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Thanksgiving Food & Beer Pairings

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!

Dish: Turkey
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.

Other Beers to Try
New Belgium Brewing Sour Saison
North Coast Le Merle Saison

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.

Other Beers to Try
Brooklyn Brown Ale
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Ale

Dish: Stuffing
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.

Other Beers to Try
Avery White Rascal
UFO White

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.

Other Beers to Try
Schell’s Noble Star Electrik Empress
North Coast Cranberry Berliner Weiss

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.

Other Beers to Try
Lakefront Fuel Café
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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