Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen 5.4% ABV
The intense smokiness of this rauchbier can make a delicious pairing with a plate of sharp cheddar or aged gouda, or a smoked turkey topped with rich gravy.
Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout 10.1% ABV
Like biting into chocolate-covered espresso beans, this is a serious stout. Rich and creamy, with hints of roasted coffee, dried fruit and caramel, sip it after dinner with strong cheeses or a chocolaty pot du creme.
Deschutes Jubelale 6.7% ABV
Cooking up a duck for this year’s holiday dinner? This is your beer. With a touch of caramelized sugar flavor and plenty of spice and dark fruit notes, this holiday ale is also a great match for a slice of pecan pie or some crème brulee.
Dogfish Head Sixty-One 6.5% ABV
Fantôme Saison 8% ABV
This saison freshens up a sleepy palate with tart and tangy flavors that offer just a hint of barnyard and spice. Fruity and complex, sip it solo or throughout Thanksgiving dinner.
Jenlain Ambrée 7.5% ABV
Malty and rustic, this dark French farmhouse ale tastes like autumn—complete with earthy notes of cinnamon, caramel and apple skins. Plus, it’s Champagne-cork enclosure makes it perfectly festive for holiday toasts.
New Belgium 1554 5.5% ABV
Dark and creamy with aromas of roasted nuts, coffee and caramel, serve this smooth, crowd-pleasing brew with creamy chestnut soup, pungent soft cheeses or chocolaty desserts.
Ommegang Witte 5.1% ABV
Spicy coriander flavors mix with notes of tangy orange marmalade in this classic white ale. Lower in alcohol, this is a great beer to sip throughout the evening—from soups and appetizers all the way to dessert.
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 9.6% ABV
This big, bold barleywine offers loads of chocolate, malt and molasses flavors that make a great match for a cheese plate, a slice of gingerbread or on its own as a post-dinner digestif.
St. Feuillien Brune Reserve 8.5% ABV
Brown ales are made for the full, rich flavors of the holidays, and with its fruity, spicy, malty notes and creamy mouthfeel, this one is a perfect match for roast turkey, stuffing and all the traditional trimmings.
RECIPE: Cranbeer-y Relish