Hello, my flock of beautiful doves. I'm having a few people over for the Game of Thrones season premiere on Sunday, and I'm thinking of making individual steak and ale pies for dinner. Does anyone have a recipe they really like? I can find a ton on the internet, but I'm usually more comfortable using a tried-and-true if anyone has one. It can be steak and Guinness or whatever too. I'm flexible.

I was also thinking of maybe doing a sort of shepherd's pie topping, like with garlic parmesan mashed potatoes or something instead of crust. Blasphemy? Great idea? Thoughts?