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Cheers to Thanksgiving: Brew-tiful Beer Facts!

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to indulge in delicious food, spend time with loved ones, and of course, raise a pint or two! But did you know that beer and Thanksgiving have more in common than you might think? Get ready for a hoppy journey as we explore some brew-tiful beer facts that will leave you thankful for this tasty beverage!

1. Pilgrims and Pints:

When the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, they brought more than just a thirst for freedom (and land). They also brought their love for beer! In fact, beer was a staple in their diet, as it was safer to drink than water (something I preach still). So this Thanksgiving, let's raise a glass to the Pilgrims and their pioneering taste for hops!

2. Turkey and Taps:

Looking for the perfect beer to pair with your Thanksgiving feast? Look no further than a malty amber ale or a crisp and refreshing pilsner. These beer styles complement the rich flavors of roasted turkey, stuffing, and all the trimmings. Just remember, it's all about finding the right balance between the beer and the bird – we don't want your gravy to taste like a beer marinade! Hmmm, actually???!

3. Beer Basting:

Speaking of gravy, did you know that beer can be used as a secret ingredient in your Thanksgiving cooking? While it might sound unconventional, adding a splash of beer to your gravy can enhance its flavor and give it a delightful depth. Plus, it's a great way to sneak some more beer into your Thanksgiving celebration! As I always tell my turkey just before I throw is into my RecTeq pellet grill (Shameless

Shoutout)....."Its time to get BASTED!!

4. Post-Feast Brews:

After indulging in a hearty Thanksgiving meal, it's time to relax and unwind and watch my DETROIT LIONS put a whooping on the Cheese Heads. And what better way to do that than with a post-feast beer? Whether you prefer a smooth stout, a zesty IPA, or a comforting pumpkin ale, (Sidebar, Southern Tier: Pumking is my favorite option) there's a brew out there to satisfy your taste buds. So kick back, enjoy the football game, and let the beer do the talking!

5. Beering with Family:

Thanksgiving is all about spending quality time with family and loved ones. And what better bonding activity than sharing a beer together? Whether you're swapping stories, reminiscing about old times, or engaging in some friendly debates on why the Lions should still be playing the Thanksgiving day game (I think we all know which side of the turkey leg I fall on), a cold brew can help create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Just remember to drink responsibly and keep the laughter flowing!

As we gather around the table this Thanksgiving, let's raise a glass to the connection between beer and our holiday feast. From the Pilgrims' love for brews to the perfect beer pairings for your turkey, beer adds a touch of frothy fun to this festive occasion. So this year, let's clink our glasses, savor the flavors, and give thanks for the brew-tiful world of beer. Cheers to Thanksgiving! And yes, we are even grateful for Uncle Larry...even though he was the first one here and the last one to leave.

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