If you’ve read much in the way of beer blogs lately you may have caught a few posts about what kind of beer pairings work with turkey, and thanksgiving food in general. Rob Kasper â€” thankfully back to blogging at his own site â€” wrote a guest post on Liz @ Large earlier this week, and mentioned the pairings suggested by Great Brewers’ sommelier functionality on the Beer Cloud app that Brad over at Beer in Baltimore mentioned as well. The app suggests some interesting things, not all of which I agree with:
- Vienna Lager â€” Which I fully agree with. That’s a great beer. Not too strong, not too heavy. Exactly what you want when you’re going to be eating a ton of food.
- Traditional German Bock â€” Not my style, for sure. It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s pretty alcoholic, and the cloying malt sweetness would overwhelm a lot of the flavors you associate with Thanksgiving.
- German Dunkel â€” Not a bad choice, and similar to what I would choose myself.
- Belgian Dubbel â€” Sure, but only for dessert.
So what would I choose?
Easy â€” A Northern English Brown like Newcastle or Sam Smith’s Nut Brown Ale; or a Dark Mild like Moorhouse Black Cat; or maybe the lighter side of American Brown Ale, like Brooklyn Brown. (more…)