Beers for Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving for most folks, which means it’s a time to get together with family and friends. Some folks tend to go to the bar or a restaurant because they don’t have family, they’ve already done Thanksgiving with their family – such as my case – or they just don’t want to cook. And that’s okay.

In addition to enjoying delicious food you should take time to drink some delicious beer. Here are some recommendations on brews to go along with your feast.

Samuel Adams 
It’s always good to go with the classics, but Sam’s Oktoberfest and Winter ales are right for the occasion. Samuel Adams is also a common enough beer that you can share with your loved ones.

Kilkenny is an Irish cream ale that is smooth and goes well with food or dessert. If you’re having pie, this could substitute for the ice cream.

Golden Monkey
Victory’s Golden Monkey is a Belgian style ale that is 9.5 percent alcohol and goes well with bigger feasts.

Deschutes Jubelale
I recently tried this one for the first time. Although it’s not something I would buy a six-pack of, Jubeale goes well with a feast that’s focused on duck. It also goes well with Pecan Pie.

Sierra Nevada Tumbler
The Tumbler has a smooth, malt taste that goes well with any meal.

Dogfish Head’s Indian Brown Ale
Like a Thanksgiving dinner that has several kinds of food, Dogfish head’s Indian Brown Ale is a mix of IPA, Scotch Ale and Brown Ale.

Take the Black Stout
Stouts can be filling, especially if you drink one before Thanksgiving, but if you’re not looking for food or you aren’t a fan of your family’s cooking – and don’t want to tell them – then a stout is your choice. I suggest Ommegang’s Take the Black Stout. Not only is it good, but it will also provide a good conversation starter for family members or friends who are “Game of Thrones” fans.

Coors Light
When in doubt, bring a domestic beer that everyone can enjoy before dinner or during the football game. I prefer Coors Light over cheap beer.

These recommendations come from Craft,, Business Insider and myself. If you have any recommendations for beer, let me know in the comment section.


About Al Stover

I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. I currently work as a Staff Reporter for the Cheney Free Press. I have interviewed characters like cage fighters, drag queens and dungeon masters. I like Batman, coffee, MMA and beer.

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