Thanksgiving Beer Pairings

Derek Arent from and says Bruery Autumn Maple goes with just about anything Thanksgiving related!

Dish: Smoked Turkey
Beer: Ommegang Curiex or Tripel Karmelite
Style: Barrel Aged or with notes of Caramel Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Dish: Turkey
Beer: Heater Allen, Upright #6, or Paulaner Salvator
Style: Dunkelweizen, or quasi sweet Bock

Dish: Tofurkey
Beer: Upright Rustica #4 or Saison De Pipaix
Style: Rustic Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Dish: Sweet Potatoes
Beer: Oscar Blues Ten Fidy or Alesmith Speedway Stout
Style: Russian Imperial Stout or Robust English Porter

Dish: Stuffing
Beer: Elysian Night Owl
Style: Pumpkin Ale

Dish: Stuffing with Raisins
Beer: Dupont Avec les bons Voeux
Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Dish: Salad/Cream Dressing
Beer: Victory Pilsner
Style: German Pilsener

Dish: Salad/Vinaigrette
Beer: Upright Wit or Upright #4
Style: Witbier

Dish: French Onion Green Bean Casserole
Beer: Old Peculiar or Oskar Blues Old Chub
Style: Scottish Ale

Dish: Pumpkin Pie
Beer: Ninkasi Oatis or Ninkasi Sleigh’r
Style: Oatmeal Stout or Altbier

Dish: Cheesecake
Beer: Oud Beersel or Liefmans Framboise
Style: Sweet to tart berry Lambic – fruit

If you’re near Portland, many of these beers are available at Belmont Station or on tap at various establishments around town. Search as it can help you in your search to find these on tap, or ask your local beer steward at Belmont Station to get your hands on these tasty brews.

Beer Geek Disclaimer:

Palates may vary and we don’t condone drinking all these in one day, you know your palate best and these are merely suggestions to get your tastebuds excited about the Holiday season, Cheers! Drink safely!

Credit and thanks to Scott & Samurai Artist from, Belmont Station and Derek Arent from

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