Pairing Beer with Thanksgiving Dinner

Give thanks to great beer this Thanksgiving

If you love beer, you want it with every meal. Pairing beer is more and more common, even when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner. Why should wine be the only option when sitting down to a delicious roast turkey, mash and green bean casserole? And most Thanksgiving dinners begin with a football game, so beer is just a natural beverage to serve on this holiday.

Don't let wine steal the spotlight this Thanksgiving. Give beer a chance.

Don’t let wine steal the spotlight this Thanksgiving. Give beer a chance.

Beer and pre-Thanksgiving dinner

We know that all beer goes well with football, but since you have a long night of eating and drinking, and thanking to do, start off with light beer that’s low in alcohol. You don’t want to fill up too quickly, or get too buzzed before you sit down to dinner. A good suggestion would be Saisons – it is a good and sturdy farmhouse ale. They are great for sipping while you get ready to eat.

There are many great beer pairings with your Thanksgiving dinner

There are many great beer pairings with your Thanksgiving dinner

Beer and Thanksgiving dinner

Once you are at the table, reach for some wild and sour ale. These styles have gone through spontaneous fermentation or have gained their tart and caramel like flavors from the process of “sour mashing”. This is a great beer for those who typically prefer wine with Thanksgiving dinner. And, because it is Thanksgiving, why not have a few pumpkin ales ready. It may be a little too “on the nose”, but it is Thanksgiving; you gotta have some pumpkin ale.

Beer and Thanksgiving dessert

Once you hit your sweet desserts, it’s time to bring out the stouts. Rich, chocolaty, flavor packed stouts. It is the frosting on the cake, the cherry on top of a great Thanksgiving meal, hopefully while you are surrounded by family and everything you are thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving from Castle Rock Homebrew Supply

Happy Thanksgiving from Castle Rock Homebrew Supply

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