23 November 2011

Thanksgiving Beer Pairing Articles

You still have time to fill up your beer fridge for Thanksgiving.  Here are a couple of articles to help you stock up.

When Beer Meets Bird

"As far as pairings are concerned, turkey is a relatively neutral protein," said Ted Miller, brewer at Brugge Brasserie in Broad Ripple. "A wide variety of beers work -- from a clean and crisp pilsner, to a dark and malty dopplebock, to a sweet and complex Belgian strong ale."

 Beer Pairings For a Thanksgiving Day Feast

A rule of thumb for a successful pairing is that the drink should complement the food with either a contrasting or similar flavor profile.
The challenge is that pairings work best with a singular soul mate like an artisan cheese or a lush dessert. The Thanksgiving experience is hardly a monogamous encounter, making it a challenge for any beer connoisseur. Fortunately, with the right lineup, beer can win over the ardent wine lover when the most important meal of the year is on the line. 
Beers for the Thanksgiving Table

Craft beer has graduated to the point where it should be just as acceptable to serve a bottle of fine ale to well-dressed dinner guests as a bottle of wine. You have to be choosy, though. Plopping a six of Heineken next to the bowl of cranberries isn’t going to cut it.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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