Serves 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red cabbage thinly sliced
  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • 2 medium apples cored and sliced
  • 1 12 oz can of pale ale (we used Libra Pale Ale)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar


  1. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan.
  2. Add the red cabbage and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the apples, sauté for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the white wine vinegar.
  5. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce to a slow simmer and cook for 1 hour or until all of the liquid is gone.
  7. Finish with the white wine vinegar.

Pair With a Smoked Pork Chop

  1. Cook the smoked chop of your choice.
  2. Using a med size pan, melt butter and sear the chops on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Serve on a bed of the beer braised red cabbage and apple.

Libra Pale Ale is available online and at Sobeys locations.