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Old 09-25-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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So the wife has requested something for the thanksgiving, but wanted something other than a pumpkin ale.

I am drawing a blank as to what to brew. Anybody got any suggestions?

I'm an all grain brewer. Brew pretty much everything.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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You could go the Jones Soda route and make basically a liquid Thanksgiving with several courses. Just kidding, I don't really have anything more to contribute.

 
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:54 PM   #3
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A Strong Begium beer would go really well with Turkey. Keep the banana taste down and emphasize the clove and cardamom. You could also add some spices. It sounds great, now you have me thinking.
Or an Old Ale (strong ale).

 
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:02 PM   #4
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So the wife has requested something for the thanksgiving, but wanted something other than a pumpkin ale.

I am drawing a blank as to what to brew. Anybody got any suggestions?

I'm an all grain brewer. Brew pretty much everything.
Oktoberfest ale is pretty tasty for Thanksgiving.

I had Biermuncher's OktoberFAST ale ready for Thanksgiving last year. Went over well.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:16 PM   #5
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Fresh hop like Sierra Nevada Celebration - piney citrusy malty easy-drinking IPA
Some fall brown ale; add beer to the gravy too
And +1 on any lager/amber/o-fest type. Solid.

 
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:17 PM   #6
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If you are literally going to be drinking it during the Thanksgiving dinner, consider making something that isn't of stupefying strength. It's a long day and there's plenty of time to drink, and you don't want people getting wasted at the meal. So I would think something of medium strength that also goes well with food would be a good choice.

Along those lines, you might consider an Oktoberfest or an amber. Those are both versatile food beers, I think, with enough taste to stand up to full-flavored food but not so heavy, alcoholic, bitter, spicy, etc. that they get in the way of food. An amber would also have the virtue of being American!

Other good medium-strength ideas: a lightly sage-infused porter (goes with stuffing); an APA; a fuller-flavored German lager (e.g. bock).

edit: oh yeah, and I tend to find that acidic beers go well with food. Maybe something cranberry-based would be good, or a sour. But a cranberry-infused beer gets some of the depth of sour beers without actually using a sour process.

 
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:20 PM   #7
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I have been considering making a sweet potato beer.... see if I can get it to taste like candied yams... all carmelly with a sweet potato/squash flavor and thivk mouthfeel.
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I have been considering making a sweet potato beer.... see if I can get it to taste like candied yams... all carmelly with a sweet potato/squash flavor and thivk mouthfeel.
That sounds interesting. You are right something with a bit of sweetness or neutrality for turkey. Anything too bitter or roasty will devastate many of the subtle flavors like turkey, potatos, etc. I guess that is why people drink white wine with turkey. I don't care for it. I always drink a Pino Noir or some other red, but this thread has got me thinking.

 
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:48 PM   #9
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If you are literally going to be drinking it during the Thanksgiving dinner, consider making something that isn't of stupefying strength. It's a long day and there's plenty of time to drink, and you don't want people getting wasted at the meal. So I would think something of medium strength that also goes well with food would be a good choice.

Along those lines, you might consider an Oktoberfest or an amber. Those are both versatile food beers, I think, with enough taste to stand up to full-flavored food but not so heavy, alcoholic, bitter, spicy, etc. that they get in the way of food. An amber would also have the virtue of being American!

Other good medium-strength ideas: a lightly sage-infused porter (goes with stuffing); an APA; a fuller-flavored German lager (e.g. bock).

edit: oh yeah, and I tend to find that acidic beers go well with food. Maybe something cranberry-based would be good, or a sour. But a cranberry-infused beer gets some of the depth of sour beers without actually using a sour process.
I like the idea of the sage. I've had a saison with sage. I have a wonderful brown saison recipe, that I am wondering if adding sage would work with that.

Maybe a cranberry witte. Or perhaps a cranberry kolsch.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:52 PM   #10
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A nice lager is good.. even a Bo Pils and german pils is great during this season if you don't go with something darker or heavier.

I personally think Porters, and Stouts are the main stays of the season. But that's just me I think.
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