What beers go well with turkey, gravy, stuffing, and pie? Some advice from the experts.
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The answer to the Thanksgiving drinks conundrum: you just need 3 bottles of cider. Here are our picks.
There's no one beverage that's going to perfectly match every item on your plate and you won't want a separate glass for your turkey, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and Brussels sprouts. But the beer you choose to serve is still important—as with any good celebration, you've gotta have good hooch.
The wall of craft beers and ciders at your local liquor store can seem daunting at first. But with a few guidelines, pairing for Thanksgiving can be exciting rather than stressful. We worked though a dozen or so ciders and beers to find out what works best for your feast.
What happens when you tell a crew of professional choosers-of-drinks to select wine and beer to serve with stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes, and yams?
The Thanksgiving feast is over. You're done. You're satisfied. But wait! There's pie! And how can say no to pie? Especially when there's beer to go with it.
Too many people think that beer is great for everyday dining, but reach for wine when it comes to special occasions. The notion is that grape is a more comely companion to the elegant feast than grain. But truth be told, beer's range of flavors makes it a much better match for turkey and trimmings than many would expect.
Cider is so perfect for the hearty, rustic flavors of fall that it just feels right for Thanksgiving. Here are a few general cider-choosing guidelines, plus some foolproof cider options that would be a welcome addition to any Turkey Day feast.
A few great ciders to serve at your Thanksgiving celebration.
Beer pairing doesn't have to end when you bring out dessert. Beer is great with pie, and pie is even better with a well-chosen beer. Here are a few favorite bottles to serve with Thanksgiving's final round.
Malty beer resonates with the caramelized skin of a turkey and brings out the herbal flavors in stuffing. Beer's carbonation and bitterness cleanses and refreshes the palate between bites. Here are a few awesome bottles to seek out for your Thanksgiving feast.