Best Beer to Drink on Thanksgiving

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Turkey
Even if you load it with an intricate spice rub, turkey generally has a more subtle (and let's face it: boring) flavor, so you want to avoid beers with too much hoppy ... more 
Photo by: Courtesy photo
Turkey
Even if you load it with an intricate spice rub, turkey generally has a more subtle (and let's face it: boring) flavor, so you want to avoid beers with too much hoppy bitterness that will dominate the taste. Use a brown ale like Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale. It's a rich beer, with a dark caramel and nutty flavor. That makes it perfect for the fatty, dark cuts of meat, and for more flavorful turkeys that have been smoked or fried. less 
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Tue, Nov 20, 2012 10:12 AM EST
By Andrew Craig, GQ



You spent the last week planning out your Thanksgiving feast (or at least, watching football and sending e-mail reminders to yourself about it), and now you're going to serve it with whatever boring bottle of red is in your kitchen? Don't be that guy. Our advice: Ditch the wine altogether, and pair your spread with a curated six-pack. We called up some of our favorite brewers-Dave Yarrington from Smuttynose, Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head, Brett Joyce from Rogue, Bill Sysak from Stone, Garrett Oliver from Brooklyn Brewery, and Jon Mervine from Roc-to get their takes on the best beer to serve at Thanksgiving. Feel free to include them on your list of thanks when you're going around the table.




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