I wish there were more Thanksgiving-themed beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by cmiller4642, Sep 26, 2018.

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  1. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    Oktoberfests go to Pumpkin beers go to Christmas beers.

    I associate Wet Hop IPA's with Halloween too

    I wish there was something in between for Thanksgiving.
  2. Squire

    Squire Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Oh, there is, around my place we call it Pilsner.
  3. jesskidden

    jesskidden Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    I thought it was "XXX Amber Ale".
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  4. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Anything decadent fits the bill for Turkey day
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  5. MNAle

    MNAle Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    I don't know anything about these, but cranberry is a Thanksgiving thing, right?

    Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic
    Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale
  6. eppCOS

    eppCOS Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    I'm sure you could find a fresh-hop pumpkin ale if you needed to... for me, T'giving is more about wine. Always has been. Is that blasphemous? :wink:
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  7. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Every year, son:

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  8. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania

    We're no longer friends. :nauseated_face:
  9. IroquoisPlisken

    IroquoisPlisken May 21, 2013 Ohio

    Maybe someone will come along and make a stuffing and gravy milkshake ipa?
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  10. Ahonky

    Ahonky Feb 13, 2018 New York

    I do too. Saison DuPont in the meantime is my Thanksgiving beer. We always drink Beaujolais Nouveau with that meal, but I drink the Saison just prior to, leaving some to mix in between the wine.

    Thanksgiving beers should be a thing, OP.
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  11. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    What are your thoughts concerning a Cranberry (Belgian) Pale Ale?

    Would that sound like a tasty Thanksgiving seasonal beer to you?


    @brianhink @JValm @Sixpoint @CapeMayBrewCo
  12. Alefflicted

    Alefflicted Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    That sounds terrible! But since you put the idea out there, I expect one to be brewed very shortly...
  13. Dan411

    Dan411 Mar 20, 2017 Missouri

    I have heard Joe @ JOW's arcade and beer reviews refer to some of the more murky NEIPAs as turkey gravy. He's on to something.
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  14. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I doubt so at Thanksgiving. The harvest is almost done, and we're winding up Fresh Hop season. There would almost certainly be no truly "fresh" hops left by early-mid November when they would need to be brewed.

    Now, for Canadian Thanksgiving (next week), no problem! :wink:
  15. MNAle

    MNAle Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    Ha ha... I said I knew nothing about them... they just popped up when I searched for "cranberry" here on BA. :sunglasses:
  16. IroquoisPlisken

    IroquoisPlisken May 21, 2013 Ohio

    The craft beer scene is so up its own ass at this point that anything and everything is possible. It’s starting to be like rule 34 but with beer instead of porn. If it can be thought of and brewed, inevitably it will be regardless of whether or not it should be.

    DISKORD Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    Pumpkin beers are Thanksgiving-themed beers.
  18. CrimeDog

    CrimeDog Dec 31, 2015 New York

    There is a brewery near me that makes a porter called Gravy Train...
  19. eppCOS

    eppCOS Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    @beertunes -taken too literally, hence my wink. I need a sarcasm font. Was targeting the between-ness of the OP's post, is all... cheers!
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  20. Ahonky

    Ahonky Feb 13, 2018 New York

    I definitely believe a turkey beer should be gold, effervescent and dry. It has to be elegant and not American hoppy.

    Save the porters and whatnot for after dinner, once digestion is underway and the pants are unbottoned
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  21. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming

    Alaskan Cranberry Tart is pretty good.
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  22. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Isn't that for the day after Thanksgiving!
  23. Lahey

    Lahey Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    Idk if there's many sweet potatoe beers around the country, but there's a couple around here that would work.
  24. slangtruth

    slangtruth Jan 8, 2012 Kentucky

    I give thanks for beer every day.
  25. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Fruity tarts/sours (or cranberry if I can find it) are my choice to accompany the traditional T-Day meal. The acidic beer cuts right thru all the fat that is associated with the turkey, gravy, etc. Can't wait! :slight_smile::slight_smile:
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  26. bbtkd

    bbtkd Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Close enough for me. On Thanksgiving I'm looking forward to BCBS hunting the next day.
  27. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Come to NJ it's still on some shelves!
  28. ypsifly

    ypsifly Sep 22, 2004 Michigan

    The question being which Danish twin will do it first.....
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  29. CanConPhilly

    CanConPhilly May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Veil did make a fried chicken beer, so fried turkey should be right in their wheelhouse.
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  30. bubseymour

    bubseymour Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    IMO, any highly rated beer that you have for special occassionand love fits perfectly for Thanksgiving. Sure there are many fall beers, and beers that pair well with certain foods, but its best to go with what you love. Style be damned.

    And from my years of experience....the best way to do Thanksgiving is to try and fast all day if you can, and have that first delicous beer of your choice about 1/2 to 1 hour before the meal is served. Smelling the food cooking, and being hungry, your taste buds will be going bonkers and that beer will be the best thing you ever had.
  31. MNAle

    MNAle Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    Besides, after fasting all day, you'll get a really good buzz! :grin:
  32. tzieser

    tzieser Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    Yeah, I agree. This one is my favorite Thanksgiving beer so far (no South Shore homerism, I swear:wink:)


    Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale

    EDIT: apparently they can it now too (like everything else beer related these days)
  33. BruChef

    BruChef Nov 8, 2009 New York

    The Bruery’s Autumn Maple.
  34. ryan1788a5

    ryan1788a5 Nov 27, 2009 Massachusetts

    Came here to say Mayflower Thanksgiving. Mystic also brews some sort of cranberry beer, think it was a saison. The Bruery Autumn Maple fits nicely too.

    I think a lot of brewers tend to shy away from specifically branding a beer as a “Thanksgiving Beer” because it leaves a very short window to sell. I personally enjoy a nice dry Belgian ale on Thanksgiving. I’ll go Saison DuPont or St Bernardus 12 or something of that ilk, then maybe have a barrel aged beer or something of the heavier and darker persuasion for dessert.
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  35. beeragent

    beeragent Aug 16, 2005 Texas

    Hmm, something that has maize and sweet potatoes in the grain bill, then spiced with pumpkin spices, then dry hopped with cranberries! Haha
  36. Giantspace

    Giantspace Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Its called porter and brown ale.......a saison works well too

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  37. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    You lost me at pumpkin spices, but otherwise, I'd be in.
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  38. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    Is Anchor BigLeaf Maple still alive and kicking?
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  39. dcotom

    dcotom Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I'd go with Boulevard Harvest Dance. Or maybe Deschutes Sagefight. But since I'm working and preparing Thanksgiving dinner for the group home, it'll be cranberry-apple punch or mulled cider.
    No, sir. No, it is not. :wink:

    Edit: A glass of mulled wine would really hit the spot right about now. If only I had a little more ambition...
    #39 dcotom, Sep 27, 2018
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  40. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Sep 15, 2014 Colorado

    Pumpkin ales are Thanskgiving beers. Haha. However, my favorite beer style for Thanksgiving is a good quad.
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