Beverage Warehouse Comin’ in Hot with Recs for your Thanksgiving TableNov 15, 2021 08:36PM ● By John Gales
Comin’ in Hot with Recs for your Thanksgiving Table
We recommend a handlebar. Oh, stash, not ‘stache? In that case, mix it up. We know we’re going to be holding onto Eden Cider’s Benjamin for an aperitif, some Chateau Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape for feeling bougie at dinnertime, and maybe a little Green Empire Deepest Depths for that sinking into the couch beer.
3. What about wine at dinner?
Thanksgiving’s traditional flavors are such a great pairing partner because of how clean a canvas they present for your wine. Reds, whites, or rosés, sparkling or still, it’s all fair game. We’re suckers for red with a little spice to go with my turkey, so maybe a Syrah/Grenache blend (Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup, St. Cosme Les Deux Albion) would do the trick. Or, If you’re more into whites, something big and aromatic that won’t be overmatched by all those competing flavors at the table seems in order. Gewurztraminer (Trimbach, Union Sacre) fits that bill and has a profile that just feels made for the fall.
Mead. There are obviously a ton of options to go alongside all those pies and pastries, but bringing a little honey and spice to the fold is a fun way to add some depth to your desserts. Try Sticky Paws’ Mulled Mead if you’re feeling indulgent and want to stack even more fall spices onto your apple or pumpkin pie. Or, if you prefer to finish on the lighter side, reach for Golden Rule’s Twig for a bouncy twist on classic Vermont flavors.
Luckily, this is a great time to branch out if your thing is light lagers, as so many with subtle and unique characters are coming from amazing local sources. We’re partial to Simple Roots’ Simple Pils and Black Flannel’s Denthead Kolsch. Still, a quick glance at almost any star in the local lineup will reveal a clean, crisp, carefully crafted alternative to ol’ Melvin’s favorite macro.
6. Anything new that is really causing a buzz?