Really Good Beer Pairings for Thanksgiving

By Tim Brack / Photography By Amy Robb | November 17, 2016
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Pairing beer with Thanksgiving dishes is no simple task. The shelves are flooded with winter and fall seasonals, and while they all look delicious, some craft beers bring more to the table than others.

So, this holiday, we want to help make it a bit easier for you to find the right craft beer for your meal. Check out these top four pairing suggestions for a traditional southern Thanksgiving meal.

1. Duet IPA - Alpine Brewing Company
While munching on pre-dinner snacks like pimento cheese stuffed celery, grab an Alpine Duet IPA. The hoppy bitterness of this West Coast IPA pairs well with the zesty cheese and is perfect for curbing your appetite without diminishing it.

2. Scout Dog 44 Amber Ale - Veterans United Craft Brewery
Ideal for hearty side dishes, Scout Dog 44 won’t overwhelm flavors from classic dishes like oyster dressing, green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole. And if no one remembered to bring the good stuff, reach for a pint of Funky Buddha’s Sweet Potato Casserole—a spot-on rendition of a Thanksgiving Day staple without the bake time.

3. Belgian Pale Ale - Aardwolf Brewing Company
If you’re braving the fryer this Thanksgiving, which we hope you do, you’re going to want to pair it with the Belgian Pale Ale from Aardwolf Brewing Company. This malt-forward and mildly bitter ale was born to be enjoyed with fried turkey (and it’s so well balanced, it won’t overwhelm your palate).

4. Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Co.
Before you succumb to your food coma, we recommend hitting the dessert table with a glass of Founders Breakfast Stout. This beer is ready-made to accompany any and all kinds of sweets, but especially those of the chocolate variety.

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