Thanksgiving is a time to offer thanks amongst family & friends. A day full of laughter, football, and of course, a delicious meal. Preparing the perfect traditional thanksgiving meal can be a challenge. We hope this guide consisting of five food and beer pairings will enhance your thanksgiving meal. Happy Thanksgiving!
Beer: Brooklyn Brewery Sorachi Ace
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace is a classic saison and known world-wide. This unfiltered golden farmhouse ale has a wonderfully clean malt flavor with the Sorachi Ace hop standing front and center. The Dry-hopping brewing process releases Sorachi Ace’s bright, spicy aromatics that will counterpart the subtle rich, earthy flavors of the turkey.
Dish: Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Beer: Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale
Brown ales are a great pairing to balance the buttery potatoes smothered with rich gravy. Avery Ellie’s Brown chocolate malt gives this beer a brown sugar maltiness with hints of vanilla and nuts, while subtle hopping gives it an overall drinkability that’s second to none. A pairing that will go back-and-forth flawlessly.
Beer: New Belgium Fat Tire White
Fat Tire Belgian White will harmonize wonderfully with the spice and fruit notes normally found in stuffing recipes. Fat Tire Belgian White is a light-bodied unfiltered wheat ale brewed with juicy Seville orange peel and freshly ground coriander. It offers the perfect balance of refreshment and drinkability with just a hint of sweetness.
Dish: Cranberry Sauce
Beer: UFO CranBeery
This just makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? UFO CranBeery is a hefeweizen infused with cranberries. This beer offers slightly sweet notes with additions of tartness. The sweetness of the cranberry dish is set up to tame the tart quality of the beer for a perfect match.
Dish: Pumpkin Pie
Beer: Summit Great Northern Porter
There is always room for pumpkin pie. Always! The roasted malts and coffee notes of the Great Norther Porter from Summit Brewing Company will enhance the spicy character of the pumpkin pie. Topped with whip cream, you can’t go wrong.
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!