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These Are the Best Beers to Pair With Your Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s that time of year again! As autumn runs its course, the day is almost here where we dress up nice, stuff ourselves with food, and fall asleep on the couch watching football. But no matter how you spend your Thanksgiving, all of us have one thing in common. Whether you’re cracking open a beer to drink with your dinner or you’re just sipping because it’s your day off, I think we can all agree that a good Thanksgiving beer is essential.

So, lets pay homage to the mighty thanksgiving beer and properly pick the right drinks for the occasion. When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, there is definitely an array of food to choose from. That’s why we’re going to break it down by what craft beer you should drink based off of the food on your plate.


Like I’ve mentioned before, the right beer and food pairing can actually help extract mouthwatering flavors that you ordinarily wouldn’t taste. However, the same works the other way around. By pairing the wrong beer with a certain food, that beer may overcome the taste of the food, thus, leaving you unsatisfied. You may not have thought about it but choosing certain foods/beers to have with each other can drastically improve your meal. So, with that being said, let’s dive into the best craft beers to have based on your plate.


Turkey

Easily the most iconic dish of the holiday, Turkey is no stranger to being on the forefront of most people’s dinner menus. Now, I’m sure all of us out there have had Turkey that was delicious, and turkey that was pitiful. Was it bad because it was overcooked? Undercooked? Prepared differently? Or did you have the wrong drink that didn’t pair well with your turkey, leaving a bad taste in your mouth? Nonetheless, let’s get it right this year. For oven-roasted turkey, an Amber Lager adds a subtle fruity note that pairs well with turkey, while having a low bitterness that won’t overcome the dish. Our choice would be none other than our Toasted Amber Lager. For Smoked turkey, our craft beer of choice would have to be a Porter. It’s dark and rich flavors will complement the smoky sensation of this turkey well. Our choice would be our