25th November 2008

Thanksgiving Pairings

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Beer on Thanksgiving?  Something ELSE to help pack on the pounds?  I say… why not?  Especially with these pairings thanks to Tastingtable.com and New York’s first beer sommelier, Café D’Alsace’s Aviram Turgeman:

Here are his easy-to-find picks:

Turkey with gravy – This classic American dish calls for a classic American ale like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, which has a good malty weight and enough hoppiness to cut through the gravy’s richness.

Baked ham – For this popular turkey alternative, Anchor Steam delivers smoky, malty and spicy notes that go well with fruity glazes.

Stuffing – A slightly sweet, higher-alcohol Belgian dubbel, such as the spicy Grimbergen Dubbel, provides a lovely foil for stuffing’s salty, doughy pleasures.

Sweet potatoes - To offset their sweetness, pour a light beer with a crisp hoppiness and a tough of acidity, like Czech Pilsner Urquell.

Pumpkin pie – Instead of too-obvious pumpkin ale, try EKU 28, a fruity German Doppelbock packed with honey, apple, clove and cinnamon flavors.

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