September 30, 2018

The Best Beers to Pair With Turkey Dinner

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.

Belgian Quadrupel

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.

Brut IPA

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.

Spiced Holiday Red

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.

Saison de Noel 

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.

Session IPA

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.

Scottish Wee Heavy

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.

Coffee Porter

Why finish the meal off with coffee when you could finish it off with coffee porter? 'Nuff said.