Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 19, 2012
No matter how much you love your family, it’s always a bit awkward to see relatives you may not have seen in a while. Getting through the congestion in the kitchen, the halitosis, the mundane conversations about work and the morning coffee jitters sometimes requires the sort of loosening of the tongue only your favorite beverage can unlock.
There are many tasty craft beers made just for this special time of year when you’re one turkey leg away from using it as a club on a particularly pesky uncle, or passing out on the couch for a nice second-half nap.
SaveOnBrew.Com, the worlds only beer price-search engine, offers the following tips to help you navigate the food and family during the big day.
When you’re pre-gaming, keep the ABV down to a reasonable level to avoid accidental plate smashing.
- Notch Session Pils (4% abv)– This Czech Pilsner delivers earthy malts, grassy hops and a touch of citrus.
- 21st Amendment Bitter American (4.4% abv)- You get a sweet malt nose and a bitter citrus finish with this American Pale Ale.
Just as you’re about to watch that last drive to see who wins the football game, it’s time to eat… and switch to a more elegant beer to compete with the snooty wine drinkers.
- Bruery’s Autumn Maple (10% abv) – This Belgian ale has been brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, molasses, maple syrup, vanilla, and yams! Sorry, grandma – your candied yams don’t even come close!
- Jolly Pumpkin La Roja (7.2% abv) – You’ll get grapes, oak, raspberries, funky yeast and a tart flavor in this complex zinfandel-style beer that matches up well against hearty yams and turkey.
You might have overstuffed yourself by this point, but there’s always room for one more! The idea is to savor the flavor. You’ll probably milk this one for a while, but it will be a memorable experience.
- Southern Tier Choklat Stout (11% abv) – This one boasts a smooth milk chocolate flavor with notes of vanilla, malt and a mild roast.
- Southern Tier Crème Brulee Stout (% abv) – This beer tastes like sweet vanilla and butterscotch, with caramel, mocha and coffee to balance out the flavor.
Thanksgiving is a good time to splurge on specialty beers and try something a little different. However, if you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, don’t forget to have a few Budweisers on hand for dad. Not everyone has fully embraced the complex flavors of craft beer. Some people prefer a smooth, predictable session beer that they can pound back comfortably.