Craft Beer Belongs On The Table This Thanksgiving

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The versatility and affordability of craft beer make it ideal for pairing with Thanksgiving dinner. People everywhere are discovering the ability of craft beer to make good food taste even better.

Craft Beer Food Pairings Thanksgiving

Pairing Craft Beers with Thanksgiving Dinner.

Because craft beer can be made with almost any ingredient, it can be effectively paired with almost any dish.

The popularity of food and cooking television shows and magazines has transformed America into a nation of foodies. Americans are demanding better quality food, and now they're turning their attention to beer. Chefs, sommeliers and foodies have discovered the incredible versatility of craft beer to pair well with virtually any type of dish.

"Because craft beer can be made with almost any ingredient, it can be effectively paired with almost any dish," says Steve Pavilanis, avid homebrewer, foodie and founder of the educational website

There are officially 28 different styles of beer, but today's craft brewers continue to push the envelope, brewing with non-traditional ingredients such as chili peppers, coconut and even pine needles. This flexibility and experimentation has brought about unique food pairings such as pumpkin pie served with a pumpkin ale, which is brewed with real pumpkin and traditional holiday spices.

In addition to being extremely versatile in food pairings, craft beer is also very affordable. Steve adds, "Good craft beer costs less than $10 per six-pack, making it much easier to sample and experiment with than wine, especially when dining out."

"Instead of having to compromise on a single bottle of wine for the entire table or below average wine by the glass, each diner can instead order a craft beer that pairs perfectly with their specific entree. The same holds true for multiple course dinners."

Those interested in learning more about craft beer, including how to effectively pair it with food and brew your own at home, can visit The website features HD quality videos and materials created by Steve Pavilanis, who has traveled and tasted beer all over the world.


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