November 23, 2021

The Best Beers to Enjoy on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is almost upon us. That means it’s time for copious amounts of turkey, stuffing, and whatever else you love to gorge yourself on. It also means it’s time for your awkward political arguments and weird distant relatives that are trying to get drunk. That’s why we’ve put together a list of beers that’ll make Thanksgiving Day a little more enjoyable.

On Thanksgiving morning you’ll probably be woken up by the sounds of pots and pan clanging in the kitchen. If you attended any Thanksgiving Pre-game or Blackout Wednesday, you’ll probably be dragging yourself to the kitchen for some water to hydrate and a little hair-of-the-dog to stave off your ungodly hangover. A breakfast or coffee stout will do the trick for you here. Angry Troll Brewing’s Coffee Stout with Anchor Coffee Co. in Wilkesboro would do you right and wake you up for the festivities ahead. Enjoy at the breakfast table…or still in bed.

After you’ve downed this breakfast brew, you’ll need something to drink that’ll keep you going without making you lose your breakfast. At this point we recommend a shandy or radler. This style of brew is a beer mixed with juice or a soda, leaving it at a lower ABV than most brews. We recommend something like Angry Troll’s Hidden Key Grapefruit Shandy. Unfortunately, shandies are a summer beverage, so if you can’t find any, just mix your favorite lager with soda or juice.

Now it’s probably getting close to lunch time, and that means it’s time for football and awkward conversations with your relatives. To avoid any judgmental faces or intervention-like conversations, ditch the high alcohol drinks for something light and easy. We recommend something in the 4% range. You could jump for your favorite Macro Brew at this point, but if you want to keep things craft centric, something light like our Surry Cream ale would be perfect.

After a few of these light brews, it’s probably getting close to meal time. Enjoy something with a little more kick as you fuel up on turkey. If you’re a liquor drinker, something like an Old Fashioned would be perfect. If you’re looking to stick with beer, something like our Blood Orange Rye would do the trick. This brew packs a punch and gives you hints of whiskey.

After dinner your cousins are probably raring to go to bars. Hop in the car (with someone sober) and head out for a great night knowing you’ve successfully drank your way through Thanksgiving. Cheers!


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