Thanksgiving Beer Lineup 2022

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    REVZEB (1,190) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois

    Starting to get ready for Thursday. What beers are you all having?
    Right now I’m thinking a wheatwine prior to dinner, just says harvest/thanksgiving to me. Trying to think of a beer for dessert that fits the moment but not too heavy given all the food!
    Excited to hear what you all have lining up. Cheers everyone!!
  2. Resistance88

    Resistance88 (600) Apr 9, 2015 California

    Thinking of doing Thomas Hardys 50th and 2 JW Lees* ( i think 2013 and 2014) , but i planned last year and didn't end up drinking what i planned....So it comes with an asterisk.

    *Lineup subject to change

    REVZEB (1,190) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois

    Very nice! Of course it is still early
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  4. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 (1,225) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    I haven't decided yet. I usually try to have a fruity sour to cut thru all the fat and provide a balance for all the umami, but don't have one in the fridge. I might look at Jolly Pumpkin's line-up; I haven' supported them for a while.
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  5. dcotom

    dcotom (1,045) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I'm working on Thanksgiving Day, so I'll be preparing a big dinner for the folks at the group home. The closest I'll get to alcohol that day will be slipping a couple ounces of Jim Bean Maple into my pecan pie filling. On the DL, of course.
  6. WestCoastVibin

    WestCoastVibin (0) Jul 7, 2020 California

    Celebration during the day for sure. I definitely want something on the lighter side for dinner. Tank 7 was way too heavy for that last year. I'm thinking an Almanac Farm to Barrel. Also pilsners from Brewery X and a high ABV stout to cap off the night.
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    REVZEB (1,190) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois

    Oh yeah a lighthearted fruit sour is a great idea
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  8. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk (970) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey
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    Im going to be with in-laws,its the land where fun goes to die. If you open a beer its just not worth it due to barrage of questions about what your drinking and why..
    So no beer on Thanksgiving for me although I might need to be medicated

    REVZEB (1,190) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois

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  10. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 (1,280) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Wait, that's THREE BARLEYWINES and NO STOUTS!?!?

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  11. Resistance88

    Resistance88 (600) Apr 9, 2015 California

    Pffft... no need to plan stouts thats everyday bidnezz for me!
    Been holding these ones cuz wife wanted to do a Barleywine thing since she's the one who likes them.
    The asterisk is also there for a reason :wink:
    I might open a 2017 Black Tuesday bottle i have .
  12. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead (805) Sep 15, 2014 Colorado

    No specific lineup planned, but I'll probably start with a coffee stout, then have some sort of Belgian ale(s), then finish with a strong ale or barleywine of some sort.
  13. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte (580) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    I know the FIL grabbed some Mad Elf Grand Cru. I might also pick up a 6er of Merry Monkey and assorted other things to add to the mix.
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  14. jonphisher

    jonphisher (725) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    The past 4-5 years now my brother in law and I keep saying we’re gonna split his last 750 of Victory Oak Horizontal, this one is from 2014 or 15 I believe. I really don’t remember though.

    Every year without fail we fail at doing so…too full every year. But it gets better cause we say oh we’ll do it at Christmas; again we fail…

    if we do finally do it this year I will post in the barley wine thread.
  15. VodkaPong87

    VodkaPong87 (415) Oct 9, 2020 Connecticut

    Same here with the plans changing. Has happened the last two Thanksgivings.

    This year I plan to open a Vintage Bigfoot (barrel aged bigfoot blend) bomber while the turkey's in the oven and drink it until the Giants game comes on. I have a feeling I'll be needing another beverage by halftime of that. Probably a nice barrel aged stout
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  16. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor (710) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio

    Probably some wine with dinner, but likely some Celebration throughout the day while cooking, and probably pop something big and special from the cellar - have a big SN Bigfoot ginger BA brew that sounds like it may need opening!
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  17. rgordon

    rgordon (575) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Surprise everyone wearing a nice sports jacket. you know, with the nice silk-lined chest pocket inside. If you don't have a nice thin flask, get one. Fill flask with a nice older Lagavulin and you'll be just fine. A dandy conversationalist!
  18. Harrison8

    Harrison8 (1,355) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    May finally pull one of the Drafting Table barrel aged beers out of the fridge to enjoy that evening, but the more likely selection is a Side Project a la Table to be served while waiting on dinner.

    Then I'll probably dip into a single barrel rye whiskey whenever I get home.
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  19. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy (1,015) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    tentatively set for: P3 Rye Lager and a Kostritzer schwarzbier for early afternoon / pre-meal, either SP BdP or Grisette with dinner (pairs so well with a juicy turkey!), and afterwards is either going to be a Benthic can (chosen day of at random) or Lumberstruck can depending on what mood i’m in. cheers!
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  20. slander

    slander (0) Nov 5, 2001 New York
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    I just pulled a case of Three Floyds Alpha Klaus (Christmas Porter), a beer that I've been loving on since it showed up here in NYC 3 years ago. Roast & a beautiful hop bite, English malt & Mexican sugar, yep.

    And I'm going to throw in either a Rodenbach Alexander or V&D Lambickx Kriek (or both) for my fruit kick, as well.
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  21. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa (735) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    My wife and I will be visiting and my 'job' is to bring the beer. I will be bringing a mixed case of homebrewed beers:
    • Ekuanot IPA
    • Wet Hopped Harvest Ale (using freshly picked hops from my hop plant in the backyard)
    • English Bitter Ale
    • Belgian Dubble
    • Clone of Orval
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Czech Dark Lager
    Hopefully there will be a beer for everybody except the Bud Light drinkers ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

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  22. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy (1,015) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    nice call on the czech dark lager. such a great style! also, what a nice variety you’re bringing. if someone can’t find something in that mix, that’s on them!
  23. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa (735) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Yeah, well, there will always be somebody who is not completely happy. On a day of Thanks-giving no less!?! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I will be happy on Thanksgiving!! :slight_smile:

  24. Celtics76

    Celtics76 (385) Sep 5, 2011 Rhode Island

    In the morning I'm preparing brussells sprouts cooked in Boston Lager (while drinking a Boston Lager). Bringing the Sam Adams Holiday mixer plus some SN Celebration (and perhaps a Focal Banger if there's any left by then) to my parents for Thanksgiving dinner. Mixing in some bourbon as well!
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  25. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 (1,265) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Probably start the day with a Guinness Coffee, I think there's one left...?
    Of course the annual viewing of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles prior to dinner will be happening, more than likely will be having a NB VR Juice Force with that.
    I think that Wizard Sleeves sour I just got from Arkane on Saturday will pair pretty well.
    If I'm still Thirsty after that....not sure yet....
  26. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 (1,265) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Sooooo....when do we eat!?:sunglasses:
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  27. beer_beer

    beer_beer (445) Feb 13, 2018 Finland

    This is impressive!
  28. budsNpils

    budsNpils (545) Aug 6, 2021 Texas
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    Probably will start off with some German beers at my first get together. Not sure which yet tho.

    2nd party I will shift to Celebrations and bigger beers. Will be sharing some BA beers. Going to bring a few bottles of BCBS.
  29. budsNpils

    budsNpils (545) Aug 6, 2021 Texas
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    I hope to be able to find a few 750ml bottles of Ayinger Celebrator.
  30. budsNpils

    budsNpils (545) Aug 6, 2021 Texas
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    I'd love to be drinking at that party! Doing it right :ok_hand:
  31. REVZEB

    REVZEB (1,190) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois

    A debate has arisen in our home…
    Christmas beer on Thanksgiving: yea or nay?
  32. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy (1,015) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    i’d say it’s appropriate but i’d also argue that there is plenty of winter months ahead and that it’s time to finish up those autumn seasonals in the back of the fridge.
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  33. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 (1,225) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Sure why not, as long as it's a beer that fits the occasion of a T-Day meal, etc. To me that would eliminate a sweet spice Christmas beer.
  34. dcotom

    dcotom (1,045) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    As far as I'm concerned, you can drink Christmas beers as soon as Dollar Tree puts out their Christmas stuff. I think that was three weeks ago.
  35. BigIronH

    BigIronH (960) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Probably gonna do a big stout to start the day off. Then alternate some lagers and farmhouse stuff. Finish off on another big beer; stout or strong ale. And, a bourbon side car. I typically skip dessert so I can load up on beer and liquor calories. Cheers.
  36. Brook82

    Brook82 (0) Oct 21, 2018 Ohio

    I have one last Octoberfest from Great Lakes then sip on an Oatmeal Stout in the evening.
  37. Spade

    Spade (445) Mar 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Several pumpkin/yam beers to finish up- Lancaster Baked, Tröegs Master of Pumpkins, and Saucony Creek Maple Mistress. I have nowhere to go so will either have some wine or indulge some Celebration or Mad Elf. As it's a 4-day work break I also have a Weyerbacher Quad ready to go and some barleywines/wheatwines.

    Should be a good holiday.
  38. Rug

    Rug (690) Aug 20, 2018 Massachusetts
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    As is tradition for me, I stopped by Tree House for some Thanksgiving. I got some fresh King Julius to start, their new Grodziskie, Wycinanki with the meal (along with my homebrewed Dunkelweizen), and a bottle of last year’s Amedee, their Belgian Dark Strong, that I felt was too hot last year with/as dessert. I’m sure I’ll mix in some other stuff too, TH or not
  39. nomisugitai

    nomisugitai (170) Mar 11, 2006 New Jersey

    I always start on a new keg of homebrewed cider on Thanksgiving. Will drink some Celebration Ales and might drink a BCBS to make room for the new ones the next day and drown my sorrows after the Giants game.
  40. WIexile

    WIexile (210) Jul 20, 2017 Michigan

    My wife is breaking out her last bottle of SR-71 for a few family members to try, and I'll be grabbing a sixer of Celebration, a 12 pack of Pale, and a sixer of Winter Pils from Shorts for some nice variety.
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