Beer pairings are a growing trend with restaurants around the country and, according to this post on Restaurant Hospitality, they fit perfectly on your Thanksgiving table next to the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes (and conversations with your uncle).
The folks at Restaurant Hospitality spoke with Eric Kobus, craft and specialty brands manager for Chicagoland’s largest distributor, Louis Glunz Beer, for some beer pairing tips. For those looking for some holiday flavor at their brewpub, tasting room or dinner table:
With roast turkey, the star of any Thanksgiving celebration, Kobus says there are various ways you can go with a complementary beer. “Avoid anything too hop forward, like an IPA,” he says. “Look for something light, like a Belgian-style golden ale or triple. Those light, floral flavors really complement the meat, and in addition, they would be a great way to cut through the gravy and hold up to the meat and not play against it.”
He suggests the La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue. The triple-style golden ale has a floral bouquet with notes of honey, spice and coriander that pair well with rich, gamey roast turkey, he says.
Kobus also has suggestions for green bean casserole, tart cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Check out Restaurant Hospitality to round out your holiday celebrations.