Thanksgiving: all 48 of your cousins descend upon one house, ready to eat, drink, be merry, and ask endless questions about your personal life. Your salvation? Beer, of course.
These are our picks for the best beers to drink with Thanksgiving dinner.
One of the most sought-after beers in the world. First brewed by Trappist monks (and now by you!) with deep flavors of raisin, caramel, and dark fruit. Perfectly complements smoked turkey.
When your mother-in-law starts the meal with a champagne toast, pour yourself out a glass of Brut IPA. She'll never know the difference.
A strong(-ish) amber ale, built for the cold. For homebrewers: substantial gravity, but fast turnaround so you can get some holiday cheer from fermenter to pint, ASAP.
Unlike regular saisons, meant to to refresh farmers during manual labor, Saison de Noel is engineered to complement rich holiday fare and sustain you through long winter nights.
What is the purpose of a session IPA? To get you through long stretches of time, of course. And we think that 8 hours in one house with all of your relatives certainly qualifies.
On the flip side, that same house full of relatives might be cause enough to get really drunk, really quickly. We're not judging. Enter: the Wee Heavy.
Why finish the meal off with coffee when you could finish it off with coffee porter? 'Nuff said.