Thanksgiving Food & Beer
As you put together this year’s Thanksgiving menu add a few Perrin beer favorites to the list. From cooking with beer, pairing dishes with beer, and even beer for dessert – several craft beers have made its way to be a top food-friendly beverage of choice around the table.
From the Perrin Brewers, the team chose some beers to pair up with dishes this holiday season to give those flavors a little extra punch.
Caesar’s Gimp – a Roman Imperial Red Ale fermented with Cabernet Sauvignon grape juice and aged in California Merlot oak wine barrels. Hints of oak, malt and grapes blend together making a smooth and interesting representation of flavors.
Try pairing Caesar Gimp with turkey and a side of cranberries. This medium-bodied style of beer will complement the natural tartness of cranberries and give any bland turkey some flavor.
Available in bottles from Perrin Pub.
Light Lager – a true American Lager with a perfect balance of malts and hops melding together to ensure its insatiable drinkability. At only 110 calories per can, Light Lager is a beer to always have freshly stocked in the fridge for the holiday season.
Try pairing Light Lager with appetizers or mashed potatoes. As a lighter beer, this is a style of beer to start off the holiday feasting. A few cans of Light Lager won’t give off the full feeling, especially when course one rolls around.
Available on draft and 15-packs from Perrin Pub and in market distribution.
Das Brown – A Bamberg style light brown lager with complex malt flavor and hints of smoke. Brewed with beechwood smoked barley and oak-smoked wheat this is a full malt flavored lager.
Try pairing Das Brown with smoked turkey or other various fatty, dark cuts of meat. The oak smoked flavors in this style of beer come out through every sip.
Available on draft in Growlers/Crowlers to go from Perrin Pub.
98 Problems IPA – a West Coast hopped IPA that balances a sweet malty backbone alongside Michigan cascade hops. This IPA imparts massive floral, citrus and bitter aroma while creating a smooth, crisp finish.
Try pairing 98 Problems IPA with some heavily seasoned stuffing. The combination of hops in this IPA will complement and intensify the seasoning/spices within the stuffing. The more spice the better! You might have 98 problems this Thanksgiving but good beer and stuffing ain’t one.
Available in 6-pack cans from Perrin Pub and in market distribution.
The Hypocrite – an Imperial Blonde Ale aged in California Merlot barrels offering up unexpected spice flavors of cinnamon, cardamom, and maple in a rich, elegant and tiramisu-like finish.
Try pairing The Hypocrite with any pie from the dessert spread. The combination of flavors will pair nicely with most sweet dessert.
No Rules – a gigantic Vietnamese Imperial Porter that is deceptively smooth and subtly sweet. Imagine layers of coconut, cinnamon, toffee, vanilla and coffee all dipped in chocolate and soaked in bourbon.
Try pairing No Rules with a glass.
A beer that was named as one of the top beers in the world doesn’t need anything to compliment it. Just grab a glass and enjoy a holiday nightcap indeed because for this Thanksgiving there are no rules.