Beer for the stage:
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout. Given Stage 3's proximately to the Atlantic coast, a fresh serve of oysters (might be popular with the wife) at 10pm would be ideally washed down with a pint of Sammy Smiths great stout. Near enough to opaque, this beer delivers in all the right areas, incredibly silky in mouthfeel, a rich complex texture, a velvety dry character across the palate and a roasted sweet finish.
Bière locale: Brasserie de la Cote de Jade. The 10hL brewery was established in 2003 in Pornic, in the department of Loire-Atlantique, and is located about halfway into Stage 3, only 10km from the route proper. They tick out a blonde, amber and brown ale as their workhorses and also deliver two fruit beers, a strawberry/raspberry and a blackberry/cassis as limited releases. Nearby Nantes also has a great little brewery Les Trois Brasseurs (The 3 Brewers) who also do a great range from a white ale through to a Christmas release.