Thanksgiving can be a long day filled with family, friends, and a lot of feasting. It only makes sense to have the right beer for the right occasion. Here are 10 beers to keep the day and spirits moving along.
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Clown Shoes Clem Wit
Time to share the spotlight, Mimosa. A light and citrusy way to start the day, Clown Shoes brings us a light, refreshing beer to get things started.
Some West Coast love, this beer is a bit darker but won’t put you in the tank. At 4.4 percent, it’s a super flavorful beer that won’t set you back.
Time for a cleanser. Gaffel Kölsch is a crisp, clean, light beer that preps you for game time.
Turkey’s in the oven, family has arrived, and the game is on. Let the oldest brewery in America [founded 1829] bring you a great light beer to complement the Lions and the Packers.
Two Brothers Long Haul Session
Today’s a marathon, not a sprint. Two Brothers brings us a tasty ale that will keep you going but leave room for more.
Big and sour—wake up, taste buds, it’s go time. This tart Belgian lambic will refresh you from your game-time slump.
Victory Weizen Bock
Clove, spice, and everything nice—this brings us into the holiday season. Time for the taste buds to recover: It’s almost dinnertime.
Dogfish Chicory Stout
Take it easy and enjoy this subtle dark beer—you’ve earned it. The turkey turned out great, and everyone is stuffed. Roasted coffee and mocha flavors take you into the evening.
Third Voyage Double IPA
Heading toward the finish line, this double India pale ale from the guys at Sam Adams will give you the extra hops you’ve been waiting for all day.
Founders Breakfast Stout
Breakfast as a nightcap: Turn out the light with this 8.3 percent beer, it’s like a giant alcoholic chocolate bar. Good night.