Happy Thanksgiving! Among all of the glorious mounds of food we as Americans consume over the course of the Thanksgiving evening there needs to be something to wash it all down. And what better way to lube your pie hole than with a glass of nice, craft beer?! Yes, football is on and most will instinctively reach for a Coors or Bud Light, but this is a holiday! It’s time to treat yourself and invest in some seriously delicious brews.
Best Thanksgiving Beers
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
If you’re looking for a beer that will slowly drown out the annoying squawking of the in-laws, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on the Sierra Nevada Bigfoot. At 9.6% ABV, the Bigfoot is a barleywine full of chocolate, malt, and molasses flavors that pair well with any of the 6 courses you’ll be having this holiday.
Dogfish Head Sixty-One
For a sweet, red ale that packs a punch, try Sixty-One by Dogfish Head. Another beer/wine hybrid, Sixty-One is another great winter-time brew perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. This 6.5% ABV beer is also great if you’re looking for that classic Dogfish Head taste, as it’s basically the 60 Minute IPA with one additional ingredient: syrah grape must from California.
Southampton Cuvee des Fleurs
This is definitely a beer that is fancy enough to sit at the Thanksgiving table without looking too out of place. With a great blend of spicy and sweet, the Southampton Cuvee des Fleurs combines fruit flavors with a dry finish. At 8.2% ABV, this beer is perfect for sharing with your loved ones.