At Triangle Distributing Co., we don’t like to play favorites. However, it is no secret that Thanksgiving is one of everyone’s favorite holidays. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we wanted to provide a couple of recommendations for beer and food pairings perfect for your customers or clientele.
While wine is more traditional for the Thanksgiving meal, we know that it’s not for everyone. We may be a little biased, but we believe there’s nothing wrong with having a cold brew right next to your meal on one of the best holidays of the year. Check out our list below!
We would recommend suggesting wheat beers for the start of the meal. Many wheat beers have an umami or earthy taste which is perfect to enjoy while prepping the Thanksgiving meal. Hangar 24 has a wonderful Oktoberfest beer that is perfect for the Thanksgiving meal, while 10 Barrel Brewing’s winter ale also offers a crisp taste that skews to the lighter side. Stock up and suggest these beers for your customers to try during the holidays.
For the actual dinner meal, we would recommend telling customers to try a farmhouse ale or saison. Since these types of beer are highly carbonated, they would complement the turkey flavor the best. Wheat beers typically come with some type of fruit flavor, so when selecting a wheat beer, make sure to consider the flavors of common Thanksgiving side dishes. Firestone Walker’s British Pale Ale would be a terrific choice to recommend your customers for a dinnertime drink. It has a caramel flavor that would be a great accompaniment for the traditional Thanksgiving tastes.
If your clients really like IPAs, we recommend stocking up on one to go with the dessert course. IPAs can be a perfect counter to spiced desserts such as pumpkin or apple pie. For example, pumpkin fans can indulge in a flavored pumpkin ale or wheat beer with dessert, while hard apple ciders or apple ales are great for those who prefer apple pie. The Goose Island Winter Ale has great dessert notes, featuring chocolate and caramel flavors, and would be a great selection to offer customers as an option for after-dinner beer. Want to offer a sweet cider taste instead? Three Oaks Ciders’ selection is sure to give your customers exactly what they’re looking for.
Would you like to place an order for Thanksgiving beers? Give us a call today at 562-699-3424 to learn more about any of our great selection of brands or to place your order today.