What beers are you drinking with your Thanksgiving feast?

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  1. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    It doesn't get horribly cold here in the Portland area. At least not compared to the Midwest or even the Northeast. More chilly, wet, and dreary. Similar to the British Isles from what I've heard. It certainly makes for good stout drinking weather. :slight_smile:
  2. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    ya well its not 81f is it? lol I drink Porter everyday almost. stout=porter in my book.
  3. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (452) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    I may pull something out of the cellar to split with my uncle.
  4. wvdfh120fan

    wvdfh120fan Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 West Virginia

    I will probably crack open a DFH old school ( aged 2 years ) and a DFH 120 from 07
  5. APBT91

    APBT91 Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 North Carolina

    i am accumulating a nice stash of some SN Celebration, Founders BF, SN Bigfoot and 2 different hard ciders from a local orchard/cidery- their original recipe and a dry hopped verison of the original. also looking to add tripel or witbier to the mix to share with the fam throughout the day.
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  6. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    Haha no it certainly isn't 81!
  7. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    YOU get what I call a wet cold up there I been there in January its nasty...we get one every now and then,
  8. Skull40

    Skull40 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2010 Indiana

    I like to start turkey day with a couple bottles of FBS in the morning. That's what it takes to deal with the family for the rest of the day, especially the in-laws.
  9. Papparoachy

    Papparoachy Initiate (197) Apr 11, 2013 Massachusetts
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    If you can find it, Mayflower Brewing Company makes a Thanksgiving Ale that pairs great with turkey. This beer got me into craft beers. Good stuff.
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  10. Aaron58

    Aaron58 Initiate (195) Dec 16, 2007 Massachusetts

    I have a LOT of options. Usually go with something drinkable and smooth for apps, maybe saison like Jack D'or. Im a wine guy at heart, so I usually have wine with dinner, and maybe a beer on the side.

    Dessert is where I bring out the goods. Im not sure what will get open this year, but candidates are

    Avery Rumkin
    Cisco Rumple Drumkin
    2012 Sucaba
    2012 Parabola
    2011 Alesmith Decadence
    2012 GI BC Coffee
    2012 Boulevard Rye on Rye

    The rumkin will definitely be popped and im leaning towards one of the FW as the other.
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  11. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,196) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    We've always done 3 bottles during the day. This year I think the plan is Southern Tier Pumking, New Glarus Serendipity, and an old bottle of Dry Dock Bligh's.
  12. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    Haha. It's the opposite for me. My family is all wacky, my wife's family is awesome. My father in law just bought me one of those Game of Throne stouts as well as an Evil Dead Red from Alesmith!
  13. Resuin

    Resuin Meyvn (1,275) Jun 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    I've got a CCB Good Gourd I'm saving just for Thanksgiving. Looking forward to drinking it with some pumpkin pie for dessert.
  14. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,375) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Great Lakes Christmas Ale and ST Pumking is usually tradition for me..
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  15. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (846) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    I have a Good Gourd waiting for Thanksgiving. Not sure what I'll have besides that.
  16. MrDave

    MrDave Devotee (466) Jan 23, 2013 California
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    Brown Shugga and Abacus.
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  17. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Devotee (464) Jan 13, 2013 Maryland

    I like to pair a Bière de Garde with my Thanksgiving meal. I haven't picked one out yet, I'll have to see what I can find.
  18. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    nice I tried to find 1 today, no luck here, sadly. I should say no luck finding a real French one,lol
  19. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    Most of my beer consumption will be the Saturday after t day when my wife and I host a "friends Thanksgiving". We will be having ham since most people will be turkeyed out. So I imagine a barley wine, oatmeal stout or some other malt forward beer would be a good choice with the main course. Anyone have some good glazed ham and beer experience they care to share?
  20. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    Same deal with my mom haha. My wife and I often host a "friends thanksgiving" the Saturday after.
    #60 ColinStClaire, Nov 4, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2013
  21. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Disciple (357) Nov 5, 2012 Arizona
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    Oh, man, that's kinda tough, but I think I will let inspiration guide me as I will have plenty of options. Probably some Celebrations, non barrel aged barleywines, and probably a barrel aged barleywine or a Parabola for dessert. I know I'm drinking a good barrel aged barlywine and a Parabola that weekend, just not sure on the sequence. I also have to make sure I finish smoking the turkey before I REALLY put my buzz on if you know what I mean!
  22. KOP_Beer_OUtlet

    KOP_Beer_OUtlet Aspirant (265) Jul 13, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Thanksgiving at our house this year...background beer is SN Celebration (a tradition for years now), Bear's Black Racer, Victory's Dirt Wolf, SN Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale, then we'll finish with Ten Fidy around a bon fire weather permitting...oh yeah Coors light for the sister in law.
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  23. WTKeene

    WTKeene Defender (667) Jul 13, 2013 New Mexico
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    I've actually got some good ciders that I'm planning on saving for Turkey day. I grew up with sparkling cider, so now that I'm 21 hard ciders seem only natural. I'll probably drink a nice stout with dessert (perhaps Warlock), and while cooking, it will be whatever I have on hand, probably something lower in alcohol.
  24. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (1,613) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    Last year I opened Bruery Autumn Maple to pair with dinner, and BBC Merry Mischief with dessert.
  25. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Zealot (539) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

  26. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (1,668) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    In the past I've tried to have New Glarus' Raspberry Tart or Wisconsin Red, but my quick trip to Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago produced neither. But I did get some Serendipity and some Strawberry Rhubarb, so it will be one of them. I've never had either of them to know which will work better with a turkey dinner with the trimmings, so does anyone have a recommendation for which one?
  27. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Same here. Even at age 31 I get giddy with the holidays.

    As for the question at hand.....not sure, but I think a tall boy of Narragansett Bohemian Pils will find it's way to my hand. I usually enjoy a nice cider on Thanksgiving as well.
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  28. JrGtr

    JrGtr Disciple (394) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    Since I moved in with my GF (now wife, as of this past weekend, yikes!!) we've been hosting the T-giving stuff-fest. Fortunately that gives me access to my cellar.
    I generally don't plan too far ahead, but I know this year a couple of my homebrews will be featured, a pale ale loosely based on the SN New Albion, and my sour (RR COnsecration clone) as well as whatever else I feel like.
    I can't cook with it, since her sister is gluten-intolerant, along with a soy allergy, (correction: I cook with it, but I can't put any in the recipe)
    I do have a cider drinking nicely now, but this year's won't be ready in time.
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  29. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer Champion (841) May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Prior to the meal either while cooking or watching football drink what you want but I would stay away from filling beers think dry pale ale, saison, or session ales (I will open an Arthur as well as a growler of Edward. I think a malt forward but nicely bitter beer such as mayflower thanksgiving ale or something like than is great for dinner itself as it should go fairly well with everything on the plate. Then switch to something like a barleywine, imp stout, or quad depending on your preference to pair with dessert I will likely open a barleywine myself maybe central waters bbbw
  30. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,077) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I think Belgian Dark Ales go great with a rich meal. Last year I served St. Bernardus Abt 12 for my family.
  31. mctizzz

    mctizzz Devotee (483) Dec 23, 2010 California
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    Home brews during the day,
    Matilda or something from Rustic Ales with dinner,
    Rumpkin and Almanac Heirloom with/for dessert.
  32. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Aspirant (296) Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    A new brewery is opening this Saturday in my town, and they have a beer called Thanksgiving Day leftovers. It is a cranberry sauce saison - hope I can get a growler of that and enjoy it on Thanksgiving
  33. GeorgiaKiwi

    GeorgiaKiwi Aspirant (261) Dec 7, 2007 Georgia
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    Tank 7 has become our staple with the turkey. Probably some Jai Alai earlier and Wake and Bake or KBS with dessert.
  34. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Aspirant (226) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    I LOOOOVE Thanksgiving. Hands down one of the best days of the year. This year is Founder's FBS with breakfast. Sierra Nevada Celebration for the in-between pacer beers. Firestone Sucaba 2012 with dinner. 2013 Boulevard BBQ with dessert. Finally, 2012 BCBS for a nightcap. (All beers are subject to change).
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  35. BeerAssassin

    BeerAssassin Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2012 Antarctica

    How will you able to taste the food if you drink that much?
  36. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Aspirant (226) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    Pacing man. Pacing. I'm up early on that day to help cook everything, and go to bed super late. Been done before...
  37. Relik

    Relik Aspirant (202) Apr 20, 2011 Nova Scotia (Canada)

    my go to pairing with a turkey dinner is a Gueuze, seems odd at first but really works with the light turkey flavor, the gravy and the peppery stuffing and the buttery notes on the veg and the skin of the bird.
    mind you the turkey i do is roasted, pairing would change if it was fried or smoked.
  38. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Devotee (481) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska
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    How about you guys invite me over to your family events?
    My fam doesn't drink at all.
    I'll be spending it this year with my gf's family. Her dad is only into Guinness and her mom is allergic to gluten. :slight_frown:
  39. Henamonster

    Henamonster Initiate (60) Feb 2, 2007 California

    Anchor Porter was my intro to the craft beer scene, so that's definitely a solid choice.
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  40. GatorGirl

    GatorGirl Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Florida

    Good Gourd and Autumn Maple are taking me up to the news year.
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