Thanksgiving Food and Dry Dock Brewing Beer Pairings

by / Thursday, 19 November 2015 / Published in Uncategorized

We have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! We also have a lot of beers on tap that you’re going to want on your Thanksgiving table after you read this article. Sorry in advance for making you hungry, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Cheers!







Thanksgiving Beer Pairing Guide

Pair fresh cheeses and fruit with a spicy, funky, or even tart brew. Saisons, sour beers, and Brettanomyces-fermented beers stand up well to the array of flavors found in a fruit and cheese spread.

Dry Dock Beer Pairings
Russian Sage Saison
Drei Dock Brett Farmhouse Ale
Apricot Blonde Ale

Pair earthy, savory stuffing with a balanced amber or red ale. The malt-forwardness of these styles will compliment the hearty stuffing, while the subtle hoppiness will cut the richness of this classic Thanksgiving dish. The sweet and savory characteristics of pumpkin beer will pair well with stuffing, too.

Dry Dock Beer Pairings
Amber Ale
Half Moon Pumpkin Ale
Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Roasted turkey can be paired with any number of beer styles— we think its bold flavor is a great match for the hoppiest of IPAs.

Dry Dock Beer Pairings
Hop Abomination IPA
Double IPA

The sweet, savory complexity of honey-glazed ham calls for a beer that will compliment without overpowering. Go for an easy-drinking, balanced beer.

Dry Dock Beer Pairings
Sommer Weizenbock
Enterprise IPA

The intense sweetness of pumpkin pie pairs well with the roasted qualities of stout and porter.

Dry Dock Beer Pairings
Vanilla Porter
Lyreen Irish Stout