It’s the classic holiday dilemma: You’ve got the bird, or you're going as a guest to someone's house and you're bringing the wine, now what beverage should you pair with Turkey? On your Thanksgiving dinner plate there will be a variety of flavors, textures, temperatures and weights. So it's best to find a common characteristic and go from there.
All the best stuff on the Thanksgiving table comes from the oven: turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pies, you name it. Food cooked in the oven generally undergoes browning and caramelization—just like the darker malts used to create amber and brown-colored beers do when they are kilned and prepared for brewing. There is an easy connection between darker malty Beer or Ale and oven-roasted food. This helps narrow the field to a few beer styles.
Our Craft Beer Picks for the Turkey: Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout, Long Trail Double Bag Ale,
Cadillac Mountain Stout