquid comes to a boil. Whisk mixture again; pour over chicken in a roasting pan; baste until chicken is coated.

Finish cooking in oven for 15 minutes. Be sure to turn chicken at least once and baste with drippings in pan.

Enjoy with Honey Brown.

Movie Pairing


Transformers trailer

More Info: Transformers